What Happens When Astronomy Meets Gastronomy?


Discover the heavenly fusion of them both tasting the stars later this year at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo.

After last years Taste the Stars dining experience the hotel plans to bring back its multi-course, space-influenced dinner under the stars that showcases molecular gastronomy brought to life by Executive Chef Mario Alcocer, with creative input from astronaut and Costa Rica native Franklin Chang Diaz

With his successful 25-year career as a NASA astronaut, including a world record of seven space flights, you’ve never had a more qualified man design your meal!

After savouring luminescent cocktails, “Taste of the Universe” red snapper sashimi and chocolate mango asteroids, you’ll peer through a high-powered Meade LX200 GPS telescope while an astronomy guide takes you on a stargazing tour of the night sky.

Franklin Chang Díaz was born in San José, Costa Rica.  He concluded a successful 25-year career as a NASA astronaut, achieving a world record of seven space flights. Throughout his career, he has promoted science and space technology in Latin America, aware of the extraordinary potential that exists in the region.

Taste The Stars Menu

Big Bang Theory Admire Cetus during your first course.

  • Cantaloupe and Watermelon Molten Sun Gazpacho served with Prosciutto and flavoured explosions.

Universe Catch sight of Columba during your second course.

  • Red Snapper Sashimi with Ponzu–Jalapeno Dressing served with Illuminated Coconut, Gin & Tonic, and Lime Caviar Stars.

Rockets Spot Hydra whilst you enjoy your third course.

  • Confit Potatoes, Braised Leeks, Grilled Asparagus and White Truffle Aioli, with Carrot Lava.

Solar Effect Observe Leo during the main course.

  • Surf & Turf with Meteorite Jus – Served with Cauliflower Puree, Cherry Tomato Confit, Smoked Baby Vegetables, and Beurre Blanc.

The Milky Way See Pisces during your dessert.

  • White Chocolate Pistachio Saturn and glowing Gin & Tonic centre – Served with Chocolate and Mango Asteroids

The Resort’s secluded Pacific Coast setting makes it one of the best stargazing locales in the world. A stellar evening, indeed.