You always hear about the beauty of Costa Rica, the Central American country nestled between Nicaragua and Panama. The wildlife … the landscapes … the climate … There’s no denying that it’s paradise. But there’s an aspect of Costa Rica that, in our experience, doesn’t get the attention it deserves: the food.
Last week, Azul at Mandarin Oriental made Thursdays nights a lot more interesting. February 4 marked the launch of the five-star restaurant’s Izakaya Nights, a new weekly Thursday night dinner series celebrating Chef Benjamin Murray’s Japanese roots. Guests can opt for a $55 prix-fix menu of shareable plates reminiscent of those found in traditional Izakaya restaurants in Japan.
After trying out the first week’s menu for ourselves, we suggest you do just that.