Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Andres Plaza

Scott at the fish counter.

If you've been to Bogota or heard about places to eat in Bogota, chances are you know about Andres Carne de Res, that crazy steak house out in Chia with a new location in Zona Rosa. Well, prepare yourself for Andres Plaza.

The only way I can think of describing Andres Plaza is like an Andres Food Court. All sorts of foods under one roof. It's madness and insanity wrapped up in tasty and delicious food. And our crew of judges went buck wild.

The boys gathering by the meat counter.

Scott's Tilapia


my traditional stew of beef, pork ribs and chicken with corn, potatoes and plantanos.

Lauro Fioretti's steak.

En Bogota

Bienvenidos a Bogota...

2,500 meters

And I'm unbelievably tired.

The flight to Bogota wasn't necessarily bad as it was brutal. As much as I think Continental has an overall nicer product than United, it's United's Economy Plus seating that trumps Continental coach. True, you can pay for DirecTV but flying five hours overnight in a packed plane is absolutely brutal.

And I was paying for it now sitting in the judges training room fighting desperately not to pass out from exhaustion.

Bogota. We had been here before. It's a cool city both figuratively and literally. Chilly weather and the altitude makes climbing anything a chore.

We're in town to judge Colombia's national barista championship and things so far are so good. It's going to be a busy week and we're getting cracking.

So long as I don't pass out.

More as they progress.

CO884 - Packed In Steerage