Easter deserves a special meal wherever you are, but I didn’t know what would be open in Santiago, Chile.  I set out from my hotel, the Crowne Plaza, and headed out to the Lastarria district, which had a bunch of places to eat out. I reckoned if anything was open, it might be there.

First up… everything was open!  I picked Casa Lastarria, an upscale restaurant which had great reviews and great outside tables.

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There were a lot of options, including a range of fish starters and mains.

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As it was a special day, I had a look at the cocktail menu.  I fancied something light, as this was a lunch, and wondered what a traditional Pisco Sour might be like.

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Service was good and I picked an outside table, perfect for people watching!

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These tables soon filled up with (as far as I could tell) local people out for a nice lunch.

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That pisco sour was soon mixed up and on my table! Delicious! Crisp rather than too acidic and relatively light!

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My starter was a tuna ceviche.

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It was served on a chunky guacamole or chunky avocado with chile and tomatillo.

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For a main course, I chose Chilean sea bass, served with a lemon risotto.  This was one of the nicest things I had to eat in South America! Beautifully seasoned!

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As I was thinking about my dissertation, I walked past a neo-Marxist book with very colourful options!  Was this a hint?

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