From Liguria to Callao, 100 years of flavor. El Viaje, or The Journey, is the title of the latest tasting menu at Lima restaurant Astrid & Gastón. Last year, the menu, La Naturaleza, was groundbreaking. The 17-courses were pleasantly poetic, moving seamlessly through the evolution of Peru’s culinary history, from… Read More →
I’m not a huge fan of liquid nitrogen. Especially when it is overused and more of a gimmick than actually enhancing the meal. The one place I do regularly like appreciate this element of molecular gastronomy is in cocktails. At the Aviary in Chicago they freeze ginger in a deconstructed… Read More →
Chiloé, in the southern half of Chile at the absolute end of the Pan-American Highway, is a stunningly beautiful, fiercely independent island chain hanging just off of Puerto Montt. It is a place where tales of mythological figures such as sirens and witches and ghost ships are woven into daily… Read More →
Carignan was brought to Chile from Argentina after the massive earthquake of Chillán in 1939 to blend with Pais grapes that were heavily impacted, but haven’t been heard of much since. Suddenly it is being rediscovered.
While the length of the Carretera Austral in Chile’s Northern Patagonia is nothing less than spectacular, the town of Caleta Tortel, the Patagonian Venice, captures the adventurous spirit and magic of the region better than any other place, yet is still relatively unknown and undiscovered. Sitting on the crème de menthe colored Rio Baker, the small lumber town clings to the hillsides and waterfront via hundreds of wooden walkways that span the entire length of the maze like town.
James Greenfield of Casa de las Olas is the go to source in Tulum for local fare. He draws everyone staying at Casa de las Olas a map listing taquerias, juice stands, and his local haunts that he has picked up on over the years. Here’s a rundown.