November’s tantalizing tastes include a stylishly French brunch, a restaurant using only local produce, a brewery-cum-art gallery and a culinary offering that aims to harbor the best of the flavors and traditions of home.
Le Brunch: Bogotá’s only French brunch
Oozing French style, this is the latest culinary à la carte offering from the Hotel Sofitel Bogotá Victoria Regia.
It truly is a unique gastronomic experience in Bogotá, kicking off with a glass of champagne, followed by a selection of pastries and freshly-baked breads to go with a variety of homemade jams and marmalades.
Try the oven-baked eggs benedict or the spinach omelet, alongside a selection of hot drinks, from tea and hot chocolate to premium Colombian coffee, as well as a number of fresh fruit juices.
For the mains, Le Brunch offers a delicious choice, from beef bourguignon with potatoes in pepper sauce, lamb and vegetable stew and coq au vin to sole meuniere, salmon in various presentations and braised quail.
Every week the menu changes, so you can be sure to enjoy a stunning variety of starters and mains, an artisanal cheese board, picked out by the chef, and a selection of mini pastries.
Be indulgent on Sundays and savor French traditions with the best, freshest ingredients.
Zona Rosa, Cra. 13 No. 85-80
(+57 1) 646 6390
Galería Hopulus, the art behind beer
This totally new concept, a first in Bogotá, brings together the two artistic forms of photography and brewing.
Much more than an elegant, sophisticated and stunning space dedicated to photography, Galería Hopulus also offers Colombian-style tapas with an international twist as well as a selection of artisanal German beers.
Fancy a monthly new exhibition as you will have the opportunity to attend the launch and closing of each photography show, while enjoying a unique catering and beer concept.
Zona Rosa, El Retiro, Calle 81 No. 8-60
(+57 1) 702 5335
It’s perfectly summed up on their Instagram page: “In this house you eat well.” Sisters Vega, Alejandra and Paula explain that, from the moment they saw the house, they fell in love with it and decided to create an all day restaurant with an incredible artisanal bakery.
Each dish on offer at Casa Hermana is made using ingredients from small local producers from the nearby area. Whether you stop by for lunch or dinner, you can be sure that all the ingredients are fresh and seasonal.
If you visit for brunch, don’t miss the sweet toast; at lunch and dinner you should order the octopus roll or the lamb meatballs with grilled tomato and spiced sauce – made with tomatoes dried at Casa Hermana. For dessert, it has to be the ‘chocolate textures’, a creamy chocolate and hazelnut cake with crispy cacao nibs and homemade 82% dark chocolate.
Chapinero Alto, Carrera 5 No. 66A-06
(+57 1) 288 6056
Legado Homemade, food for the soul
This new culinary offering brings back the traditions, food and flavors of home, leaving an imprint through cooking. Its essence and DNA is based around going back to the roots of cuisine, summed up by its tagline “the simpler, the better”.
A casual neighborhood restaurant, Homemade is full of light, colorful and modern spaces, set inside a white house in the Zona G, offering up the warmth of home and friendly faces.
This is the perfect setting to spend time with family and friends, with a wide, varied menu, using ingredients ranging from zucchini and Portobello mushrooms to brie and Arborio rice. Enjoy traditional flavors, including empanadas – a family recipe revived by one of the partners, Aileen Sasson – vegetable soup and baby beef, among others.
Legado Homemade Cuisine is a space dedicated to satisfying the tastes of lovers of good food and cuisine with character, made from the heart. You’ll also be pleased by the reasonable prices which don’t compromise quality or portion size.
Zona G, Calle 70 No. 6-37
(+57 1) 631 8985