Although travelling is incredibly enjoyable, we know that accommodating specific dietary requirements for your guests can be a point of unnecessary stress throughout your vacation. This can especially be the case if you are looking to prepare or consume food prepared in a certain way, in line with religious traditions and customs.
Over recent years, we’ve found that it’s particularly important for the Jewish guests that come to stay with us. Food is such a central part of Jewish culture, that eating well on vacation is a non-negotiable. So is keeping Kosher: in fact, the Torah offers a detailed list of food items and ingredients that should be on the menu. Just like many other Jewish customs, many religious scholars believe that this particular tradition connects people to their sense of identity, history and culture.
Here at Papagayo Luxury, we cater to a wide range of different needs so that you can focus on experiencing all that Guanacaste has to offer. In today’s post, we’re exploring how we can cater to Jewish parties wishing to consume Kosher food throughout their stay.
Kosher kitchens in Costa Rica
If you’re looking to self-cater during your vacation in Peninsula Papagayo, we offer a koshering service for both the kitchen and barbeque areas. This means that before you arrive at the property, our team will kosher and set up each zone, clearly marketing where the “Meat” or “Milk” items are located. Kosher food orders can be delivered directly to your rental property, along with two sets of dishes, cutlery, pots, pans and cooking utensils to keep things fuss-free during your stay. This entire process is carried out under the strict supervision of the Chief Rabbi of Costa Rica, Rabbi Itzhak Prober. Rabbi Prober received his smicha in Israel and was a dayan in the Beit Din in Mexico.
Kosher provisioned kitchens
Jewish groups can enjoy delicious Costa Rican ingredients, thanks to our Kosher provisioned kitchen service. Guests can select their favorite menus or order specific ingredients, including top-quality beef, poultry, cured meats, as well as baked products and cheeses. When choosing this option, all the food is Glatt Kosher, Bishul Yisroel and Pas Yisroel under the strictest standards of uncompromised Kashrus. Moreover, all of the products from our bakery are Pareve. For those interested in ordering in food, there are a number of take out options available that respect the Kosher guidelines.
Staying over the Shabbat
We’re able to provide guests with a dedicated hot plate and urn for Shabbat. What’s more, we can put together an ad hoc Shabbatt package, including benchers, Shabbat candles for each woman in the group, as well as everything you may need for Havdalah.
If you’re looking to enjoy activities and excursions during your stay, we offer a full-time concierge service. Our dedicated guides will be on hand to plan all your activities, excursions and transportation throughout your stay.
Kosher private chef packages
Bespoke private chef packages are available upon request, taking care of every little detail for you, throughout your stay or specifically on the Shabbat. We have a range of trained chefs with extensive experience in Kosher cooking and preparation. Once they’ve put together their personalized menus for your group, we’ll thoroughly review it to ensure that the ingredient list respects your wishes, and that any special ingredients can be ordered in as needed.
Whatever your dietary requirements, we’ve got you covered. Simply get in touch with our dedicated team to start the conversation. All that’s left to do is wish our Jewish guests Betayavon and Buen Appetito!