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Cristian M.

Santiago, RM, Chile

My name is Tatan, a short name for Cristian. After working in a multinational company and having lived in Brazil and the US, I had a restaurant in Santiago for 10 years.

I consider myself a foodie, absolutely passionate about food and the act of cooking along with friends and family members. . . they always find me in a kitchen.
I have travelled to more than 60 countries and I realized that no matter where you live a Kitchen is always the best place to share and care for each other. Right after I sold my restaurant I stated a medium side Catering company called La Cocina de Tatan and started doing events and provide Cooking Classes at home. . . . that's when I thought about providing a local gourmet experience to tourists knowing I have got a lot to share.
What I offer is a fantastic gourmet experience touring the best fresh markets in Santiago, Mercado Central and La Vega (seafood and vegetables), along with a cooking class in my premises at the exclusive El Golf neighbourhood and sightseeing some of our fine (not necessarily expensive) restaurant in Bellavista and Lastarria districts.
Food and beverages are all included as well as transportation. In a 5 hour journey enjoy our hospitality and a local cuisine while enjoying a beautiful view of the Andes mountains, Manquehue hill and beautifull trees of Los Leones golf club.
The menu I have prepared for you includes Oysters with our world class Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley, local Tapas as appetizers, Ceviche with our fresh fish we just had bought and then a main Mapuche dish called Charquicán original from the south of the country. Of course we will not miss dessert. . . this wil be assorted fruits of the season and sweets from our bakeries.
It will be lovely having you home. . .
Cheers to the good times!
. . . "Cooking is an act of love". . .

Credentials

14 years as Head of Services and Operations at SITA.org, airlines and airports related organization.
10 years as owner and executive chef at Del Cocinero Bistro Restaurant.
8 Years ranked top 20th best restaurant in Santiago according to TripAdvisor
Owns and operates La Cocina de Tatán, a catering and gourmet tour startup

Restrictions

I speak English, Portugues and Spanish but not other languages.

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Private tour guide Cristian

The Experience Gourmet Tour

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It's all about food and fresh markets

190 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Cristian

Cooking with the Chef

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Chilean cooking and wine tasting activity

220 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Cristian

A taste of the country side and the Mapuche,...

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In this lovely town learn on clay pottery, local cuisine, wool production,...

288 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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