15 October, 2021, 03:42

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails highlights Panama City in Around the Globe tour (MENU)

Highlighting unique cosmopolitan cuisine from Panama City.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails continues its “Around the Globe: Sisters Cities of Gastronomy” tour with a special Panama City menu from Monday, June 24 to Monday, August 19.

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Panama City was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2017. The major global trade center results in a complex culture with a diverse mix of Latinos, Afro-Antilleans, Asians, and indigenous people. The rich biodiversity and a healthy marine ecosystem also help create its unique cosmopolitan cuisine.

Panama City, Panama Menu

Ceviche Leche de Tigre ($14) – octopus, shrimp, squid, cabrilla; coconut milk-lime-soy broth, mango, squid ink

Ceviche Leche de Tigre at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Patacones with Shrimp Salad ($12 for 3) – fried plantain chips, Panamanian-style shrimp salad tossed in ají amarillo, aioli potatoes, Manzanilla olives, cilantro

Patacones with Shrimp Salad at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Trotter Salpicon Tostada ($12) – spicy citrus shredded pork on fresh corn tostada with cucumbers, onions, cilantro, chicharrones salad

Trotter Salpicon Tostada at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pollo con Arroz – chicken stuffed with Spanish chorizo and olive tapenade; on rice with peas, piquillo peppers, roasted tomatoes, tomato-scented dark chicken jus

Pollo con Arroz at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pan-Seared Cabrilla – carrot, passion fruit, ají amarillo, and coconut milk sauce; char siu fried rice, stir-fried baby bok choy

Pan-Seared Cabrilla at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cochinita Pibil, Achiote Vinaigrette, Caramelized Pineapple + Bananas – black bean sauce, fufu

Cochinita Pibil, Achiote Vinaigrette, Caramelized Pineapple + Bananas at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cooking Demo & Multi-Course Dinner

28jun6:00 pm9:00 pmPanama City Cooking Demo & Dinnerlearn and dine6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ The Carriage House

The Carriage House will also host a companion cooking demonstration class and dinner by Wilder on Friday, June 28 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Seats are $70 per person and you’ll get a copy of all of the recipes and a multi-course dinner with drinks.

Summer Culinary Tour Schedule

  • Burgos, Spain begins on Wednesday, August 21 with class and dinner on Friday, August 23.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is located at 135 S. Sixth Ave. For more information, visit downtownkitchen.com.

The Carriage House Event Venue and Cooking School is located in downtown Tucson at 125 S. Arizona Ave. Class reservations can be made at carriagehousetucson.com or by calling (520) 615-6100. 

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.