January 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
Some olives, wine and a long lunch.
A thirty minute drive from Jose Ignacio… we barely saw the sign and took a left into the heartland of Garzon where the olives, wine and honey are abundant.
Town is quiet, small and charming. Not much there besides El Garzon Hotel & Restaurant by Francis Mallmann. Which is enough to make the trip.
Checked into the quaint, perfect room right off the courtyard.
Lunch was underneath a palm tree sitting at an antique farm table. Right next to our room (one of 4) for the night.
Garzon Albariño 2011
Fried potato skin with salsa
Fresh zucchini, Parmesan, mint, toasted almonds & preserved lemon
Citric, arugula & tosted hazelnut wood oven grilled prawns
Smashes lamb, broken potatoes & gremolata
Pumpkin ravioli, sage butter & Parmesan
Burnt peaches & plums, homemade vanilla ice cream
Dulce de leche panqueque
Afternoon tour of Garzon olive oil, wine, almonds and honey. Quite magnificent…. All accompanied by amazing tour guide, Nico.
Finishing off the day, Nico took us dove hunting on the ranch (we were helping to protect the olives and almonds…!)
Back at El Garzon that evening, cocktails were served out in the courtyard grass area, set up like a make shift tent/bar almost like a safari in Africa… So cool & chic.
Another amazing meal for dinner, which I’m too embarrassed to show pictures at this point for how much we ate and drank today.
What a spectacular place to experience the true spirit of this beautiful region.