Seasons by Shlomy, Tamarindo, Nicoya Peninsula
Tel: 506 2653 0330
Concierge.com's insider take:
Cordon Blue–trained Israeli chef Shlomy Koren conjures up culinary magic in the kitchen of the boutique hotel Arco Iris in Tamarindo. The outdoor poolside setting appeals, but on hot days or nights, you can opt for the air-conditioned minimalist interior. Koren revises his French–Mediterranean menu frequently, depending on the availability of fresh seafood and produce. Dishes might include an appetizer of stuffed rigatoni or shrimp in a light creamy tomato sauce, followed by chicken Marsala marinated in red wine and spices or seared yellowfin tuna in a honey-chile marinade. Ahi tuna seared in sesame oil with ginger and scallions is a permanent fixture. Save room for Seasons' specialty: chocolate and almond nougat with chocolate ganache. Cash only.—Christopher P. Baker
Open Mondays through Saturdays 6 to 10 pm.