Last week I shared our journey into the Elqui Valley in Chile which was full of blue skies and beautiful, dry landscapes.
Once we arrived we headed to a solar powered restaurant in Villaseca called Delicias del Sol, which is just outside Vicuña. There are a few in the area due to the 340+ days of sunshine per year and all of the food you are served is cooked in a solar powered oven, and you can see it all being cooked in the blazing sun. It was a a very unique lunch spot!
The ovens are these strange looking boxes. The food is put in the back and waits to be cooked by the sun.
We started with some locally produced fruit juice, some warm bread (cooked in the solar oven) and pebre. Pebre is one of my favourite foods in Chile. It’s a mix of tomatoes, coriander, olive oil and garlic. It’s put on bread and empanadas and also used as a dip for crisps and crackers. It’s delicious!