17 Feb CASA JAGUAR
Come and discover Casa Jaguar, with an innovative environment full of lights and colors, where Art merges with a cutting-edge cuisine and a variety of cocktails that will let your creativity fly. All this under a musical atmosphere that mixes classic and contemporary styles to create a place of many rhythms, offering an experience full of sensations and indescribable flavors.
There are some exquisite dishes offered on their new menu that are worth mentioning, such as the Red Tuna Tartar, marinated in soy sauce, olive oil and sriracha on a bed of avocado puree, sesame and cucumber. This dish simply melts on your palate with an explosion of original flavors. Another suggestion that stands out for its creativity is the “Bridge of the Americas Patacon “, based on a fried plantain covered with 8 ounces of tender skirt steak and a salad with peppers and onions which is bordered by a green sauce made of parsley.
Are you a burger fan? You cannot miss the tasty “Santa Fe Burger”, with a tasty beef patty, parsley sauce and fine herbs that give it unique touch. Also, for your consideration, is a good fillet “From New York to Panama”. This is 8 ounces of fine meat cooked on the grill accompanied by cassava and roasted vegetables. Without a doubt, you should enjoy this experience with some of the best cocktails that the place has to offer. Among them the Lychee Martini, an excellent choice because it mixes the freshness of the fruit with the characteristic and strong flavor of liquor by combining gin and vermouth.
To finish this culinary experience, a delicious traditional brownie with vanilla ice cream along with a crumble of varied fruits is the wonderful choice. The intense flavor of chocolate will leave its mark on your palate.
However, the night is just starting and Casa Jaguar is the “home” of one of the best nightlife spots in Casco Viejo. During the week many cultural and artistic activities are organized in order to mix the pleasure of food with the art of painting or getting to know interesting people at their social events. Certainly, Casa Jaguar is a place of reference for locals and foreigners, and is another reason why you shouldn’t miss this place!
Behind the exquisite menu of Casa Jaguar is the magic of Chef Raylei Betancourth. He is a very creative and eloquent person who reflects in his recipes and dishes the spontaneity that characterizes him. His beginnings in the kitchen started in 2004, when he worked as a kitchen attendant at the renowned Le Gourmet restaurant in Caracas to pay for his studies of journalism and social communication. During this experience he discovered that cooking was also a way to communicate with people through flavors.
Over the years he acquired a lot of experience, scents and flavors as a result of his experiences in Venezuela, Spain, United States, and now Panama, which has become his new professional challenge. Each of these experiences taught him a lesson which turned his focus to a modern, light and Caribbean kitchen, based on fish and seafood, where he is always trying to highlight the use of local products with the highest quality. Organic and always fresh.
For Raylei, the kitchen is more than a simple mixture of ingredients. It is the result of a labor of love, passion and certainly a lot of creativity and perseverance. These are features that characterized him and through the dedication that he teaches to his team in order to transform each dish into a sensory experience through which bringing a message of joy to his guests.