Five stunning days in Mendoza

(Decanter) There are said to be about 880 bodegas in Mendoza, ensuring that Argentina’s elevated western province has long been a destination of choice for wine lovers. Vineyards here range from about 430m to 2,000m altitude, and while Malbec rules the roost, an ever-growing cast of varieties such as Semillon, Pinot Noir and the Criolla grapes (principally Torrontés, Criolla Chica, Criolla Grande […]

Serious monkey business – how a Buenos Aires bar developed the best service in the world

(50 Best blog) As part of the build-up to The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 awards ceremony in Singapore on 17th October, the first accolade goes to Buenos Aires’ Tres Monos, which is recognised with the prestigious Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award. Sorrel Moseley-Williams speaks to the team about how they converted monkeying around into a benchmark for outstanding […]

Humo Negro, el izakaya colombiano donde todo es posible

(Fine Dining Lovers) espués de pasar una década trabajando fuera de su Colombia natal en cocinas como Fäviken, en Suecia, y Ca Sento, en Japón, Jaime Torregrosa volvió a casa con un título del Basque Culinary Center bajo el brazo y entró como jefe de cocina en El Chato. Hace dos años se marchó para abrir su primer restaurante, Humo Negro, donde combina un servicio […]

New takes on cachaça

(Drinks International) Sorrel Moseley-Williams finds bartenders experimenting to expand the use of Brazil’s national spirit beyond the Caipirinha. Cachaça, Brazil’s favourite spirit – freshly-pressed sugarcane juice that’s fermented and distilled – is more commonly known as the base to the popular Caipirinha, but in fact Rabo de Galo is the Brazilian drink on everyone’s lips […]

Argentina travel guide: Everything you need to know before you go

(The Independent) Tango, steak, football, Maradona, Evita… a whole host of stereotypes are stuck to Argentina, but what makes the South American country really special is uncovering its contrasts and diversity. Given its vast size, there are landscapes, climates and activities to suit all tastes, from mountains to lakes, beaches to forests and jungle – which makes it […]

Marsia Taha’s guide to La Paz

(Fine Dining Lovers, July 2023) It might take time to acclimatise to elevated La Paz, Bolivia, the highest capital city in the world, located 3,625 metres above sea level but once you’ve adapted, the food scene is bursting with Andean highland, valley and Amazonian flavours. From vegan fine dining to tasty street food treats and […]

Where to drink in Lima before a reservation at one of the world’s best restaurants

(World’s 50 Best Blog, July 2023) Peru took the headlines at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 in Valencia, officially marking Lima as a food capital that is right at the top of gastronomic travellers’ hit lists. While The World’s Best Restaurant, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Aqua Panna, is Central – the first Latin American restaurant to top the […]