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Feb 15, 2007 06:13 AM

Bariloche famous for Chocolate? true or false?

I read somewhere that Bariloche was known for its Chocolate - is that true? And, if so or not - any other food-stuff we should try while down there? thanks

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  1. YES!!! They have a great chocolate factory there "chocolates fenoglio". The signs for the stores are yellow and the inside is really bright! There are about 3 stores and one of them lets you go in and watch them make the chocolates. Also, make sure you try the ice cream. It is so good! Happy eating....

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    1. re: danielita

      thank you! I will update if I get to check it out. Any other food there I should know about?

      1. re: danielita

        Bariloche chocolates are first class. But do not miss the ice cream, Patagonian ice cream is typically made from sheep milk. It was so good that after our trip, we came home and bought dairy sheep. Sheep milk is higher in fat and lactose, so there is no need to add cream or sugar. Look for Jauja.

      2. If you are into wild game, try the wild boar. It's pretty tasty. Oh yeah, and try the lamb. Patagonian lamb is the best I have ever had. I am not a big lamb fan and this stuff was amazing. Also, there is a restaurant at the top of Cerro Otto (?) It is a cable car up to a mountain that used to be a ski hill. It has a revolving restaurant. When you get there, try the mixed meat and cheese platter--really good smoked meats.

        1. Chocolate is very popular. The main street in Bariloche resembles an alpine village in Switzerland. The best chocolate store according to our local personal guide over Christmas was Mamoushka (Russian for Mother). That's where we bought our treats. Patagonian lamb is fabulous if you hit it in season, which it was over Christmas. Usually cooked on a spit over an open flame it is also referred to as served "bar-b que" style.

          1. You can try, once in there, the famous patagonic lamb or the "criolla cousine" like the carbonada or locro.