Javiera – professor of English Pedagogy at UMayor who I am staying with in Santiago
Sebastian – Javiera’s husband
Andrea – professor of Special Education at UMayor that I have known since last year
We went to a small, quaint restaurant that specializes in authentic Chilean seafood. As a table, we ordered a variety of seafood (some cooked and some raw) and shared it all. We had oysters, clams, smoked salmon, ceviche, razorback clams baked with cheese, and other types of seafood for which I don’t know the name. The picture below shows just some of what we had. The server had to bring it out in stages because there was too much to fit on the table at once! The seafood pictured to the left is called locos, or Chilean abalone. It is a form of sea snail that is native to the coasts of Chile and Peru. Que rico!!
I am going to go make some homemade brownies now to share for dessert. Anyone who knows me knows I love to bake, so it is nice to use Javiera and Sebastian’s kitchen to feel a little more at home. Plus, they both love sweets (especially Sebastian), so it is a nice way for me to share with them to thank them for their hospitality. Last week, I made an apple and pear crisp and they really enjoyed it. Voy a hornear! Chao!