Arenal Report

May 21, 2010

5 Corners Grill is not just a grill anymore. It has become many restaurants in one. Last week it was an Italian restaurant. This week it is – for three more days – a Thai restaurant. Next week it will be an Indian restaurant. After that, new owners Jason Elliott and Cindy Carroccio will keep the variety of cuisines coming, obviously having discovered that regular diners can have too much of Tex-Mex. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday is also family day with a movie, virtual bowling and chicken bingo, hopefully to be conducted outside the restaurant, as it involves a very large bingo card on which a chicken wanders until it decorates the number of a lucky bingo player. (We do not know if this Sunday’s chicken will then become one of the ingredients in next week’s Indian meals. Perhaps not, if it proves proficient at bingo.)

The challenging new taste trek through the world’s cuisines is greatly aided by the addition of sous chef Lual Otero, who responded to a Craigslist ad. Originally from Cartago, east of San José, Lual has spent the past eight years cooking in the U.S. states of Georgia and North Carolina.

This week’s Thai menu, available through Sunday, includes wonton soup, spring rolls, green curry chicken, duck with ginger red bean sauce and more.

–Alex Murray

alex.murray37@gmail.com

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica
Peace Talks
622 views
Peace Talks
622 views

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2018

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams will headline the first PeaceJam Youth Summit in Costa Rica next month. The event, scheduled…

The energy of sound
Pic of the Day
642 views
Pic of the Day
642 views

The energy of sound

Alissa Grosskopf - October 19, 2018

“Sound is vibration, vibration is energy and that energy is light,” said Costa Rican musician Carlos "Tapado" Vargas. Apart from…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
1054 views
Nicaragua
1054 views

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

Katherine Stanley - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes…