Gordon Ramsay is in Costa Rica and has visited at least one restaurant. It was Soda Mirna in Puerto Viejo. He was wearing a cap and almost unrecognizable but when the staff realised it was the star of Masterchef’s they were very excited.
He was kind to them, they recalled. Kisha More Bent served him rice and beans with tripe soup. She knew how demanding the chef is on the reality show so she feared his opinion but he liked the food and even came over to tell them it was incredible.
The famous chef has been in the country before. In 2010, he filmed a program here about the illegal trade of shark fins. He received attacks and death threats from traffickers. He was able to witness their actions and film them.
He saw thousands of shark fins drying on roofs. Those responsible emptied a barrel of oil over him and used cars with dark windows to try to block his work. They even had rifles pointed at him and the film crew.