Wednesday, 28 September 2011

This is what I ate on El Dieciocho...


...a beautiful, organic, pasture raised whole lamb from Colchagua, slowly roasted over hot coals. Colchaguino lamb is way, way superior to Patagonian lamb, which has always disappointed me, even when I had it down in Punta Arenas. Lamb is my favourite meat and we get some amazing stuff in England. Colchagua lamb is almost as good as the best in the UK. That's a huge compliment...

Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to get a hold of outside of the area. So if you want one, let me know...



Last week, I went to Ecuador and had a rather lovely time in Quito and also Casablanca, on the coast. We only got half a day of sunshine but it was beautiful there and we had some really good food. I'd been disappointed with Ecuadorian ceviche when I'd tried it before, but this time, made by the maid at the apartment we stayed in, it was...well...wow. It's very different to Peruvian ceviche, more of a cilantro-y, tomato-y and onion-y cold soup with prawns but it's fantastic. That along with menestras (slow cooked lentils) and fish, fried just a couple of hours after being taken out of the ocean has made me think that opening an Ecuadorian restaurant in Chile wouldn't be such a bad idea!!



And at least we could sell decent wine for a fair price, unlike these dollar prices in Ecuador...The horror.


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