Introducing Alma and Karin and our Restaurant at The Bellbird Lodge, MTCF

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Alma is the soul of the kitchen here at our restaurant at MTCF. She is an alchemist and creates dishes that span the continents from thai to italian, panamanian, filpino, mexican, french, and american.

Karin with empanadas smiling in kitchen Karin, our daughter, joins us in the high season. She graduated from ICE Culinary Institute in NYC and she brings her skills as she gleans fruits and vegetables from our garden and wild pastures and creates new dishes, sauces, marinades.When you combine Karin and Alma together in the kitchen magic happens, along with occasional high drama!

karin with salad She means business and she knows it.

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Fresh salad from our garden and hydroponic green house. The Chioggia beets from our garden as well!

alma karin leche flan Leche Flan

Alma Lasagna
Lasagne

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Chicken Curry with lemon grass, thai basil, and galanga from our garden. The kafir lime was hand picked from our tree in south florida and brought with us to Panama.

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Home made spring rolls.

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Bellbird Lodge living area where meals are served.

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Lunch today is bean soup, patacones and fresh fruit.

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Volcan hiking club at the table and having desert

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empanadas
Empanadas filled with pesto, potatoe and ground beef.

huevos rancherosHuevos Rancheros for Breakfast

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Buffet spread when we have large groups.

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Quiche with Portobella mushrooms.

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Ratatouille

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Pizza

Tamales
Tamales

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Alma, Kevin and Sierra preparing Naranjilla fruit and arbol de tomate for marinades, jam or chicha.

tomatoe fruit 1 Naranjilla fruit and arbol de tomate from our gardens

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