An Elegant Restaurant in the Highlands of Panama
August 23, 2012 by Omar Upegui R.
If you are visiting the highlands of the Province of Chiriquí in the Republic of Panama, and you begin to feel hungry, I know one of the best restaurants in the area. Not only is the site where the venue is located spectacular, but also the food is delicious.
Once you get to Hotel Finca Lérida, you can’t miss the site of the restaurant. There are convenient signs indicating the route to the building, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost. Chow time will be always on time.
The chef’s name is Gean who’s assisted by Jose Luis and young and sweet Estibalis . Two dynamic waitresses will take your order; Kathy and Linette, faster than you can wink an eye. If you wish, you can order inside the restaurant or cuddle at an adjoining terrace cafe with a magnificent view of flowers, purple mountains and manicured lawns.
Below are several pictures of the gourmet restaurant of Hotel de Montaña Finca Lérida. Once you eat here I know you will return and return and return for more. Here we go.
Snapshot of one the many signs to help the hotel’s visitors to find their way inside its premises. As you can see, the sign clearly indicates where the restaurant is located. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Take notice of the lush gardens and tropical vegetation around the area of Finca Lérida. On the slopes of the mountains you will find dark green coffee plants. This high quality coffee is exported to the United States, Canada and Europe. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Snapshot of a general view of the building where the restaurant is situated. It is surrounded by well-kept gardens with a variety of bright tropical flowers. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
A closer view of the entrance to the gourmet restaurant of Hotel de Montaña Finca Lérida. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Snapshot of a patch of bright tropical flowers bordering the restaurant of the mountain hotel. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
View of the elegant restaurant with a gorgeous crystal chandelier hanging in the middle of the spacious room. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Example of one of the many delicious dishes available at the restaurant. I ordered this delicious salmon. I’m not an expert in food, but the chef will be more than happy to explain its intricacies. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
This is another recommendation of the chef. It’s a stuffed trout with tomatoes and other flavor herbs. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Portrait of the main chef, Gean, of Hotel de Montaña Finca Lérida. His pose is very distinguished and graceful. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Chef Gean and one of his assistants, Estibalis, pose for the camera. Take notice of their spotless white uniforms. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Two waitresses of Hotel de Montaña Finca Lérida, Linette (left) and Kathy (right), will be more than happy to take your order at the restaurant. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
This will be the end of a tour of one of the most elegant and refined gourmet restaurants you can find in the highlands of Chiriquí. If you happen to be near its vicinity, I strongly encourage you to drive over and take a bite. Good Day.