Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Esencias Panameñas Celebrates Foundation of Panama Viejo

Rabode Buey Oxtail with onions (Photo: Rey Lopez)

From our friends at Esencias Panameñas...

Yadira Stamp’s Esencias Panameñas Celebrates the 497th Year of the Foundation of Panama Viejo (or Old Panama) on Monday, August 15

Guests can celebrate the founding of Panama Viejo with traditional native dinner specials with wallet-friendly pricing for two

Esencias PanameñasWashington’s only Panamanian restaurant featuring authentic Panamanian cuisine with a Caribbean twist, located at 3322 Georgia Avenue, NW will celebrate the Foundation of Panama Viejo (or Old Panama) from 3 PM to 9 PM. on Monday, August 15th. This marks the day when Panama City was founded in 1519. Chef/Owner Yadira Camp will honor her native country on this historical day by treating guests at her restaurant to tempting dishes from Panama during dinner service. On August 15, one can purchase one dinner entrée and receive the second dinner entrée for just $8.15.

Guests can anticipate entrées such as Arroz con Pollo, saffron rice with chicken, olives, capers, peas, carrots, fried plantains, and potato salad with beets; Filete de Corvina al Ajillo, Panama imported Corvina fish filet with garlic and butter sauce over a bed of sautéed kale, served with boiled yuca in a citrusy onions, garlic and parsley sauce; Bistec Vegetariano, beefless strips with onions and peppers, in a sweet & tangy sauce, over a bed of coconut pigeon peas and rice, fried sweet plantains, and kale salad; Plato Típico, Esencias Panameñas signature dish, saffron rice with chicken, olives, capers, peas, carrots, potato salad with beets, ground corn chicken tamal, fried sweet plantains, and house salad, and Rabo de Buey, oxtail with onions, peppers, and tomato chutney, over a bed of coconut pigeon peas and rice, fried sweet plantains, micro greens, and a house salad. Entrées range in price from $17 to $25.

WHY: A flourishing business economy, Panama celebrates the Foundation of Panama Viejo on the 15th of August each year. Panama Viejo is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country. It is located in the suburbs of the modern city. It was founded on August 15, 1519, by Pedro Arias Dávila (ca 1440–1531) a Spanish colonial administrator. On this day people gather in the streets to watch the parade, have fun and dance to live music.

WHEN: Monday, August 15th from 3 PM to 9 PM

WHERE: Esencias Panameñas, 3322 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010. Esencias Panameñas is located four blocks from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro accessible on the Green and Yellow lines. For additional information or reservations, please call (202) 688-7250, or visit https://esenciaspanamenas.com.