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Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:39 pmLocal recommendation: Barrica 94 Wine Bar. We asked for a restaurant that served local food and this place, located in the Bellavista area near our hotel, seemed like a good recommendation. They offer a nice selection of classic Chilean food and the wine list is quite extensive......
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Dinner with friends: Ambrosia Bistro. The chef has gotten a number of awards, including top 50 restaurants in South America, and she is considered a food star in this part of the world. They are also known for their wine list….so you know it had to be on my list of possibilities while in Santiago.......
Last updated on February 25th, 2019 at 09:23 pmGelato on a hot day: Il Maestrale. Located in the Bellevista area of Santiago they offer more than a dozen flavors…perfect place to stop on a beautiful summer day. Visit website...
Not a restaurant but a Santiago gem: Aubrey Hotel. With only 15 rooms you feel like you are staying in your own home. The “public” spaces are plentiful….more than any hotel this size that I’ve experienced and are welcoming on a hot summer day. The daily breakfast buffet makes a perfect start to your day......
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A delightful spot: Remota Patagonia Lodge. Fortunate to have attended a meeting in this absolutely beautiful part of the world. Puerto Natales is a small place and the number of options therefore somewhat limited but this establishment is worth the stay. It was built to be energy efficient and is of a modern design that......
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Group experience: De Patio. I dined as part of a large group….we had the entire restaurant….so, as I’ve discussed before, I hesitate to be too critical since the menu was of the groups choosing, not mine.  This night, we experienced the “festival”, a 12 course tasting menu. How to describe the food…..Nouveau, Experimental or Artistic,......