Saturday, January 06, 2007

Mussels and Caviar - Chiloë 2001

Chonchi is known as la ciudad de los tres pisos because of its peculiar topography. In this harbour town we found some of the best seafood in all of Chiloë (and Chile). At restaurant El Trebol, we had very fresh and fine Mussels in Salsa Verde, and delicious Locos.

At another place, we started a conversation with three young men who all worked in the salmon industry. One of them suddenly disappeared, only to return after a while, bringing a small plastic package with Japanese writing. He gave us the package and asked us to taste the content. The guy had gone back to his work to get a sample of salmon caviar, produced for the Japanese market. It was very good, almost like Russian caviar, but, of course, bright red.

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