I finally had a chance to visit Restaurante Azul at the Hotel Contempo in Managua, Nicaragua. The ambiance is nice but the most impressive are the creative flavors of the French chef David Dafonte.
I had shrimp in vodka sauce, served with grilled seasoned potato wedges and a zucchini, carrot and chayote sauté, with hints of ginger, garlic and celery. The 8 medium sized shrimp were served in a vodka and creme sauce that was off the charts!!!
My wife had Chicken Saltimbocca. She loved it as well.
For dessert: 2 chocolate profiteroles (basically a cream puff pastry with ice cream). Tasted like Dos Pinos ice cream to me…bring back my Eskimo Nicaragua ice cream!!!
I was getting pretty bored with the typical Managua fine dining fare (El Churrasco, Los Ranchos, El Eskimo, The Factory). Maybe I’ll just go for some carne asada nicaraguense. No wait! What a breath of fresh culinary air in Restaurante Azul.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Restaurante Azul at the Contempo Hotel a 9 (primarily for one of the best tasting and creative fine dining experiences in Managua).
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