Nicaragua - People and places: Contempo - Restaurante Azul

Contempo - Restaurante Azul







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!!!

I was getting pretty bored with the typical Managua fine dining fare (El Churrasco, Los Ranchos, El Eskimo, The Factory).  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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