Monday, August 22, was a big day for Ricardo Campos. It was the first day he was going to serve food from his kitchen in the Osa Mountain Village Resort community center. And it wasn’t going to be a small crowd. Over 40 people were coming to hear about permaculture, food production and the sustainable model the makes the resort communityunique from most others. Jim Gale and Jarret Wald were both to speak at the lunch time event. There was still much to do to set up the kitchen the morning of the event. Many things were still wrapped in the plastic protective covering the manufacturer shipped them in. With some volunteer help from Lisa Bronzi, Leigha Wald, Catherine Overturf & Jarvia Fishell they were able to serve everyone a wonderful Costa Rican Casado for lunch.
Attendees had their choice of Chicken or Beef which was accompanied by salad, rice, beans and plantains. As you can see from the photos everyone was very happy. Ricardo is quite the cook himself but the real talk around town is that his wife, Marva, is a Cordon Bleu trained chef with a specialty in Pastries. We are expecting some pretty lavish deserts to be served at Scarlet’s Cafe when she returns and starts running the kitchen. Marva was not able to attend the grand opening of her restaurant due to prior commitments back in the United States that conflicted with the event. She will be returning soon though.
Ricardo and Marva will be opening Scarlet’s Cafe restaurant Costa Rica on a regular basis in the near future. Everyone living in the community will have to work around their schedule until then. In the mean time, people can work up an appetite taking one of the many adventure tours offered at Osa Mountain Village Resort. It’s a great way to keep active and explore the best Costa Rica has to offer.