Monday, July 13, 2009

Seasons Restaurant by Shlomy


One of Tamarindo's leading chefs, Cordon-Bleu trained Israeli Shlomy Koren, has opened a new restaurant, Seasons.  The top photo shows the restaurant, the second photo is my entree (filet mignon in red wine sauce, with fresh vegetables), and the third photo is my desert (entitled "chocolate collection").

With all of photos I have posted recently of activities in Tamarindo, I have neglected to show one of the major reasons that my wife and I decided to buy our two condos in Tamarindo -- the excellent and diverse choice of restaurants.

Shlomy has been one of the top chefs in Tamarindo for years.  His new restaurant, Seasons, features seafood and other entrees, with Mediterranean influences.  For example, there is red snapper filet that is pan seared with eggplant and red pepper coulis; mahi-mahi with peanut ginger cilantro lime tapanad: Middle Eastern chicken; and a vegetarian Moroccan couscous, with butternut squash, zucchini, onion with turmeric and cumin.  The menu also includes shrimp scampi, seafood pasta and pesto rigatoni with spinach.

When I dined at Season's recently, the menu offered a choice of any appetizer, any entree and any desert for the combined price of $24 USD.  While most prix fixe menus offer only one or two choices per course, my family appreciated that we could have the choice of anything on the menu for the combination price.

Here is a link to the website for the restaurant.  Seasons is a little hard to find.  It is located at the swimming pool area of the Hotel Arco Iris.  There are signs to it on the right side of the main road leading up the hill from the beach, just a block past the turnoff for the road that goes to Langosta.

My wife (whose food tastes are much more highly developed than mine) and I were big fans of Shlomy's previous restaurant, Pachanga, and we are delighted that he has opened Seasons.  It offers a fine dining experience at a price of about one half what one would expect to pay in the USA for a comparable dining experience.

6 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photos! That's not fair! I haven't had my breakfast yet and already I'm hungry for lunch! Good move to Costa Rica!

brattcat said...

I, too, have a growling tummy after viewing this sumptuous repast. Aren't there any downsides to Tamarindo? Like bugs? Or plumbing issues?

Sharon said...

Wow, now I'm hungry for a good filet. Beautiful food! I love that dessert. I like making little small plates like that and serving them together.

Jarart said...

Looks like we might find you here quite often.

glenda said...

Pass the chocolate please!

Frank said...

I really like your steak. Wonderful write-up on your chefs and the pleasures of dining there (You poor neglected people on te islands.)Wonderful and mouthwatering.

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