Rafael

Peruvian in Bogotá

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Bogotano foodies and chefs are nearly unanimous in calling Peruvian Chef Rafael Osterling's creative homegrown cuisine some of city's most consistently innovative. The contemporary space melds cold aesthetics like concrete ceilings with a warm and intimate garden; and the food leaves no one unsatisfied.

Favorites like sticky duck rice braised in black beer or a crunchy cochinillo (suckling pig) are staples on the ever-changing menu, but leave room for dessert. Osterling's creative take on the traditional suspiro de limeña (layered meringue and dulce de leche; in this case with soursop, raspberry and port meringue) is a fitting end to a dazzling travel meal, especially if Peru isn't in your travel plans.


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