Our Chilean meal is one of my favorites! Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon Buerre Blanc, Minted Pee Puree, Chilean Country Bread, Chilean Alfajores, and Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. The Chilean sea bass was so delicious, especially topped with Lemon Buerre Blanc, on a bed of the pureed peas. It was the first time in 13 years that I finished my meal faster than Rob! The Chilean Alfajores were two little cookies with a filling such as Dolce de Leche or fruit preserves. Last time we made Dolce de Leche I learned that it is so good and irresistible that I can’t have it in our home – so we used preserves. Rob was a bigger fan than I.
The Chilean country bread didn’t turn out too great, but that may be because I left the dough to rise while we went on a hike. On the way back we decided to stop at a new brewery we saw along the way. We justified this by saying there is yeast in beer and bread so the bread could wait. The outdoor sitting area was nice, and they allowed dogs, so the dough was left to rise for two hours longer than it was supposed to. The word “hockey puck” came up several times while trying to eat the bread. But we got to sample pickle juice beer!
Chile is the southernmost country in the world and the closest to the Antarctic. It is the world’s longest and narrowest country. Chile is the earthquake capital of the world. People are so used to the earthquakes that if it is below a 7.0 they just stand and wait it out. Chili also has 500 active volcanos.
To attract tourists, Robinson Crusoe Island, formerly known as Más a Tierra, was renamed by the Chilean government after the novel by Daniel Defoe. Defoe’s book is about a castaway who spends 28 years stranded on an island. The island now has a beautiful resort. Easter Island is an island and special territory of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. There are nearly 1,000 monumental statues, called moai, which were created by the early Rapa Nui people. It looks fascinating! I have added it to my bucket list.