Foodie Friday. The Home of Ceviche.
We are en route to Medellin to give a speech on Creativity and have stopped off in Cartagena, Colombia for the weekend.
A beautiful spot – with brilliant cuisine – fish, peppers and fruits in abundance.
A UNESCO Heritage spot, Cartagena is worth a detour.
We ate at three spots I can recommend:
· Candé – in the historic city. Dancing, eating and drinking. 100% local Cartagenera cuisine – lively, noisy, authentic, fun. Great fish and decent Chilean/Argentinian/Spanish wines.
· Alma – one of the best upscale restaurants in town – in the old colonial house we’re staying in – Casa San Agustin. Exceptional cocktails, live music, coastal Colombian cuisine. Three rooms – the courtyard in the open air is the most fun. A great chef Herberto Eljach, a skilful seafood master. ‘Magic Realism’ its theme (which it delivers).
· And finally, La Cevicheria, made famous by Anthony Bourdain’s TV programme No Reservations a decade ago, it is simply the best ceviche in Cartagena. Go for lunch rather than dinner. Still no reservations. Rock up, have a cold local Club Colombian or Anguilla beer and wait for the best ceviche you’ve ever tasted.