Food Picture Diaries: A tasting menu night with Rafael Osterling in Bogota

Last night was a wonderful night of food and drinks at Rafael in Bogota. Rafael Osterling was actually in town, and it was a tasting menu, based on Latin American flavors. Of course we not only did the menu but the full drinks pairing. Here’s what was in store for the Menu:

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Food: Trio: Cubanito, Humita & Patacon/ Cocktail: Carmen Miranda This trio was spectacular. Its really hard to say which was better. The cubanito, the tiny sandwich in the middle was so good, with a taste of banana to it. Also the Humita (on the right) was so sweet and good against the shrimp. A great way to start. The drink, i don’t even remember what was in it but it was Good! one of those – it tastes so good i don’t even taste the alcohol ones that can be really dangerous!

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Tiradito Sochura de corvina/ Drink: San Pedro de Yacochuya  First the drink. I really am not a white wine person, but this one i enjoyed. Fruity aroma but dry to the taste which is a great combination. AS for the tiradito – amazingness!! the puree underneath was just spectacular.

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Tacos Dorados de Entrana/ Drink: Cerveza Raquel The tacos were made from beans and it gave it such and interesting feel and texture, it kind of tasted like hard refried beans (in a good way). The tasting of the filling of course was spot on.

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Pesca envuelta en Bijao/ Wine: Luca Probably my favorite dish and wine together. A luca wine is always great so no complaints there. And the broth in this fish was spectacular. Hints and depth of spiciness kept appearing, and it was lovely.

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Asado de Tira Rostizado/ Wine: Tikal Patriota This was a very solid and good dish, yet probably my least favorite of the night. basic not great.

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Xocolatl & Mezcal/ Sweet Wine: Catena Zapata of course i didn’t have this dessert it wasn’t gluten free, but the sauce was and it was amazing, and the sweet wine (Which again not usually a fan of) actually was very enjoyable.wpid-img-20151002-wa0007.jpg

Sandia and Aguardita: a great take an a palate freshner!

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Caipirinha and Pisco Sour: I don’t know how i did not take a picture of this. There were the most amazing little gummies one of each flavor. I wanted to take a bagfull home

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