If there is one restaurant that I frequent regularly in San Francisco, it’s NOPA. NOPA is one of those restaurants that led the sustainable farm-to-table philosophy that many new SF restaurants have now adopted. Their food is pretty darn good as well (I believe they have the best burger and pork chop in SF). So, when I was introduced to Abasto, I was reminded of what NOPA did half a decade ago (For more information on NOPA follow this link)
Tucked away in a small corner of Usaquen, Abasto offeres home-style Colombian food and sources from Colombia’s most sustainable farmers. A new and good friend of ours, local artist Ramon Laserna, told us that we had to experience it so, he joined us at the marketplace, La Bodega de Abasto, as did our host Alyse (www.yourbogota.info) and Francisco her husband. Keep in mind there are two locations in Usaquen with La Bodega being the newer addition that houses the boutique market.
Benjamin, the owner and chef at Abasto, along with his colleague Luz, served up some of the best roast chicken and roast beef that I’ve had on our year- long voyage. This place is special and inspiring culinary trends as NOPA did in San Francisco. Even more of a reason to go is to enjoy the neighborhood of Usaquén. Its full of terrific eateries, small shops and vendors selling artisanal, and there’s a nice farmers/flea market every Sunday.La Bodega Abasto Calle 120A #3-5 Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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