Lamb Mollejas, Hongos Fueginos at Don Pinchon

America del Sur hostel in Calafate has a pretty phenomenal view of Lake Argentino. On mornings before glacier treks or mountain hikes, I would sit gazing through the lofty floor-to-ceiling windows that exposed a beautiful natural landscape within arm’s reach. Carbo-loading on complimentary hostel breakfast and plotting my expeditions on a trail map, I would struggle…

A Lamb Empanada in Downtown Calafate

Between the glacier tekking, mountain climbing and sheep herding I also devoted some time to lounging around in “downtown Calafate.” I passed by the casino but did not go in. I walked through a feria of artesenal junk but did not buy anything. I visited the main square and stores that sold a variety of camping…

Trout in Chaltén: Trucha Patagónica

There are two dishes commonly associated with the Patagonia region of Argentina. The first is roasted lamb, the second: local trout. While I made no effort to pack “gear” sturdy enough to endure harsh glacial winds or hikes over rugged landscapes, I did look up what to eat weeks before the trip. It’s all about…