Il Giardino – Italian Restaurant

The Only italian restaurant in the Osa Peninsula since 1999
Il Giardino -Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Tel 506 2 735 51 29 Fax 506 2 735 56 48 -------------------------------------Best Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Pizza in Town -------------------------------------www.ilgiardinoitalianrestaurant.com

No Shortcuts to Glory….

July 23rd, 2010

We, at Il Giardino, believe that if you want to prepare one great Italian Recipe, or any other Cuisine in the World, you have to start from the beginning……ingredients!

So, I go , every morning, to  see what the few good  shops in town have, and I buy what we need only when I find the right one, if the tomatoes are not as i like them in one shop, I go to the next, and if they are not good there too, sorry, we will not serve a Fresh Tomatoes Spaghetti prepared with not really mature tomatoes, at least for that day….

Another interesting, and important thing to do is to talk with the distributors of the product that came from out of town, like wines, cheese, olive oil, etc. and during one conversation with the guys of the company that sell the best Mozzarella cheese for pizza in the country, i discovered an interesting information.

The Suprema Pizza, an All-Meat + all the vegetables composition at Il Giardino, Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula

The Suprema Pizza, an All-Meat + all the vegetables composition at Il Giardino, Italian Restaurant in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula

We were talking about how bad or good is the economy in this moment, and why some kind of cheese are more difficult to have than other, what would be possible to do for to reduce a little the costs, etc. etc., you know that kind of Owners/Distributor talks….when we talk about the prime grade Mozzarella cheese we use, from the first day, the guys told me that the Mozzarella we buy is the only that he is selling in town, all the other restaurants and pizza places, buy the much cheaper Pizzero Cheese, or the Mozzarella Institutional, the one produced for Schools and Hospitals….I really remained without any Word….I can’t imagine a good Italian Pizza made with that kind of cheeses, but this explains why somebody can offer some pizza at a lower price than us….just reducing the Quality of the ingredients…!!

No Shortcuts to Glory..!!

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