Antigua, GT: Metiz Delicatessen Frances--Excellent cheeses, cured meats, and the best rillettes I've ever had
This is a new French deli, opened at the end of 2011. It’s located at 4a Avenida Sur No.1, just half a block south of the Cathedral off Parque Central. The owner, Bernard, a young Parisian expat, is very happy to give you samples of the cured meats and cheeses. Most people seem to be buying sandwiches, and he has a quite an impressive list. But I go for the superb imported prosciutto and simply outstanding house-made and jarred pork and duck rillettes. I’ve never had better rillettes anywhere, not even in Paris.
There’s only one table in the shop so this more of a takeaway than eat-in place. But there is no better place in town for putting together a little picnic basket. Cheeses and meats vary, depending on what he’s been able to buy locally as well as import. But everything I’ve tried has been good to superb. Especially those rillettes. Not cheap, at least not by Guatemalan standards. But worth every quetzal.