Authentic Patagonian food and drinks
Barbecues are very instilled in Chile’s culture, both for the geographic conditions favorable to livestock and also for the opportunity these events play in spending quality time with family and friends. A classic Patagonian barbecue entails a lamb slow-roasted on a rotating stick over an open fire. It’s a special event and highly social, in which family, friends, and neighbors gather to share stories around the fire and bond over traditional food.
On the seafood side, the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean mean lobster, king crab, oyster and clam like you’ve never tried before. They are served in hot casseroles in clay bowls, raw, or oven baked with Chilean wine and parmesan cheese.
The national aperitive is pisco sour, made from pisco mixed with lime juice, sweet syrup, egg white and a splash of bitters. In Patagonia, the native Calafate fruit is often added for a unique twist.