A Toast… to Brunch!
Trade your cup of joe for these Sunday morning cocktails in four South American cities.
Text: Sofía Heiremans @elservirsen | illustration: Mathias Sielfeld
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
A Nordic-style locale surrounded by the Argentinean steakhouses of Palermo, Olsen offers a welcoming brunch and vodka tastings in its beautiful garden or comfortable dining room. The top attraction is the house Bloody Mary, with vodka, cucumber slices, celery and a dash of chipotle Tabasco.
Gorriti 5870, Palermo
This Texas-inspired establishment has a huge patio and hosts a parade of macaroni and cheese, brisket and the house cocktails, which include favorites like the Lone Star State (a Negroni made with pisco) and the Redheaded Stranger (a watermelon Mojito). Pair them with some Eggs Benedict at brunch to see why El Camino is Santiago’s trendy new hotspot.
Abasto Quinta Camacho
The best place for brunch in Bogotá is a 1940s house updated with modern touches, yet retaining the style of an old-fashioned market. Try one of the many egg dishes, breads or organic arepas, and pair your selection with a very traditional (and refreshing) Mimosa of champagne and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Calle 69A # 9-09 Quinta Camacho
SÃO PAULO, BRASIL
Tequila, Cointreau, strawberries, lemon juice and a rim of Himalayan salt: that’s the Ramona Vermelho (US$8). The most exclusive cocktail at Casa Ramona is a great beginning to the incredibly varied menu of hamburgers, grilled meats, vegetarian options and pasta dishes. Don’t miss this place!