Events / Dinner

Taste of Panama

Thu, October 18, 2012

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

Raúl Vaquerizo

Hotel Riu Panamá Plaza - Panama City, Panama

Just a short ride from lush tropical rain forests, Panama City is a bustling, metropolitan center whose food culture, nightlife, and skyline have been steadily eclipsing its famous canal. At the five-star Hotel Riu Panamá Plaza, Spanish-born and French-trained executive chef Raúl Vaquerizo transforms indigenous ingredients with an artful modernist sensibility.

Event photos taken by Geoff Mottram.

Menu

  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • Beef–Stuffed Cassava with Coriander–Red Chili Sauce
    • Panamanian Green Tomato, Chilled Pumpkin Cream, and Parmesan Foam Shooters with Onion Ash
    • Pickled Pigs’ Feet with Lemon, Cucumbers, Micro-Cilantro, and Onions
    • Tuna, Cream Cheese, and Mango Twisters with Soy, Wasabi, and Ginger Dipping Sauce
    • Jerk Chicken with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Manchego, Micro-Beets, and Black Olives on Toasts
    • NAVERAN PERLES ROSES CAVA 2009
  • Dinner
    • Panamanian Soup with Shrimp, Yams, Poached Quail Egg, Coriander Powder, Kadaif Noodles, and Micro-Cabbage
    • BARON PATRICK DE LADOUCETTE LES DEUX TOURS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008
    • Deconstructed Scallop Ceviche with Tamale Ash, Otoe Pearls, Corn Foam, Frisée, Potato Confit, Mushrooms, Leeks, Tomatoes, Mango, Cucumbers, Apples, Cassava, and Honey Vinaigrette
    • AU BON CLIMAT PINOT GRIS–PINOT BLANC 2010
    • Grilled Sea Bass with Apple Pearls, Spinach, Fried Almonds, Leeks, and Tomato Broth
    • DOMINIO DE TARES BALTOS 2008
    • Roasted Lamb Crêpe Tacos with Plantains, Leeks, Arugula, and Oyster Sauce
    • DOMINIO DE TARES BALTOS 2008
    • Carrot Cake with Caramelized Pistachios and Rum Punch Cream
    • CONSORZIO VINI TIPICI MOSCATO SPUMANTE NV