As a french blogger, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about croissants, chocolatines, meringues & autres patisseries. Herve, the talented cook and baker of Utopia Bar made me stop complaining about How I miss french food, and my breakfast with real croissants ( because around here, you may cross the road of pastries disguised as them but really they are not. You can’t fool me, fake croissant.)
As one day I was exploring the Feria of Tamarindo ( local market, start at 8am every saturday), I blanked for a few second when I saw the stand of Herve full of eclair au chocolat, choux a la creme, brioche and even some croque monsieur! And they looked just like the ones I usually get to the bakery at the corner of my street, even more impressive they taste better at 10000 kilometers. After a little investigation I discovered that Herve had recently opened his restaurant called Utopia (located 200 meters from the Banco Nacional on the right side of the road, can’t miss it though: It’s orange, big and two tribal statues keep an eye on the entrance.) where the food is as good as his pastries.
First course, main course, deserts, they all come along with imagination in the dressing as well in the taste. Great combinations, pure traditionnal bakery and high quality products make this place a must in Tamarindo. Last but definitely not least, it’s literally one minute away from our hotel in case you were wondering where you could relax and have a good night sleep…
Plein de bisous.