Costa Rica at Nacional 27
How did Nacional 27 get its name? We wanted to create a space where we could enjoy all of the 27 South American and Caribbean countries, cultures and cuisines. Today, we are proud to celebrate our Latin roots with food, cocktails and of course our nightclub – with Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.
Nacional 27 wanted a way to highlight where we’ve been and where we are now. We decided to feature one of the 27 different countries every month and share how it’s influenced our menu. This month, the spotlight will be on Costa Rica!
Modern Costa Rican cuisine is influenced by the Spanish conquest of the country, but many of the traditional dishes still surround indigenous tribe culture. Corn was a large part of their diet and it’s still in many Costa Rican customary dishes like Gallo Pinto, Tamales, and Tres Leches. Gallo Pinto is a common breakfast dish that has rice mixed with black beans, served with natilla (sour cream), scrambled eggs, and fried plantains. Tomales are seasoned cornmeal that’s covered in plantain leaves with rice, beans, vegetables and meat filling. Tomales were originally introduced to Central America by the Aztecs and in Costa Rican culture they’re served at celebratory events. Tres Leches is one of the most common desserts that you’ll find. It is a wet cake composed of milk and sugar.
At Nacional 27, We love Costa Rica’s vivacious and rich culture! You’ll see Costa Rican influences on our menu. We took a spin on the Gallo Pinto with our rice and beans. Our rice is prepared with coconut milk to give it a lighter flavor and mixed our own homemade fried beans. Costa Rica also makes an appearance on our dessert menu that features the Tres Leches postre.
Come in and see for yourself why we love our Latin heritage. Enjoy the full Nacional 27 experience with dinner and dancing! Eat, drink, dance with Nacional 27!
“Costa Rica Traditional Food.” Costa Rica Traditional Food – Costa Rica Guides:Costa Rica Food