This was my second time in Bogotá, and this time was for a friends Colombian wedding. The dining scene in Bogotá is teeming with amazing food, from street food to fine dining. During the short trip, we made it to Black Bear - a raw bar known for cocktails and cerviche and Leo - which is consistently on the list of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America.
Black bear is set in sort of a greenhouse type building with lots of natural light and a warm, urban vibe.
A few cocktails eventually turned into a bottle of champagne.
Which eventually turned into a host of small plates.
All of the food was incredibly complex, flavorful and presented beautifully. The cerviche with the sweet potato was definitely the standout.
Next stop was LEO - Chef Leo Espinosa is known to showcase the diverse ecosystems of Colombia. The meal and "fermented beverage" pairing was one of the most eclectic and interesting of my life. My personal favorite dish was the carpaccio of hearts of palm served in its own foam. And the local coffee liqueur (pictured below) was to die for. The service at the restaurant was also incredible - they made sure our glasses were never empty and all the food came out at a perfect pace. I'd highly recommend this experience if you ever make it to the city.
My camera didn't make it to the wedding, which is good considering how much aguadirente we drank, but I did get out to Candelaria which encompasses much of the beautiful old city. The area is dotted with beautiful architecture, run down old buildings, cafes, bars and awesome street art.
Bogotá - I'll be back.