Category Archives: Outdoor dining

Where to eat in San Alfonso

Situated right on the beach of north Algarrobo (5min drive from San Alfonso) is a lovely restaurant called A Today Costa.  As you can see the setting is absolutely stunning, you can sit outside and enjoy the beach breeze or inside which has a very cozy setup with a fire place and big windows so you can enjoy […]

Guide to Wine Tasting in the Casablanca Valley, Chile (full overview!)

50 miles northwest of Santiago (a short 45 drive) you will enter the Casablanca wine valley where some of your favorite Chilean wines come from! There are lots of tours like Uncorked, chile-wine.com, or  you can do it yourself….. As you can see from the map above there are a number of vineyards all within short driving […]

Traditional Chilean cuisine at Galindos

Open since 1968, located in the heart of Bellavista Galindo is one of the most well known establishments serving traditional Chilean dishes (the kind your grandma would make if you were Chilean) for the last 41 years! This bohemian style restaurant is casual with lots of outdoor seating (great for people watching as the street is quite […]

Best wine bar in Santiago: Bocanariz

I love wine bars, yes I am ‘that girl’ when we can’t finger out what to do for a night out my first suggestion is let’s go to a wine bar and figure out the rest from there.  Naturally, I wanted to visit the ‘Best Wine Bar in Santiago‘ while I was in town, Bocanariz Wine Bar, […]

Where to stay in Santiago

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the W Hotel in Santiago is the place to stay.  W Hotels are known around the world for their fresh design, trendy atmosphere and even in Chile you are able to frequent their popular Whisky Blue bar. The location is super convenient, right in the heart of […]

Best Italian restaurants in Ilhabela

For a romantic evening overlooking Pria Perequê you must try Famiglia Manzoli  run by chef Vittorio Manzoli and his wife Eliane.  You can sit outside amongst the flowers and sea view or if it is really hot out, opt to sit inside which looks like a traditional Italian restaurant.  Start with the antipasto bar which is lined with a variety of cheeses, […]

Sushi in Ilhabela

If you are in Ilhabela and in the mood for sushi there are 2 great sushi places set in beautiful outdoor venues that you must try: 1. Porto Kiosk Sushi (above) is located in the Marina is beautifully situated on a large deck facing the water.  On Saturday and Sunday nights there is a buffet of sushi, sashimi […]

Best Pizza in Ilhabela

There are a number of pizza places in Ilhabela but if you want amazing pizza and a beautiful atmosphere you must go to Pizzeria Mozzarello, located in Vila the town center of Ilhabela.  Once you enter through the large doors you will be pleasantly surprised at how lovely the garden lights up via candle light (above).  There […]

Brunch in Moema

Staying in Sao Paulo over the weekend? Feeling an intense chocolate craving coming on?  Head over to Pain et Chocolat for their famous brunch buffet.  Offering over 100 items including: delicious breads, mini muffins, fruits, pancakes, waffles, pastries, eggs, sausage, potato rosti, cookies and much more, Pain et Chocolat will have whatever you desire.  Brunch […]

First look: Tempranillo Vinho & Cozinha

Brought to you by the culinary and alcoholic visionaries of Barteco is Sao Paulo’s hottest new wine bar Tempranillo.   Located in the swanky  Vila Nova Conceicao it is under the command of Jaci Soares (Taberna 474) and Carlos Martignago (Serafina) so you know this will become your new ‘go to’ spot.  Designed by architect Silvana Brandão , the decor is […]