Chile’s capital is like no other; the bustling metropolis is a vast mosaic of winding streets and tall buildings, surrounded by the towering white peaks of the Andes. The cuisine, equally as exciting, mixes international influences with native techniques and recipes, the freshest of ingredients with exotic fruits and fish, offering tantalizing combinations. All of which are best enjoyed with a glass of one of the many fine Chilean wines.
Recently remodelled by chef Francisco Mandiola, the place has had a little spruce up. The elegant space is now lighter and overlooks a small garden and has more space for diners. With 100 percent Chilean ingredients, the tempting menu includes picorocos (giant barnacles), cow’s tongue, seasonal mushrooms, as well as fresh meat and fish. The tasting menu has nine courses and can be complemented with a wine pairing.
Europeo, Alonso de Córdova 2417, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2208 3603
Combining the freshest regional produce with a perfected European technique, Spanish chef Sergio Barroso showcases his skills and provides a menu with a sublime variety of seafood, such as sea urchin, picoroco (giant barnacles), and locos (large sea snails). You can choose a tasting menu of either 10 or 12 courses. Disfruta (enjoy)!
Restaurante 040, Antonia López de Bello 040, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2732 9214
Bringing you simple yet provocative food, De Patio want to tease you with gourmet cuisine while using local ingredients and produce in season. The idea is that the food is made to share, sparking conversation between diners, whether you choose the à la carte menu or the tasting menu is up to you!
De Patio, Av. Vitacura 3520, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 3245 0340
You will locate Mestizo in Parque Bicentenario opposite the lake, which adds to the serenity of the place. Take a leisurely stroll around the park before dining here, with ceviche, locally-sourced meat and fish, as well as a great selection of Chilean wines. Why not try the homemade flan with manjar sauce for dessert?
Mestizo, Bicentenario 4050, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, +56 9 7477 6093
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