Mr. Crab celebrated Thanksgiving in Playa El Coco, Costa Rica. Coco is kind of, well, little America. The Gringo-to-Tico (Costa Rican) ration is very noticeable. I would guess that the majority of businesses are Gringo owned, mainly Americans, plus a few Canadians, Germans, Italians and French. Nearly every restaurant was offering a Thanksgiving turkey meal. One bar even had a live mariachi singer...because nothing says Thanksgiving like Gallo Pinto and mariachis!
But luckily, Mary at Pato Loco tipped me off to a great find: Suely's Restaurant. Located about halfway between Playa Coco and Playa Ocotal, Seuly's is a French restaurant, owned and operated by real French. The chef is a former pastry chef from Provence and his wife the hostess is a Belgian-Brazilian who speaks six languages! The daily changing menu is based on whatever fresh fish came off the boat that day. There were about six choices last night and I went for the Tempura Prawns in Thai Sauce, that was absolutely divine. The fusion of Latin, French and Thai flavors was incredible. Accompanied by a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc from Suely's extensive French wine list.
And for desert: THE CHOCOLATE VOLCANO, a chocolate cake pot filled with gooey chocolate "lava", drizzled with caramel and a side of vanilla ice cream. Divine! Suely's was by far the best meal I've had in Costa Rica yet!