The Casco Viejo (the old city) area of Panama City dates back to 1671. The area is picturesque, and prominently displays Spanish and French colonial architecture. Up until 10 years or so ago, many of the original structures were in disrepair. Cultural initiatives have reconstructed much of the area, and businesses have flourished.
One of my favorite places here, is the quaint Grand Clement Gourmet Ice Creams & Sorbets. The store retains the original tiled floor and stone wall.
The ice creams are made from the finest high quality all natural ingredients. Grand Clement uses a French artisanal recipe that produces a rich and creamy custard. They feature traditional and non traditional ice creams flavors. Some of my favorite are cinnamon, coffee, Earl Grey tea, Lavender, Pain D’Epices, and Speculoos. The sorbets are made from fresh fruit, and are smooth and refreshing.
The ice creams are saturated with flavor, and you only really need one scoop to be satisfied. Here is a scoop of chocolate:
But of course, sometimes you just can’t help yourself and need to get two flavors. Coffee and cinnamon:
Grand Clement offers pre-packaged pints, so you can take their delicious ice creams and sorbets home with you.
One more reason why I love Grand Clement. I will let you figure this one out.
If you visit Panama, do not miss the chance to visit Grand Clement in Casco Viejo.