Eat: Bolivia

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Four places for a taste of Bolivia

1. GUSTU
Founded by Claus Meyer, the man behind Noma, this restaurant works solely with Bolivian produce and doubles as a food school teaching underprivileged youngsters. Begin with lemony corn and pulled rabbit, or egg in a nest of charque (jerky) and wild palm hearts, followed by shredded potato from Huaycha, poached trout from Lake Titicaca with coa, a minty herb, or llama loin with apple, banana and caramelised chuño (freeze-dried potatoes).
■ How much: Starters £6, mains £15, 15-course tasting menu with wines, £90. Calle 10 No 300, Calacoto, La Paz. restaurantgustu.com

2. OBERLAND
This restaurant at the Hotel Oberland, on the fringes of La Paz where the mountain scenery is other-worldly, is another example of Bolivian-Nordic fusion. The chef, Walter Schmid, is a Swiss German married to a local woman who has clearly informed such dishes as sajta de pollo (chicken stew), lechón (whole roasted pig cooked over charcoal) and quinoa tabbouleh, and is perhaps intrigued by Alpine classics such as raclette and cheese fondue. Styled like a Swiss chalet, the restaurant has a sunny, tranquil garden.
■ How much: Starters £3, mains £5.50. Calle El Agrario 3118, Mallasa, La Paz. T: 00 591 2 274 5040. h-oberland.com

3. VILLA SERENA
Based at an arts and cultural centre, next door to the Full Moon rock bar, Juan Pablo Villalobos’s place feels distinctly backpacker but serves incredible food. Llama features strongly, as a carpaccio with ‘passionfruit and lemon mushrooms’ or vegetables pickled in cognac and mustard, then as a sirloin with red quinoa risotto, creamed potatoes and spicy salsa. Piscivores can opt for paiche (an Amazonian river fish) as a ceviche or baked, grilled surubí (catfish), prawns or trout ‘en papillote’ (cooked in foil). There are three vegetarian options.
■ How much: Starters £5, mains £7. Avenida Ecuador 2582, La Paz. T: 00 591 2 241 8151.

4. HOSTAL EL CAFETAL
The name means ‘coffee plantation’ and this guest house outside Coroico, in the North Yungas, makes an ideal base for visiting coffee farms in the vicinity or in Caranavi, a two-hour drive away. French-owned, the hostel is unexceptional but the restaurant is renowned, lending a Gallic twist to Bolivian staples such as quinotto (quinoa risotto) and llama steak by adding roquefort cheese. However, there’s nothing more authentically local than its lamb curry or more resonantly French than its onion soup, souffles and crepes.
■ How much: Starters £3, mains £5. Calle Miranda (next to the hospital), Coroico. T: 00 591 7 193 3979.

Published in the October 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Comida hecha en casa

Ante la proxima inauguracion de la pizzeria italiana Pomodoro Rosso en nuestra instalaciones de la Plaza Oberland, el chef e intructor Ricardo Rivas nos ofrece una pequeña visita a la elaboracion de Raviollis – Proxima inclusión en nuetro Menú.

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Aprovechando el antojo por lo casero, nos introducimos tb en la cocina del Hotel para un pequeño vistazo en creación de chocolates y croissants, exlusivos de nuestros platos y desayuno respectivamente.

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Dia de Suiza – Bolivia

El día de suiza conmemorado por una familia Suizo Boliviana.

Cada año en el mes de Agosto una duo celebracion tiene lugar en las instalaciones de nuestro Hotel. Coincidentemente el mes de festejo para nuestras patrias tanto de Bolivia como de Suiza.

A iluminar el Cielo de Mallasa con luces de colores!

 

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Kafi Oberland

Considerada como un lugar de descanso, tranquilidad y buen clima, Mallasa se ubica a tan sólo 25 minutos del centro de la ciudad de La Paz.

Con atractivos turísticos como El Valle de la Luna, el Zoológico y parques al aire libre que hacen de la zona un atractivo familiar a pocos pasos de la comodidad de su hogar.

Los invitamos a disfrutar del sol, asombrarse con la vista y compartir en familia desde nuestras instalaciones.