Buen Provecho! Celebrate Puerto Rico Restaurant Week at These Tasty Restaurants

Microsite Article - PR Restaurant Week v5 5-26-16 FINALThere’s a reason why the restaurants in your local neighborhood are starting to feel stale. It’s because the world’s most innovative and talented chefs have gone to Puerto Rico. They’re taking advantage of the fresh ingredients and tropical flavors in order to create unique dishes and culinary experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. By combining cooking traditions passed down from generation to generation with modern techniques, chefs in Puerto Rico are redefining the ‘vacation diet’ to include more than just rum and bananas.

What’s the best way to take advantage of the flourishing culinary scene on the island? Plan your visit during Puerto Rico Restaurant Week, taking place this year from June 1 to 11. Over a dozen restaurants from seven different neighborhoods are participating, offering prix fixe menus and specials exclusively available during the event.

Can’t miss Puerto Rico Restaurant Week participants:

  • For heightened Puerto Rican cuisine, look no further than Eighty20 Bistro by Damián Hernández, the 2011 Puerto Rico Restaurateur of the Year. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Hernández is a rising star with his traditional dishes prepared using locally grown ingredients and his classical culinary skills. Try the unbelievably fresh yellow fin tuna with piquillo pepper cream or the veal stuffed with spinach, prosciutto, and Manchego, all served with red wine guava sauce.

 

  • World class cuisine with a local flair is the perfect description for our second highlighted restaurant – 1919. You won’t be served a dish that doesn’t feature the freshest local and organic ingredients to pique your taste buds. Executive chef Juan Jose Cuevas offers a four-course prix fixe menu or a la carte service for dinner at this gem.

 

  • An always-evolving menu focused on seasonal local fruits, vegetables and fish defines our next can’t miss stop during Puerto Rico Restaurant week – Casita Miramar. Not only does the menu update from season-to-season, but guests see daily changes as the menu at Casita Miramar lives on a chalkboard that changes each and every day to always provide a unique experience to visitors.

 

  • Mist Rooftop Bar+Kitchen brings the tropical Puerto Rican vibe to restaurant week through its casual food and refreshing beach themed cocktails. Like the others, executive chef Raul Correa focuses his menu on locally sourced food appealing to both the local population and tourists. Menu favorites include the signature pizza verde with Boursin cheese, kale, Brussels sprouts, asparagus and mushrooms, plus the tasty risotto sprouts served with pork, butifarra and pecorino cheese.

Plan your island adventure during Puerto Rico Restaurant Week for a culinary journey around the world without ever leaving the island. So pack your sunscreen and bug spray and come on down! For help on planning your “delicious” trip, visit PuertoRicoNow.SeePuertoRico.com  Microsite Article - PR Restaurant Week v5 5-26-16 FINAL