Gabriela Pedrotti 2020-12-07 02:30:37
Lazotea Restaurant & Rooftop is the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Located at the entrance of Casco Viejo, Lazotea offers a versatile environment where both the restaurant and rooftop bar become protagonists of a unique evening. In the hands of the Panamanian chef Pablo Viluce, the gastronomic proposal is based on a signature cuisine, where different international dishes are fused with local ingredients exposing the purest essences of the Panamanian flavors.
The perfect combination between great spaces with an indoor restaurant and an open bar with incredible views of the city, together with an authentic culinary proposal, the best drinks prepared by professional mixologists and a variety of events and activities, provide a multiplicity of alternatives to enjoy the best of Casco Viejo in just one place. Lazotea was awarded in 2017 as the winner of the Panama Restaurant Week with the highest number of guests who tasted the special menus prepared by the different participant restaurants.
Lazotea’s menu presents unique dishes and creations of the moment with the intention of providing a versatile proposal, with options for all tastes and expectations where the quality and price have reached a perfect balance, thus providing a complete experience. Among the starters the most representative dish is the Mac and Cheese that comes with different cheeses, Iberian ham and the exquisite touch of truffle oil. We cannot fail to mention the Lamb Croquettes with their Panamanian touch given by the traditional white cheese and ripe plantain. Also, the Brussels sprouts with kimchi, or the delicious Salmon poke stand out for their perfect flavors.
Among the main courses, the Salmon fillet on smoked pumpkin puree, bacon and bok choy or Chinese cabbage, is a dish that simply shows the gastronomic concept of Lazotea by harmonizing the flavors of Panama with smoked wood, which is traditionally used in rural areas as a cooking method, with a type of fish which is popularly used in international cuisine for its exceptional flavor and nutritional value, such as salmon, combining both ingredients in a perfect balance.
Lazotea’s menu is reduced but concise, offering different types of meats, salads, and seafood in an interesting culinary proposal that breaks paradigms and enchant palates. Among meats the New York Steak cooked at 55 degrees and finished at the Josper oven is just marvelous. Lazotea is one of the few restaurants in Panama where consumers can enjoy an excellent cut of meat made in this elegant combination between oven and grill.
You can also enjoy the emblematic Roasted Pork Knee that can only be found at Lazotea. This signature dish surprises by the tenderness of the meat cooked at low temperature for hours and served with pineapple chutney and celery with homemade mustard. Another surprise is the Squid Ink Risotto with calamary, clams, mussels, alioli and yellow chili which is one of the most requested dishes by frequent customers.
And to end this tasty experience, desserts stand out for their originality and authenticity. The explosive mango with crispy meringue, passion fruit and homemade yogurt ice cream literally explodes in your taste buds for its secret ingredient. In short, Lazotea gathers everything in one place where it is possible to go for a drink and enjoy an excellent dinner in any of their environments with the best service. And on Sunday mornings, do not miss the brunch to close the weekend with a flourish.