The Wallace Panama
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Scottish restaurant and pub in the heart of Panama
On the former site of the Treasures of Panama store, an institution in Panama for over 40 years, the talented son of the famous jewelers opened the doors of the latest family project, The Wallace Pub, and Kitchen, as a tribute to his equally famous ancestors.
Gorse green walls, red tartan tablecloths, stag heads, and legendary William Wallace paraphernalia come together to create a cozy and friendly atmosphere in this newly opened pub and kitchen in the heart of Panama. Aptly named 'The Wallace', it is the creation of chef Robert Santomenno Wallace, who honors his clan and family name as well as his love of Scotland, by way of his culinary talents.
He offers not just Scottish delights, but British fare in general, which includes the most delicious Fish & Chips (of course with mushy peas), Bangers and Mash with creamy onion gravy, and Cottage Pie, a heart-warming staple from the old country. Come for the Whisky Wings, and stick around for the Sticky Toffee Pudding! A good selection of craft beers is available as well as an excellent array of single malt whiskies.
Says Robert, who hails from a bloodline of Scottish bakers dating back to the early 1800s, that while he lived in Dundee, his grandfather, also a baker and former mess hall cook in World War II, would make the traditional family breakfast on Sundays. He remembers the smell of the bacon, the mushrooms, and the blood pudding, and he would wait patiently by the kitchen door until he heard the ringing of the ship´s bell, his granddad's quirky announcement that everyone had better take their places at the table so that breakfast could be served.
He believes the warm feeling of that family memory to be one of his inspirations in replicating a place where people could get together for good home cooking in friendly surroundings - a place where you feel at home. Judging by The Wallace's welcoming ambiance, the light-hearted banter of the patrons, and the distinct sense of familiarity that you must have been there before, I think he just may have succeeded. 'The Wallace' is on the corner of 54th St. and Avenida Samuel Lewis in the Obarrio district.
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