Our dinner at Panama Hatties last night was....EXCELLENT!!!!! We went to celebrate a birthday. As I mentioned in a post about a week or so ago, we used to go there & hadn't been in at least 4 years...mainly cause they were getting too "full of themselves". We decided to give them a try again. We had a 6pm reservation and were literally the only people there. It felt like we had a private dinner. We decided to go all out & had the 5 course tasting menu paired with wines. The waiter told us what each course was, and also said that if we wanted different selections the chef would be happy to accomodate us. So, we changed a couple of the courses to create an entire seafood tasting menu. Each course was so good that the topic of conversation for us each time was "so which is your favorite so far?". One course was scallops on a mix of faro/feta/watermelon & some other stuff. It was amazing. The second course was an almond crusted halibut with a mix of types of mushrooms. Also amazing. The 3rd course was sole stuffed shrimp & I forgot the side-YUM, the 4th course was rare tuna with a type of "slaw". Excellent. The 5th course was a dessert sampler. Five courses was really too much food. Each course was big, not as small as a "taste" that I thought they'd give us. I truly only picked at the 4th course & nibbled at the last one, dessert. The waiter was terrific, as nice as could be, no "attitude" in any way, shape or form, we chatted with him a lot & it made it all even more enjoyable. I don't remember all the wines that we had paired, mostly whites, but the tuna came with a wonderful red, and of course port with dessert. It was a terrific birthday dinner. I'd go back to Panama Hatties in a heartbeat.