The Road Less Travelled Cuisine​

Manifesto

At The Road Less Traveled Cuisine, we passionately believe that chefs have the power to transform a local economy simply by embracing the concept of buying local. Our team of chefs, farmers, fishermen, and foragers is dedicated to sourcing the finest local ingredients, fostering a profound connection to the great abundance of Costa Rican flavors. With each meal, cooking class, and event, we showcase our commitment to sustainability, authenticity, and creativity. Join us on a journey where every bite is an adventure, each meal we create tells a story, and every event becomes a spirited celebration of life. Embark on the road less traveled with us, and allow us to transform your moments into cherished memories.
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Unforgettable Culinary Experiences

At The Road Less Traveled Cuisine, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey like no other—one deeply rooted in our commitment to community. Our experiences are designed to take you beyond the ordinary, offering a taste of Costa Rica's vibrant flavors and rich culture. Whether you're a seasoned food enthusiast or a curious traveler, our immersive culinary adventures promise to delight your senses, celebrate the local community, and create lasting memories.

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The RLT Story

The story of The RLT Cuisine begins with a young Costa Rican, driven by an insatiable passion for food, culture, and global cuisines.

As a natural adventurer and artist, his destiny led him far from his hometown. He embarked on a one-way journey to Europe, where he immersed himself in the world's finest kitchens, including several Michelin-starred establishments representing diverse culinary traditions. Fueled by an unwavering desire to carve a unique path, he nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit.

Four years, five continents, and countless tales of culinary discovery later, he returned to his roots, reigniting his profound connection to the wild and the flavors that called him home. This homecoming marked the birth of The RLT Cuisine, a testament to his dedication.

Today, we celebrate the vibrant essence of Costa Rica through our culinary offerings. Each dish is a fusion of global inspiration and local authenticity, inviting you to share in our adventurous journey, one unforgettable meal at a time.

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EXPLORE OUR SERVICES

  • Private Chef Services: Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite dining with our private chef services. From intimate dinners to casual fine dining experiences, our chefs transform your space into a culinary haven, embracing the values of farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients. Our personalized seasonal menus reflect the vibrant flavors of Costa Rica while fostering a sense of community. Discover the joy of dining in the comfort of your own space with impeccable service that elevates every meal.
  • Cooking Classes: Join us in the kitchen and unlock your inner chef. Our hands-on cooking classes are perfect for all skill levels. Learn the secrets of Costa Rican cuisine, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and master the art of creating exceptional dishes.
  • Events & Catering: Planning a corporate event, dream wedding, lively party, or brand activation? Let us elevate your occasion with our event planning and catering services. We specialize in turning your vision into a reality, infusing each event with unique flavors and unforgettable moments.

What our customers say

Roshy p
Roshy P
2023-07-30
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Lovely experience This was one of the most amazing experience that we had in Guanacoste. You can have a few chefs coming to cook a prefix menu at your home. The food is really good.
Jennifer k
Jennifer K
2023-02-22
Verified
Fun, interactive amazing cooking experience with professional chefs We had a wonderful interactive cooking experience with Chefs Santi and Ema. They came to our vacation rental and served us an amazing meal, letting us help prepare, teaching us about the foods and answering all of our questions. It was a great evening to watch them work up close and to learn about their professional culinary history. Since they strive for zero waste, they get to be creative with the local ingredients. It turned out amazing! Highly recommend this personal experience.
Tina h
Tina H
2023-02-01
Verified
Once-in-a-lifetime Culinary Experience The absolute best experience we had during our entire Costa Rica trip (and we had some amazing adventures)!!! Chef Gilberto is an incredible man with a phenomenal story. Making food together with him was an honor and a privilege. The seafood comes from two minutes away, the veggies come from 15 minutes away, his techniques are flawless, his flavors are huge. You will walk away learning a lot and having an out-of-this-world eating experience. We made traditional Costa Rican food together and he even had local beach and soda recommendations that enhanced our trip. Clean, adorable, professional small facility, easy to get to. Sharing conversating and cooking with Gilberto will be something to remember for many years! Whether you want him and his team to be your private chef, caterers, or to do a tasting menu or cooking class we HIGHLY RECOMMEND making a reservation with him. Check him out on Instagram or TikTok as well. If you are a foodie, DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE!!
Regina h
Regina H
2023-01-17
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Best dinner on the Nicoya Peninsula Incredible personal dining experience in a charming chef owned kitchen. Eight courses painstakingly prepared with local produce and fresh seafood. Instructive, entertaining and absolutely delicious. Was a complete palate blowing experience. Please make a reservation and take advantage of their culinary expertise and passion to feed the soul and body. Really a treat!
Sgparrish
sgparrish
2023-01-17
Verified
Foodie Heaven Confession: we are foodies. Recommendation: eat here. From the first swipe of herbed butter on handmade bread to the last lick of that chocolate from that indescribable dessert, every bite was delightful. There’s no point in describing the food because it will be different every day. It is local, it is international, it is unique – but most of all, it is delicious. There was a curried sauce complementing one dish that could have covered a rubber boot and I would have asked for seconds. We had a little trouble finding RLT’s location, but WAZE and Google Maps have it right. The trick is the parking lot is for several businesses and the parking lot attendant knows that it is Gilberto the chef’s place rather than RLT. He parked us across the street in a different lot because the closer lot was full. Very helpful attendant. Roberto produced dish after dish after dish for us after taking into consideration what dietary restrictions or preferences we had as a group. We took our own wine which was appropriately poured for us throughout the meal. Josue acted as sous chef AND pastry chef. We were thoroughly pampered and educated about local fruits and vegetables, cooking techniques and any weird question we asked. If you are within an hour of Potrero, you deserve a night of culinary bliss. Do it.
Maria b
Maria B
2022-07-23
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Cena privada Una experiencia gastronomica de primer nivel, para compartir con amigos que les gusta la buena cocina. Un sitio divino, lleno de detalles, combinación de sabores y texturas que se deshacen en la boca, vinos exquisitos y el team servicial, siempre atentos a que disfrutaramos la experiencia, sin descuidar el mínimo detalle y una filosofia de negocio que inspira. Esperando una experiencia gastronómica nueva con Gil y su equipo. 🥳💯
María fernanda s
María Fernanda S
2022-07-23
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Experiencia culinaria!! Una experiencia que mezcla productos locales y exquisitos sabores que solo un grupo de personas apasionadas por el arte culinario pueden dar. Gracias chicos RLT Cuisine por la atención y excelente cena. Esperando que se repita pronto.
Erin f
Erin F
2022-07-10
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Mother / Daughter Dinner 🤍 Eating at Gil’s kitchen is a MUST when visiting the Potrero area. He and his kitchen team are dedicated to providing a unique experience to each visitor with fresh ingredients found locally and crafted into the most delicious, one of a kind dishes, plated artfully and inspired by local tradition. With a story behind every component of your dish your meal will be full of flavor, learning and laughs.
Estefania r
Estefania R
2022-07-03
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RTL cuisine This is probably the most exclusive dinning experience in the whole Guanacaste region. RLT Cuisine is a 4-seat tasting menu restaurant set around a marble counter, run by chef Gilberto and his team. Even though they change their menu every day (depending on what’s in season) The highlight of that night menu was a smoked catch of the day, served with an umami-rich fermented local white bean pureé. Each dish was served in a beautiful and elegant way. The whole team is incredible clean and organized. Kitchen was pristine throughout the experience. If you are in the area, don’t hesitate to make a reservation and be part of this experience.
Lisa
Lisa
2022-06-25
Verified
Creativity & Food Love RLT kitchen is a top of the list food experience in Guanacaste. Watching the progression of mastermind Chef Gilberto & team has been a joy & the new kitchen is the perfect intimate setting. The always changing, locally sourced ingredients lend to a unique menu that is both complex & simple. The food shines as does the staff with stories of travels and food searches. A small yet growing retail section let’s visitors take home a variety of salts, herbs, etc. all curated by Chef Gilberto. We look forward to dining there on our next visit 🌞

FOOD FROM THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

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