WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN PUNTA ARENAS AND TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Like the whole area of the Chilean Patagonia and the southern end, one of the bases of its cuisine is the seafood. Fish such as southern hake, salmon, sea bass and eels; shellfish such as crabs, clams, oysters and snails are some of the ingredients found in major preparations.
These marine flavors mixed with tasty condiments like the case of snails al pilpil seasoned with garlic, red chili and olive oil, el chupe prepared with soaked bread, butter, milk and spices or baked or fried fish that are seasoned with different types of sauces.
Also, smoked salmon is the most famous, which is used to accompany meals as an ingredient in sandwiches, salads or appetizers.
Besides this, in the southernmost part of the country many different tyoes of meats are consumed, being the Magellan lamb the most famous recipe. Other preparations that are even more exotic are estofados (stews) of ostrich or guanaco.
The typical liquors in Tierra del Fuego and Punta Arenas are the Ona-cream, a delicious and warm preparation made with cognac, coffee liqueur and whipped cream, sweet and to warm up the body from the cold climate of this sector.
Drinks based on native fruits such as rhubarb, with a sour taste are prepared as well as calafeta.