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Chef Hernán Correa, the creative force behind the restaurant known as Riesen, is famed for his love of experimentation: He transforms old-school Panamanian recipes into something all his own. Hits include his version of the pickled pigs’ feet known locally as saus, as well as his hint-of-lime chicharrón pork crackling. That said, nothing has received more attention than his signature iteration of the traditional dessert called mamallena: a bread-based treat he serves with Abuelo Añejo 12 Años rum ice cream, and which he makes with his own two hands. The menu updates periodically as dishes adapt to seasonal ingredients. Correa also stays close to regional farmers and ranchers; some 90% of all ingredients are local and fresh.
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Calle D, Panamá, Panama
+507 264-0473
Wed - Mon 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm