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…

Naoki, the Japanese food in his pure traditional way

My Chilean friend who is living in France recommended me this restaurant as soon as I arrived in Santiago and finally here we are! In Chile, the Japanese food is somehow confused with the Peruvian style Japanese cuisine, but for me it’s quite different. In Naoki, you will not find the maki with cream or cheese…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…