Chef Matias Palomo Reyes of Sukalde - Santiago, Chile

Avda Francisco Bilbao 460
Santiago, Chile
+56 02-2285516
Hours: Mon-Sun 1pm-4pm, 8pm-11:30pm

Sukalde invites you to gaze. It’s housed in a regal, white hacienda with pictures windows spanning the façade, and from the lush back patio you can peer into the busy kitchen through more wide windows. Chef Matías Palomo’s dishes garner stares as well. The cuisine Sukalde clearly reflects the time Palomo spent away from Chile at restaurants like Arzak and El Bulli in Spain and Daniel in New York. His tuna tartare is topped with delicate soy pearls, and an “egg yolk” is really encapsulated mango purée. But for all his high-flying, international influence, Palomo doesn’t hesitate to highlight more pedestrian ingredients and preparations. He serves mashed potatoes swirled with avocado and stuffed with cream cheese. Seared fish comes with fava bean purée and roasted potatoes. Pleasures at Sulkade are many, whether they are simple or avant-garde.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Shrimp Fried in Tempura, Spaghetti Rice made with Squid Ink, and Mashed Potatoes
  • Lamb with Rosemary, Milcao Potato Pancake, Garlic Purée, and Mushroom Powder

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