040 restaurant, the hidden beauty

On a Friday storm night, we passed trough the noisy street of Bellavista and discovered the very secret 040 restaurant hidden in a private hotel. The waiter introduced us to the underground restaurant salon with a particular design, dove and wine glasses on the ceiling, wooden chairs and table, and the the whole wall of…

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….

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 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…

Capicúa, the best sandwiches in Santiago

We have know this place through the social network of 99 Restaurante (our favorite restaurant in Santiago) because they invited Capicúa’s Chef to one of their special “99+1” event. So we thought, if this Chef is liked by 99, his restaurant is worth testing! The Chef we are talking about is Luis Garay, a former cook…

Sukine, a taste of Korea in Santiago

Sukine is a restaurant in Santiago where you can find genuine Korean cuisine. We have been there twice already, it’s a very casual and popular canteen, inexpensive and the service is quite efficient. According to the Korean culinary tradition, whatever the meal, it’s always accompanied by some small common dishes to share, mainly vegetables, of…

99 Restaurante, getting Chilean cuisine to the next level!

22th place in rating of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2016, we were of course curious about their cuisine. So we went to this place on a sunny Saturday for a pre-Christmas celebrating lunch. Chatting with the lovely waitress we learnt that this restaurant has 3 Chefs from various horizons working together to propose a unique…

El Huerto – a patchwork of good vegetarian food

Let’s be clear from the start: we are not vegetarian; I mean we love meat and often got a sensation of unfinished business when having a veggie diner. And yet we do love this restaurant. El Huerto is located in the very pleasant neighbourhood of Providencia, the staff is friendly (not efficient but friendly), and…