Gdor. Valdez 293 CP V9410IEA, Ushuaia, Argentina
www.kalmaresto.com.ar/en.htm… - Phone: +00 54 2901 425786
Kalma Resto Ushuaia Reviews
Exceptional fine cuisine at the end of the world Jan 18, 2015
S54°48.322' W68°17.962' Being catapulted into first place as the best restaurant at the most southern point of South-America in the 2014 edition of the Lonely Planet, sorry Puerto Williams, demanded close scrutiny in January 2015. Even more in this ugly industrial outpost. Has delicate cuisine arrived in a harbour full of roughnecks?
Kalma Resto is a tiny restaurant with 24 chairs, so reservations are probably mandatory for large groups. Chef Jorge Monopolie has selected young waiters/servers, able to present the menu and answer questions. He welcomes his guests personally in his restaurant with a small appetiser. It promised great flavours ahead. He runs a professionally produced video in his restaurant about his choice of ingredients and his style of cooking.
Ushuaia is all about king crab and without any resistance we went as appetiser for lukewarm king crab with Almanza Port's mussels, Patagonian shrimp, pepper, vinaigrette and sea air. Yes, sea air. It is a crab mousse with salt air. We got a molecular feeling, but it was harmonious with the excellent lukewarm king crab. No Catalan surprises here.
As main course black hake on Patagonia tomato sauce, spinach Malfatti and mini orange wedges continued the festival of delicate flavours. Looking at the faces of a group of six French tourists, they agreed. The fish was pure, tasteful and well cooked in an oven. Just right.
Sometimes there is an urge to go on enjoying fine food. The deconstructed chocolate cake is a restaurant favourite. Caramel and chocolate finished this excellent dinner.
Kalma Resto is at the end of the world out of this world. Very recommended.
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