Hotel Las Islas is located near the town of Baru, about 50 kms southwest of Cartagena. It is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and I believe the President of Colombia was on hand for the grand opening in 2018. It is marketed as a luxury resort, and while there are many […]Read More Hotel Las Islas – Baru, Colombia – Lots of Work to Do Here
Leo is a restaurant in Bogota, Colombia, and ranked 99/100 on the World’s 50 Best list and #10 in Latin America. The chef is Leonor Espinosa. She created the menu, which changes every year, based on the different ecosystems of Colombia, and according to what is written on the menu, with the “…support of biologists, […]Read More Leo – Bogota – Every City Needs a Leo
Where as La Vitrola was mentioned many times in my research, and disappointing, this restaurant, Carmen, while also mentioned in many must “eat” guides on Cartagena, DID live up to expectations. Also every local I spoke with agreed the place was good, and bartenders I spoke to spoke very highly of the bartenders at this […]Read More Carmen – Cartagena – Believe the Hype!
El Cielo is located in Medellin, Colombia. The chef, Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia, trained at various places outside Colombia, including Arzak (which will become apparent as you will see late in this write up). At 23, he returned to Colombia and opened El Cielo. There are now locations in Bogota and Miami. The meal started […]Read More El Cielo – Medellin
Barcal is a restaurant in Medellin, Colombia that offers a tasting menu (and optional beverage pairing which we got) focused on Colombian cuisine. The meal highlights the great diversity of the country. What is even more impressive, is that the chef, Miguel Warren Mora, is only 24 years old and started the restaurant when he […]Read More Barcal – Medellin