Restaurant "El Comedor"80 Av. Río de Janeiro Caracas
Telf: (+58) 0212 992 24 29
It is the restaurant of the "Instituto Culinario de Caracas". It was founded in 2003 and, since then, it has been the culinary training center with a comprehensive vision. Its philosophy is based on discipline, technical knowledge and understanding gastronomy as a multidisciplinary activity.
It works within the headquarters, but it is an independent entity. All the staff that have participated in the restaurant have passed through the "Instituto Culinario de Caracas" anytime.
It is located in a house in the Chuao neighborhood. It is a very discreet place. I was lucky that a person from Caracas brought me there; otherwise I probably wouldn't have known it. Thanks to the weather there, I was able to enjoy the food in the garden. It is a simple and elongated space. The floor is tiled and the walls painted maroon and white. A couple of big trees is the only thing in nature. Functional site without too many pretensions. Of course... the tables are very well set.
It is open from Thursday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with previous reservations always. On Sundays they offer brunch from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also with prior reservation.
- Sweet anise and guayanés cheese arepas - I was surprised to start the night with such a consistent dish. The arepas are small. They are fried and stuffed with cheese. The point of anise gives it a fantastic touch.
- Creole grill on horseback with heart of palm and avocado gazpacho - Ball of spicy and very tasty meat. The heart of palm and avocado gazpacho refreshes the dish.
- Shrimp cocktail with avocado balls and smoked tomato mayonnaise- It is one of the star dishes, without a doubt. Aesthetically it is almost perfect. It has impeccable symmetry and colors. The prawns and avocado are presented in the format of little balls. The smoked tomato foam and mayonnaise are the perfect complements.
- First Dish
- Chicken soup, "jojoto" and mint - Delicious way to present a soup. The chicken and the different vegetables in different formats and different textures make the dish unique.
- Second Dish
- "Bollito" pelón de carupanera black pudding - Contrast of tastes that I loved.
- Main Dish
- Beef ossobuco with pressed banana, "papelón" and cheese of the year - Another of the star dishes. The ossobuco is well cooked. It melts in the mouth. Delicious. Pressed banana is amazing. I would have eaten 4 more.
- Guayava sorbet with "cream cheese" and Porto - Refreshing dessert.
- "Negro en camisa y corbata" - Cocoa from Venezuela is known worldwide and I assure you that this dish corroborates the fame it has earned.
After the antirestaurant "La Isabela", for me, "El Comedor" is one of the best in Caracas.Price: High. From 40€