Park Cafe used to be one of my favorite restaurants in San Jose until suddenly I forgot about it, for no reason really!
Last night I “rediscover” it.
As you enter this old hacienda type of house near La Sabana, you know the night we’ll be special. The restaurant is nestled in an Asian Antique Shop; everything around you is for sale.
Richard Neat, the great chef and co-owner, decided to give a twist to his previous menu by introducing smaller courses so you can have a “tasting menu”, except that here, you chose what you want.
Don’t think tapas, this is much better since portions are big enough to get a good taste of each dish, but small enough to keep you waiting anxiously for the next course.
We had a hard time choosing what to order from the well-balanced menu.
We chose 6 dishes, all of them wonderful.
|Beef carpaccio with mustard sauce|
|Tuna and red snapper sashimi on top of an eggplant pure|
|Seared beef with roasted garlic|
|Lamb chop over wild mushroom raviolis|
You are thinking: Heavy Meal! It wasn’t. Let’s be honest: it’s not a “baby green salad dinner” but it’s certainly better!
My only regret was being too full to enjoy their magnificent “dessert tray”, so we ordered a pear tartin with caramelised ice cream, the perfect finale!
Service was very professional and relaxed, something that’s hard to get in Costa Rica.
Park Cafe is truly a unique place.