Castillo Forestal is a sight to behold in the early morning – approaching from one side, you can admire the impressive turret that gives it its castle status; approaching the other side, the sunlight glimmers through the modern floor-to-ceiling glass window panes. For my first breakfast in Chile, I ordered the Brunch (only available on weekends), which included tea, orange juice, an omelette, a ham and cheese croissant, a fruit salad, bread of the day with honey, and fresh avocado ($9900 CLP). It was certainly an impressive spread. I started with the croissant, which was served hot and had a lovely, rich bechamel sauce inside; the pastry was lovely and flaky too. The omelette was next – fluffy and creamy, it met all expectations coming from a French-style restaurant, and went surprisingly well with the avocado. The fruit salad was a mix of apple, kiwi fruit and banana, which perfectly cut through the rich food. I needed that, because the bread seemed to be some kind of very sweet French toast, and with the honey on top it was even sweeter (good for conquering jetlag). I struggled to finish this – so much food and all of it incredibly tasty. Highly recommended!
Castillo Forestal, Av. Cardenal José María Caro 390, Santiago, Chile http://www.castilloforestal.cl/