WHERE TO EAT
INTIMO RESTAURANTE Panama City @intimorestaurante
Discover the ultimate hidden gem of Panama City’s dining scene. With seating for only 28, the Intimo is the definitive intimate dining experience, inviting couples and small groups to partake in a uniquely extraordinary concept. A seasonal menu, individualized and exclusively designed for sophisticated palates by founding chef, Carlos Alba, offers ala carte options, or signature tasting experiences showcasing Chef choices in a 5 course Kitchen Menu or an extraordinary 12 course Tasting Menu, and an additional wine pairing menu. Unpretentious prestige and cozy comfort describe the secluded restaurant setting tucked behind a bakery. The Intimo Chef’s Bar seats 10 in close proximity to the kitchen and cocktail bar, the Living Room can seat 12, ideal for small groups, and the Orchard presents intimate outdoor dining in a garden setting, seating up to 12. Dining at the Chef’s Bar includes the exclusive offering of special designer cocktails beyond the elaborate Bar menu of crafted cocktails, beers, and laudable wine selections. 202
JULY 2018 | MODELISTE
Chef Carlos manifests a pride and passion for freshly sourced foods, reviving locally sourced traditional produce, herbs and spices, vegetables, fruits, native beans, and grains, creating innovations in cuisine that are inspiring and revolutionary in Panama’s sophisticated culinary scene. The Chef Gardens modestly present an array of herbs, flowers, and greens fresh at hand. The philosophy of Intimo is to engage the senses and to engage guests to share in the intimate experience of food preparation. While preparing the dishes, the talented chefs enlighten guests with their proud culture, the story of the origins, the regions, the authentic elements and innovative expressions ultimately creating stunning presentations. Modeliste found the exceptional Intimo experience mesmerizing, entertaining, and an awakened awareness of the tantalizing tastes of Latin America. Each dish is a signature delight, unique main courses and accompanying dishes are chef designed, selected and prepared with elaborate attention to detail, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options upon advanced request.
Any visit to Panama City should include the sumptuous taste experience of Intimo. Reserve in advance, the secret is out and the hidden gem is on the map! Chef Carlos and his amazing staff revealed they also host an intriguing late night food fest for those in the know on select late Saturday nights, from 10 pm to 4 am, for an extraordinary chef invitational interactive preparation and presentation of small bites to be savored in the enthusiastic company of appreciative food lovers.
Modeliste Magazine July 2018 with Cover Star Bregje Heinen