…a culinary journey along the Panamerican Highway through the eyes of restaurant social media.
Peruvian cuisine has hit London by storm in the past two years, with freshly-opened Andina in Westbourne Grove and Chicama Kings Road leading the way in boutique Andean food in London. And what exactly is it that excites Londoners? – the ceviche, of course!
…which led us to Miraflores, Lima, supposedly the homeplace of ceviche. Opting for a classic ceviche from the catch of the day, seabass, it doesn’t get any fresher than this! Many turn away to this Peruvian classic due to its raw nature. They don’t know what they’re missing out on!
Chefs like Gaston Acurio and Martin Morales are making Peruvian food a thing globally. This is great news.
It tastes just like chicken! 😉
The Argentinians are famed for many things – Malbec, the tango and gauchos to name a few; but most of all, their steaks.
Venturing through Mendoza to try the allegedly ‘Best Bodega in Argentina’, we enjoyed a 6-course tasting menu of all good things Argentinian paired with fine wines, for just £35, at a beautiful establishment, Bodega Lagarde. (London could really take a leaf out of their book!) The climatic main course of a Patagonian filet was by far the best I’d ever had, served rare with an olive emulsion, Malbec salt and pumpkin. A prime example of some great restaurant social media and Food PR, to lead us to this epic vineyard and restaurant.
Of course, I didn’t miss any opportunity to capture this on Instagram; working in restaurant social media, that would be a crime!
Santiago has a thriving food scene, and trendy sandwich shops are taking the lead. I’m a massive advocate of sandwiches. Anyone who has met me knows I’m never short of one when it comes to lunch.
Santiago is a sandwich-lovers paradise, with the average being the size of your head. This one in particular was generously stuffed with skirt steak, Sauerkraut and smoked bacon. Oh, to put it in my pocket and bring it back to London! Heading to Chile? Jose Ramon is 10/10 worth it. Definitely a venture worthy for The Xandwich.