Here at Al Natural, we ensure that from the start of the day to the end, we make the eating experience a memorable one.
Our professional kitchen is run by our Chef Vincent, who is from Belgium, with the help of our highly trained local staff. All meals are based on fresh local products and are served family style in which guests are seated together along a beautiful 15 feet long hardwood table in our new restaurant bar, built in the traditional Ngobe-bugle style and overlooking the sparkling water of the lagoon.
The day starts with a breakfast composed of an array of fresh tropical fruits, coconut meat, healthy cereals, freshly squeezed o.j., eggs cooked to your liking, our locally baked breads, marmalades, cheese, and of course, our great Panamean ground coffee.
After a morning of activity, or just relaxing relaxing, guests will enjoy a wholesome lunch, with international flavors, which could consist of different salads, middle eastern falafel and tzataziki sauce, Mexican quesadillas with fresh guacamole, Spanish tortilla, or Panamean “fish balls”, just to name a few. All meals are served with our homemade bread freshly baked & natural fruit juices, such as maracuya (passion fruit) and lemonade.
Delicious lunch packs, composed of sandwiches and fresh fruits, are prepared for the guests who are going to a whole day excursion. At 5:00 PM, there is a coffe break.
Dinner time at Al Natural is a very unique and a special experience. As guests make their way over, they are amazed at the transformation the restaurant has taken with its many brightly lit candles and soft music playing in the background giving it a romantic and magical feeling. This is a great time to enjoy a predinner cocktail and catch up with the other guests. Some recommended cocktails include the very popular and delicious passion fruit daiquiris, margaritas and pina-coladas.
Our 3 course gourmet dinner, prepared by the talented and fun loving Chef Vincent, is often the high time of the day. His European background combines Creole & Belgian flavors which come together on a symphony of colors and tastes that keep everyone enthralled. For example, a typical start to the meal may be a delicious fresh tuna carpaccio topped with lime, avocado, onions and saffron, which is then followed by an entrée consisting of the day’s fresh catch of fish, lobster or shrimp.
These are always prepared in his unique sauces and accompanied with different sides. Afterwards, Vincent will present a dessert that will tantalize taste buds as he elegantly combines local fruits with, for instance, shredded coconut, organic cacao, and… local rum.
This is just one example of a myriad of possibilities of meals that are served. All dinnertime meals are served with red and white wine.
The kitchen is very accommodating to people with dietary restrictions, children and vegetarians. lease note that there is no other real option to eat around Al Natural. Our packages always include all the meals.