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Pig Vicious, El Colectivo’s Grand Premiere, In Photos (ES)

By Catie Brandl

[El Colectivo]

[El Colectivo]

Last Friday, Santiago’s newest culinary collective that wants to shake up the local dining scene, El Colectivo, had their grand premiere party at Matcuana 100.  Dubbed Pig Vicious, the seven-course dinner was a monstrous display of delicious pig creations all accompanied with wine from Santiago Wine Club, and beer from Colectivo member Ben Wood’s Beervana. El Coletivo’s idea was to create dishes using different parts of the pig, all sourced from small Chilean farms, that are often disregarded, and the use of Chilean ingredients that aren’t normally combined with pork, such as clams and fruit.  Some of the stand outs were blood sausage topped with an apple and cucumber relish, an eight-hour porchetta, skin and all, and a slow roasted, sweet-glazed pig’s tail.

Boragó Gets #48 On WBPStars’ World’s 60 Best Restaurants List (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[photo: Star Chefs]

[photo: Star Chefs]

For those of you that weren’t satisfied with the list released earlier this year of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, website wbpstars.com has a new, 60-spot list, with a whole bunch of different names and ten more spots. Per the site, “the restaurants are revisited and the list is updated on a regular basis.”  And on the latest incarnation of the list, Chilean hot-spot Boragó comes in as the only representative of Latin America, beating out other notables like Central, Astrid y Gastón, and D.O.M.  The visits are apparently done by a seasoned group of inspectors who have visited more than 2,500 restaurants, which means they either haven’t eaten at what is currently considered among the top 10 or 20 restaurants in the world, or their opinions vary drastically from those of the World’s 50 Best judges.  Either way, the inclusion of Boragó on the list gives credence to the continued work that Rodolfo Guzmán and his team continue to put out in the far reaches of South America.  

Feria De Sanguche Starts Today In Santiago (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Feria del Sanguche]

[Feria del Sanguche]

Back for another installment of the best of everything between two pieces of bread, this year’s edition of Santiago’s Feria del Sanguche promises to be the best yet.  As one of the Chile’s most beloved on-the-go culinary obsessions, this entire festival dedicated to the sandwich might just draw bigger crowds and longer lines than the wildly popular Food Truck Festival held earlier this year.  Plus, with more than 20 different restaurants, food trucks, sandwich shops, and chefs participating, the variety at this year’s installment will be more diverse than ever.  

Feria del Sanguche begins today, Thursday, December 11, and runs through Sunday, December 14.  The festival, as usual, will take place at Parque Araucano, and will be open from 11:00 to 22:00 daily.  Entry to the festival is $3.000 CLP and children 12 and under enter for free.  In addition to the plethora of sandwiches, beer, drinks, and other treats, there will be live music, cooking demos, and giveaways.  Get hungry. 

The White Rabbit Hosts ‘Night Market’ This Sunday With Matteo Pancetti (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The White Rabbit]

[The White Rabbit]

This Sunday in Santiago, chef Matteo Pancetti of Arola at the Ritz Carlton, will join forces with The White Rabbit for an unforgettable evening of dinner and cocktails.  Though born and raised in Italy, Pancetti has spent the better part of nearly twenty years exploring the streets, cultures and, of course, cuisine, in countries around the world.  Night Market, as this Sunday’s dinner is being dubbed, will celebrate Pancetti’s discoveries in the markets of countries like Chile, Spain, China, and more.  Needless to say, dinner will be an eclectic blend of flavors.

#NightMarket will take place this Sunday, December 14 at The White Rabbit, located in Santiago’s Bellavista neighborhood.  Pancetti will cook up a six-course meal, as well as a few welcome snacks, all to be paired with cocktails from The White Rabbit’s forthcoming cocktail list.  Reservations for the one-night-only dinner are a mere $35.000 CLP.  For more information, or to make your reservation, email The White Rabbit at info@thewhiterabbitstgo.com.  Provecho. 

Osaka’s Ciro Watanabe Wants To Open Two Restaurants Next Year (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Paula]

[Paula]

2014 has already been a big year for Ciro Watanabe.  The Peruvian chef, who now calls Santiago home, is one of the judges on the wildly successful new Top Chef Chile.  Osaka jumped 18 spots on this year’s Latin America’s 50 Best list.  And he’s lost a ton of weight, thanks to a risky decision.  2015 looks like it will be even bigger for the 34-year old.

In this new interview with Paula magazine, read about the incredible journey that the young chef has had in just five years since moving to Santiago, and the good that is yet to come next year.  We can expect a couple of restaurants, a cookbook, and most likely another jump in the rankings.  And hopefully another season of Top Chef

Santiago’s New ‘El Colectivo’ Presents Pig Vicious, December 12 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Colectivo]

[El Colectivo]

In case you haven’t heard yet Santiago, there’s a new culinary collective brewing, and they’d like to change how you’re eating.  Appropriately dubbed ‘El Colectivo,’ this new group, made from the owners Beervana, Soul Kitchen, Colmado, Salvador Cocina y Café, and Coffee Culture, is gearing up to bring a whole new style of eating to Santiago and beyond.  Eager eaters can expect pop-ups, special dinners, culinary events, and even a new take on food festivals that will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention to the Chilean capital.  Below, you can read their manifesto.

Watch Nat Geo’s ‘One Wey’ Discover The Best Of Santiago Dining (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nat Geo]

[Nat Geo]

Little by little, Chile is starting to gain international recognition for the wealth of products that the country has to offer, from Andean tubers to spices from the desert, and more than 4,000 km of coast line teeming with the best seafood in the world.  To get a taste of this bounty, Pata de Perro of Nat Geo’s Latin American travel show One Wey, landed in Santiago to begin his tour of the country’s diverse terrain and unique culinary offerings.  Santiago may not yet have the fame that cities like São Paulo or Lima have, but with one of the top restaurants in Latin America, and king crab available almost year round, the bevvy of delights is well worth the trip.

Watch here as Alonso Vera eats his way through Santiago, from the Mercado Central to Boragó, discovering ingredients that can only be found in Chile, to the wines that have been slowly winning over the world.  If you like what you see, hit up our partner FoodyChile, and they can arrange a Nat Geo quality tour for you.  Provecho! 

Santiago Hates Having Fun And Cancelled Tomorrow’s MOVI Night (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[MOVI]

[MOVI]

As part of the ongoing saga that is the comuna of Providencia in Santiago versus having fun, the winemakers and organizers behind MOVI night, which was supposed to take place tomorrow, Friday, have had to postpone the event due to complications with the city.  Without going into details, the group of independent winemakers released a statement yesterday citing that, after several attempts to salvage this week’s event, they were unable to battle the Providencia conservatism and have been forced to postpone MOVI Night.  The same event, with the same lineup and performers, will take place on Friday, November 28, at a location that has yet to be determined.