If you were to ask what my favorite dining experience was in our South American RTW, I’d tell you either my birthday dinner at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires or also in Argentina, the famous 1884 Francis Mallman restaurant. But another experience I can add to that was in Bolivia in one of the highest cities in the world, Potosi.
We went out with people from our overland tour group. The restaurant is called La Casona 1775. Someone in our group had gone the night before and said it was so good that they were going again and that we should go too. So we went. After we were seated and got our orders taken, we wrote on the walls. The walls are filled with writing from people from all over the world that have visited.
People wrote their names, little sayings and there were some weird gross things that shouldn’t have been there as well. Our group chose to leave our mark on the picture. We had to use a pen that didn’t work anymore to engrave our writings.
My brother took up the most space, showing some national pride. Our group had a good laugh, they were from the UK and Australia.
I wrote my Twitter username. I think it’d be interesting to have someone tweet me if they see it! (@bethanylooi 2013, it’s really small towards the bottom)
Our food came and my brother and I were sharing a beef fondue for two. It was 100 bolivianos, or about $15 USD.
We had fun ‘cooking’ our food. Along with the beef came three different sauces, rice and salad.
After we finished the beef, we still had a lot of hot oil left in the fondue pot. While my parents and others from our group were talking, my brother and I and two others on the other end of the table started experimenting (not my idea, was someone in our group). We put the corn in there. Then some green beans. And we found the beets actually taste pretty good when put in the oil.
It was fun because we all aren’t exactly little kids but we were laughing and having such a good time experimenting with the food in one of the highest cities in the world!