Food is a Journey

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Dining at Siete Fuegos last night was a beautiful experience for many reasons. Almost least of which was the food…

A 90 minute drive from our home meant we had to be serious about it from the start. Our driver Fernando was the perfect person to share stories of the wineries, industry, people and landscape of Mendoza. He’s grown up here and has spent 20 years touring visitors around the area.

The drive itself revealed the balance of the region. The dry and arid scrub brush next to the lush vineyards. The streets lined with 50 foot tall maple trees that seem to have been there forever though Mendoza has no native trees. Estate sized houses on one block, with disheveled huts on the next. Rolling hills for miles that rise abruptly to the heavens as the Andes.

On a little two lane highway we hardly notice the small green sign signaling the turn into Vines of Mendoza, the resort and vineyard collection that houses the restaurant. A dusty dirt road and a rickety bridge wind through the...