Mind-Blowing Dessert ~ Bogota!

Criterion Restaurante, Bogota, Columbia

 

Watch and drool. Dessert at Criterion in Bogota, a gastronomic masterpiece. Brothers Jorge and Mark Rausch, chefs and brains behind the brilliance –attentive, warm, funny, genuinely deserved their honor as #19 of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.  And the “Best Restaurant in Colombia,” per Ron Zacapa Rum.


 

Criterión –  http://www.criterion.com.co/home.html

Our lunch during Bogota’s Restaurant Week was this sumptuous tasting menu at Criterion:

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(Above) Sweet Pea Soup with Onion and Cream Cappuccino

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(Above) Lion Fish Tiradito with Guanabana Foam

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(Above) Smoked Confit of Salmon with Yuca Charcoal – yes, it actually “smoked”

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(Above) Truffled Scallop and Fresh Heart of Palm Au Gratin

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(Above) Lobster Medallion with Seared Foie Gras and Braised Lentils

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Diners and chefs — from left, Cristina Gonzales, The Latin Kitchen; me, Juan Capel, Chef Jorge Rausch of Criterion, Esmerelda Capel of Madrid Fusion, Blanca Villarello of Sabores, Chef Carlos Garcia of Restaurant Alto Venezuela, Chef Mark Rausch of Criterion.

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{Many thanks to my host, Invest in Bogota. While the experiences and my travel costs were comped to me, all opinions herein are my own.}

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1 Cathy Arkle September 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I love how they serve soup in a tea cup! And those truffled scallops look amazing! What a great trip, thanks for sharing.

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