a foodie’s exploration of chile
a foodie’s exploration of chile
There are few better ways to get to know a destination than through its food! We’ve combined some of our favorite foodie finds in Santiago and neighboring wine valleys in this four-day exploration.
4 Days / 3 Nights
STROLL | the streets and parks of Santiago, highlighting the city’s most important historical sites, including the downtown area surrounding the Plaza de Armas and the La Moneda Presidential Palace, neighborhoods whose architecture tells a lot of history
TAKE IN | a panoramic view of the city from atop Cerro (hill) San Cristobal
PEEK | into the life and mind of beloved poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda at his whimsical residence filled with art, eccentric collections and his Nobel Prize
SIP | your first sips of Chilean wine at Vinomio, a wine shop dedicated to introducing the consumer to small-batch, independent and other hard-to-find Chilean wines
STEP INTO | the food studio of Chilean Chef Patricio Cáceres, Motemei, for an interactive food experience and seven-course tasting
START | the day in the iconic Plaza de Armas, learning how the history of Chile’s founding and its Spanish colonial roots continue to influence Chilean cuisine today
SAVOR | the flavors of Chile in the buzzing La Vega market, Santiago’s largest and most vibrant produce market that has been at the city’s center for over 200 years
TASTE | whatever your heart desires, like the simple, but tasty sopaipilla, a “cola de mono”, or a home cooked empanada
SIT DOWN | at the table across from a MOVI (Movement of Independent Winemakers, in Spanish) winemaker as they take you through a handpicked selection of MOVI wines to explore your tastes and compliment your dinner
ESCAPE | into Santiago’s neighboring wine valley, Casablanca, where Chile’s move toward cool-climate viticulture began 25 years ago when innovative winemakers dared to suggest planting in this pre-coastal region
VISIT | the team at La Recova, a boutique vineyard that specializes in making wine from a single varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
LAUGH | over a delicious lunch with a view at the quiet family vineyard, Villard Wines, with Charlie Villard himself
TRAVEL | back to Santiago to freshen up and head to the highly-acclaimed Boragó, chef Rodrigo Guzman’s restaurant that nurtures an innovative culinary concept combining 100% local ingredients, European cooking techniques, and a dedicated philosophy focused on provoking and awakening the senses
ENJOY | one last breakfast before heading to the Santiago airport (SCL) in time for your flight home
VENTURE | into the countryside to the ranch-style, VIK José Ignacio
VISIT | Casapueblo and the Atchugarry Foundation for a look into Uruguay’s art scene
LEARN | more about VIK José Ignacio and Uruguayan culture as we tour the property with one of its artists
TRAVEL | back to Montevideo for our departing flight
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