n our 2008 flight to backpacker-haven Puerto Natales in Chilean Patagonia, my brother and I met two striking Chilean girls, whom we invited, upon our arrival, to Afrigonia, a romantic restaurant run by a Zambian/Chilean couple. Chef Kamal Nawaz serves simple, delicious meals made with local ingredients, like curried scallops fished from the Patagonian Fjords, salmon ceviche with a tangy coconut milk-lime juice-mango marinade, and an Afrimisu, a dark chocolate molten lava cake. I enjoyed the spicy chicken curry, and my brother loved the lamb chop with mint sauce. The meal was the tastiest, last-minute calorie boost before hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit that we could have imagined. WB
Eberhard #323, Puerto Natales, Chile. +56-61-412877. Meals start at $30. twitter.com.
To read the whole story of the trip on which I discovered Afrigonia, read: Adopted by Kiwis in Chilean Patagonia — Hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit on another family's vacation.