White Kitchen & Lounge Debuts Their New Look And Menu
White is a restaurant and lounge situated in the heart of Panama City in the well-known Calle Uruguay district. This street used to be known for it’s wild parties and bawdy nightclubs, but has calmed down and grown up a bit as most of the nightlife has moved to Casco Viejo. After temporarily closing to focus on their new menu and look, White is the new favorite hangout on the block for people looking for an upscale atmosphere, creative cuisine, and craft cocktails.
As you enter the place you are welcomed by a chic “South Beach” style ambience. A long swimming pool is set down the entire center of the restaurant surrounded by luxurious leather booths, and white umbrellas hang from the ceiling to create a whimsical feel. Depending on the night, a DJ will be mixing laid-back lounge music above the bar or there will be a special guest performing live instrumental music.
The restaurant is also heavily focussed on promoting art and has murals by local artists and a gallery upstairs that changes every month. They even just hosted a special “Paints & Drinks” night where you could enjoy a glass of wine while a local artist guides you step-by-step to create your own work of art to take home.
White’s new cocktail menu is also artistically inspired and offers creative handcrafted caipiroskas using local ingredients like tomate de arbol, maracuya, and mango.
The plates on the food menu are tapas size (so be sure to order a few) and offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes priced at $9, $13, or $19 and $6 for deserts. I sampled the Tuna Crackers, Philly Steak Slider, Longostinos White and Pulpo al coco. All were delicious!
It can be a bit pricey by the end of the meal but fits within the current norm for upscale dining in Panama City. And for the unique ambience, quality ingredients, and awesome cocktails I recommend checking it out!
White Kitchen & Lounge is located on 47th Street (Calle Uruguay) and is open Mon – Fri from 5pm to midnight. For reservations call 396-0641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow @whiteklpanama on Instagram, visit the White Kitchen & Lounge Facebook Page for updates on their weekly events and browse their website to see the complete menu and make a reservation.