My Top 5 Bites in South America (described in 3 words)!
My dear friend Shaina — you might remember her from our Epcot eating adventure a couple years back — has always been a big supporter of my culinary exploration. So, when she took a year off to travel the world and told me to pick a place anywhere on the planet to meet up, I jumped at the chance. South America seemed like the perfect place for a wine-tasting extravaganza, with the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina, and Chile’s Maipo Valley providing endless glasses of vino and unforgettable memories we’ll keep with us forever. Here are a few of our favorite bites from the trip.
#5 — Fricandela Goat Cheese Sandwich: Massive. Earthy. Over-stuffed.
at José Ramón 277: Chopería & Sanguchería, Santiago de Chile
#4 — Pan Atomatado Con Prosciutto: Salty. Tangy. Chewy.
at Bar Liguria, Santiago de Chile
#3 — Ham and Cheese Empanadas: Crispy. Buttery. Melty.
at Mod Hotels Mendoza
#2 — Grilled Beef Filet with Malbec Reduction: Tender. Rich. Seared.
at Gaia Restaurant, Mendoza
#1 — Tuna Ceviche: Light. Citrusy. Brightness.
at Chipe Libre: Républica Independiente del Pisco, Santiago de Chile
My Top 5 Sips in South America
Sure, we ate loads of delicious food, but the fine wines and mixed cocktails we sipped were equally as memorable throughout the journey.
#5 — Pisco Sour
at Hotel Cumbres Lastarria, Santiago de Chile
#4 — Blue Reserve Malbec
at Bodega la Azul, Mendoza
#3 — Chilcano (pisco, ginger ale, lime juice, angostura bitters)
at Chipe Libre, Santiago de Chile
#2 — Founder’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
at Undurraga, Maipo Valley
#1 — Gaia Red Blend
at Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza