Fodor's Expert Review Laurel Kitchen | Art Bar

$$$ Santurce International

After the popular Chayote closed, its chef-owner, Mario Pagán, moved shop to these elegant new digs in the Museo de Arte. As the host of cooking shows on Latin American television and a contestant on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, Pagán is quite the showman; here he joyfully plays with familiar Puerto Rican ingredients and flavors using haute-French techniques. His signature Chilean sea bass is served with an impossibly smooth yuca puree, over a port wine and foie gras reduction. Arugula salad with pancetta, papaya, goat cheese, and passion-fruit vinaigrette perfectly balances sour, salty, and sweet flavors. And crispy codfish buñuelos with cilantro-lime aioli recall the favorite Puerto Rican snack, bacalaítos.

International Romantic Trendy Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

299 Av. de Diego
San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico  00912, Puerto Rico

787-522–6444

www.laurelkitchenartbar.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Mon. No lunch Sat.

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