La Calma, the great passion for the sea

The story of La Calma began with Gabriel Layera, with his passion of sea produce, he founded La Caleta Chile, a small business who works with independent fishers and provides seafood products freshly out the sea to the most famous restaurants in Santiago, like Ambrosía, 99 Restaurante, Naoki, Osaka…, thanks to him, eat “pesca del dia” (fish…

I-Ching, my choice of Chinese restaurant in Santiago

Before going to I-Ching, I have tried several Chinese restaurants in Santiago, and they are all very disappointing, the dishes are not tasty, too much MSG, bad quality for the ingredients… So I was desperate until a friend from HongKong talked about I-Ching, so I would like to give a last chance before saying “the…

Maido, the best Nikkei cuisine!

In Lima, the gastronomic capital of Latin American (for me), one experience at Maido is a must, I would say it’s a Asian-latino fusion cuisine rather than a Japanese-Peruvian. The chef is the N°2 on the list of 50 Best Restaurant in Latin America, just after the restaurant Central. We are invited to have a…

Biko, original cuisine with cutting edge technique

Biko is the restaurant run by three gentlemen: Gerard Bellever from Barcelona (Spain), Bruno Oteiza from San Sebastian (Spain) and Mikel Alonso from Biarritz (France). So I would say it’s a Basque-Mexican fusion cuisine. The place is classy, simple and elegant, with design furniture and a hall with high ceiling. The service is simply perfect….

Dulce Patria, a colorful fairy tale

Dulce Patria, the modern Mexican restaurant led by the Chef Martha Ortiz. As soon as we make the first steps inside, we are immediately surrounded by a warm, colorful and intimate atmosphere, red velvet sofa, soft pillows, and you even have the chair with a bow tie behind ! But will the cuisine of Chef Martha…

Ambrosía, perfect to enjoy special occasions

Ambrosía has been one of our priorities on our to do list when settling down in Santiago. The Chef Carolina Bazán has been working during one year in the restaurant Frenchie of Gregory Marchand in France and we feel this influence of bistronomy in her realization. But the atmosphere is far from a French Bistro: it is…

Etienne Marcel, the French patisserie all in finesse

If you have no idea where to have a tea time with good sweet treats, I recommend this French patisserie hiden in a calm street in the Ñuñoa at Santiago. Here you can find French style patisseries like macarons (their special), éclairs, tart… but also some viennoiserie like pain au chocolat, croissant or baguette. The place…

Pad Thai, the place for spicy lovers

Honestly, I didn’t hope to eat a good thaï food in Santiago because I found the people here are not yet getting used to spicy and hot food. So we went there because “why not, let’s try it”! And actually, the food is not as traditional as the one in Thailand, of course, but it’s OK. For…

La Misión, Wine and food going great

La Misión, situated in Vitacura at Santiago is a place where you can taste a very large range of Latin american wine. Actually, “Misión” is the name of first grape cultivated in Latam. So we start our lunch with a biodynamic wine tasting, two red wines and one white wine. Then come the first course,…

La Mar, peruvian seafood in Santiago

La Mar is situate beside the Parque Bicentenario at Vitacura in Santiago, and it’s a good adress to eat seafood.The restaurant is chic, spacious and luminous, but a little noisy with the music and the people speaking loudly. For the starter, we took a tasting of 4 different ceviches : classic, mixed, nikkei, they were all…

La Popular Pizza y Pan, making the most of their delicious bread dough

They have a great passion for the dough, the one with sourdough specifically, and this passion results in creating La Popular Pizza y Pan. A panaderia in the area of Francisco Bilbao in Santiago, where you can find different varieties of sourdough breads (3000-3500 Chilean pesos each) : the nature one with white flour,  the…

OX, a restaurant for beef lover

We’ve been there for a Sunday refilled – after sport lunch. Some of our gourmet friends told us that is a very good place to eat beef, and that is fair. The appetizer was quickly served as soon as we took our seats, then the “garçon” (yes, the servers are all males here !) came…