The view from Restaurant César in Zapallar, Chile.
Photographer João Canziani documented Tom Downey’s boozy attempt to determine which country can claim pisco as its own: Chile or Peru. Who’s right? Find out here.
The cellar at Destilería Fundo Los Nichos in Chile.
“Though just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Santiago, Valparaiso is foggy and forgotten, a place to seek out when you want to escape the world as you know it.” – Tom Downey. The place to do just that? Bar Cinzano, pictured.
Plaza de Armas, the heart of Santiago.
Cafe Haiti in Santiago, a more tame version of Chile’s “coffee with legs” trend.
Hunker down for pisco sours and hearty Chilean food at Ciro’s in Santiago.
Looking for more? Check out AFAR’s guide to Santiago.
To make its pisco, Barsol in Ica, Peru uses a pot distillation — using a copper still — that dates back to the 1500s.
Head to the Mercado de Pescadores de Chorrillos in Lima for the national dish:
Ceviche made from fish marinated in lime juice and seasoned with onions and garlic.
Chifa Chung Yion — a Chinese restaurant in Lima — is a Peruvian favorite. Go for the won ton soup.
Jorga Lomas Tanchiva, a server at Chifa Chung Yion.
Lunch at Tres Generaciones, a craft winery and distillery in Ica, Peru.
Huacachina Oasis, a natural oasis in Ica, Peru.
Where to eat, drink, and play in Lima.