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Costa Rican Rompope

A Costa Rican Christmas Recipe: Rompope  

December 10, 2014 - 7:31 pm in Dining, Parador Resort & Spa

This delicious rompope (rrohm-poh-pay) is Costa Rica’s version of eggnog: creamy, sweet and fortified with rum—guaranteed to keep you warm and smiling on cool December nights. According to legend it was originally created by the nuns in the Santa Clara…


RECIPE: Chef Alejandro’s Chicken Soup

November 11, 2014 - 3:44 pm in Dining, Recipes

What could be more comforting in cold weather  – especially if you have the sniffles – than homemade, hearty chicken noodle soup? Thinking of you,…

MicroGreens: Macro Taste, Macro Experience

July 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm in Dining

Chefs and gourmands the world over had already fallen in love with the notion of baby vegetables—so tender, so sweet—when a few inventive souls decided…

Chef Alejandro Torres

Introducing our Executive Chef Alejandro Torres

October 15, 2013 - 4:00 am in Dining

With a résumé that includes stints as a Private Chef at the Hotel Four Seasons on the Papagayo Peninsula and the prestigious Chateau Restaurant in San José, our Executive Chef Alejandro Torres Chacón brings with him a portfolio of gourmet experience as…


Parador Resort & Spa Initiates Cooking Classes

July 30, 2011 - 9:42 am in Dining

Parador Resort & Spa introduces weekly cooking classes for our guests under the tutelage of the resort's renowned Executive Chef, Edgar Vargas and our talented Sous Chef Alejandro Torres. This is a great opportunity for masters and culinary neophytes alike…


La Galeria Restaurant Unveils New Menu

December 21, 2010 - 7:58 am in Dining

In an effort to surprise, delight and consistently evolve, Edgar Vargas Romero, our heralded Executive Chef, has revamped the Galeria menu, creating a series of internationally-inflected signature dishes for the discriminating palate. Elegantly presented…

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Parador’s Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

November 28, 2010 - 11:44 am in Dining

Another wonderful Thanksgiving celebration 2010 at Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica. A full buffet was prepared by Chef Edgar Vargas and his team, and was served at at La Galeria main restaurant, the exquisite Buffet included everything from a large variety…