Over the past decade, Latin American food has attracted more and more attention on the international scene. Whether it be the avant-garde Michelin-starred fare of Lima and Mexico City, or homely family favourites – this part of the world is a heaven for foodies.
For our luxury hotel of the month for January we chose the stunning Casa de Uco in the heart of Argentine wine country near the city of Mendoza. Nestled amongst its own 320-hectare estate of vines, this classy small-scale hotel offers an exclusive and scenic retreat.
Stunning natural beauty, a distinct regional culture, and excellent food & wine: southern Brazil has it all. Apart from one major site of touristic interest (more about that later), the southern states of Brazil are sadly often neglected by travellers to this gargantuan country. This is a shame as the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul which make up the south of Brazil have a huge amount to offer a little off the beaten track.