The Singular Patagonia, which will enter its third full season on October 1, will unveil a new restaurant along the shores of the Fjord of Last Hope Sound overlooking the Andes.
The resort in Chile opened in 2011 as the result of a re-purposing of a century-old former cold storage plant in the heart of Southern Patagonia. It is fashioning the restaurant through the restoration of the old blacksmith forge, a space once responsible for creating tools and spare parts essential to the plant’s operation. In its place, rustic iron tools will be traded for more modern kitchen utensils as Chef Laurent Pasqualetto creates an authentic open-air Patagonian barbecue experience.
Maintaining the original infrastructure where the factory’s blacksmith worked and showcasing antique circa 1890 forging machinery originating from the London-based Pooley & Sons, the new El Asador restaurant will welcome up to 60 VIPs to feast on wood-grilled meat including lamb, guanaco, rabbit and other locally sourced delicacies. The Singular culinary team will use the region’s best ingredients to create a simple, yet savory BBQ menu in a relaxed casual setting with items such as Costillar de Cordero (lamb ribs with honey and lemon chimichurri) and Filete de Guanaco (guanaco filet with Calafate sauce and herbs).
There are lighter items as well, mostly as starters, including: “Betarragas con Queso Cabra” (beets with goat cheese, garlic chips, warm chickpeas, roasted peppers and arugula); a selection of local charcuterie; and a soup of the day.
El Asador will be open to VIPs as an alternative to the main dining room and dinner there will be included in the Full Board plan for those participating. An a la carte menu will be available for non-hotel guest diners. The new barbecue restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday 7 to 10:30pm.