Who doesn't love brunch? I know I do - especially when I'm abroad.  The cuisine of a country is a HUGE part of my travel experience & in Costa Rica I had two exceptionally delicious meals...

The first was in Manuel Antonio at a tiny hotel restaurant.  I ordered camarones con arroz - shrimp with rice. Simple but packing a punch.  Stir fried Costa Rican style with hearts of palm, cilantro, chili pepper, and garlic. Yum. 

& the second was mashed corn with tomato and vegetables steamed in a banana leaf.  If you know me, you know I love grits, haha, so this dish was right up my alley.