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Food

Why ...Don’t We Savor the Costa Rican Beer?

 
As Costa Ricans, we could say that we are good beer drinkers. This is due to the fact that in our family parties, social activities, or simply while we are sharing a small delicious dish known as “Boca” every day, it could be on weekdays, the beer is a good accompaniment drink for many Costa Ricans. Since 60 years ago approximately, the beer came to our country when different breweries started working, according to what the experts in the beer’s history told us.  

For many years, the beer in Costa Rica was only part of the known national beers: Imperial brand and Pilsen brand. However, in 2010, several Costa Rican enterprises decided to bet within the craft beer marketing. This craft beer has delicious and single tastes, among them we should stand out “Segua” brand and “Libertas” brand, and some other ones.

In 2017, the Costa Rican Craft Beer Brewers Association (ACACR, its acronyms in Spanish) was registering more than 50 brewers who had enterprises of different size. Nowadays, there are at least 80 craft beer breweries in the country. They are in different developing phases. In the biggest country’s supermarkets, it is possible to find an 8.19% of the craft beers, and a 41.19% of national beer. The other 50.63% is imported beer.

The Costa Rican beer, from the most commercial beer to the most craft beer can be gotten at some local convenience stores (known as “pulperías” in Costa Rica), at medium-sized and big supermarkets, at liquor stores, and of course, at every restaurant, pub, or “soda” (a kind of snack bar) that have the required patent to sell alcoholic beverages. Therefore, if you are a beer lover, we invite you to savor the different options during your next trip to Costa Rica.

 

 

 

Sustainable and Healthy Costa Rican Gastronomy

 

 

 
* A country strategy led by CACORE in Costa Rica at the time.
 
 
Innovation with cultural identity, fair trade, fresh products, native, with sustainable practices, and above all, with nutritional balance: these is what the Costa Rican National Sustainable and Healthy Plan is looking for, coordinated by the Costa Rican Chamber of Restaurants and Related (CACORE). The initiative strengthens the productive clusters, impacting the general population and the foreign tourists that visit our country. 
 
This new plan aims to position the Costa Rican gastronomy as a component of the "Costa Rican" touristic destination additional to the other attractions our county has, using native and regional plants in the elaboration of its gastronomic menus. 
 
In this way, our Costa Rican gastronomy can be positioned in the national and international levels with a diverse, sustainable, healthy and creative offer, promoting at the end the productive clusters that will benefit the producers and entrepreneurs, and with that, it will help boost the local and national economy, 
 
Some important parts that this plan incorporates are: the conservation of the edible biodiversity resources, sustainable and organic production of native foods, innovative and traditional uses, national and touristic consumers with better health and wellbeing, and a higher human development (better positioned destination), said míster Alejandro Madrigal, Executive Director of CACORE. 
 
When you visit our country is very possible that you will find a restaurant, cafeteria or even a small food place somewhere in the rural area that already fulfill this "attributes" as an added value and therefore, you will be a part of this gastronomic cluster. 
 
For more information of the list of restaurants that belong to his plan designed by CACORE: www.cacoreactual.com
 
 
Photo by:  CACORE
 

A very healthy restaurant to visit

 

*Made in Costa Rica
 
 
Do you like vegan-vegetarian food? Or do you like to eat in a healthy and different way, possibly with vegetables and legumes you have never used in your kitchen? We have for you an excellent recommendation very close to San José. 
 
We went, with this hot weather, to the restaurant Neshuma, located in the center of San Pedro, 10 or 15 minutes away from San José downtown. In this occasion we ordered a Neshuma style pizza with eggplant and vegan cheese... and it was delicious!!  And of course, we ordered a craft beer called La Selva-Rubia, from the area of Guanacaste. It is made with orange peel. 
 
Neshuma, with its relaxed and fresh environment, offers among its specialties the dish of the day made in a creative way, bakery made at home, and a complete menu of other choices, where you can find pizza, "pastoreo" ice cream, raw clusters, craft beers from different regions of the country, tea such as the lavender tea, Costa Rican organic wines and some gluten-free products. 
 
Do not hesitate in visiting this restaurant if you like vegan or vegetarian food with a good taste, a fair price and very close to the city. 
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Neshuma-494242127344923/posts/   Location: Comercial Plaza San Pedro, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica
 
 
 
 

Caribbean flavour...near the city!

 

 
 
Are you visiting Costa Rica for business or pleasure? You cannot miss the opportunity of tasting the delicious Caribbean cuisine of our country. You will find it very accessible or almost normal if you visit for tourism the Atlantic area, but it will take you a few hours traveling there. For this reason, we give an excellent option if you are only staying in San José and not planning on visiting the Atlantic area. This alternative, very close to San José donwtown, is called "Caribbean Delights" in Tibás Coffee and Lunch. 
 
This little restaurant, decorated with many colors of the Caribbean culture, offers you diverse snacks and Caribbean dishes for lunch, a coffee in the afternoon or a dinner prepared in a rapid way. Among the dishes they offer you can find: patty, rice and beans, plantains, Caribbean sweet bread, chicken-meat or fish Caribbean style, banana and carrot cupcakes, and of course, the refreshing Caribbean drinks such as  "hiel" with sugar, lemon and ginger, and the "sorrel" with Jamaican rose and ginger. But the most different thing about this place is the delicious Caribbean sauce they prepare. You will want to put more of this sauce to your Caribbean dish. 
 
Location: San Juan de Tibás, Plaza del Valle. Only 10 minutes away from San José downtown. https://www.facebook.com/caribbeandelights.cr/?fref=ts
 
 
 

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