Eat local: Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Ceviche appetizers before watching the Chilean rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Ceviche appetizers before watching the Chilean rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

“Viña Casa Silva is a 100% family-owned company that seeks to transfer the pride of its roots and its respect for nature and their people to the world and its future generations. Its wines reflect its commitment and the passion each member of the family has to and for the earth.” – www.casasilva.cl

One of the local Huaso cowboys demonstrating his skills before the rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

One of the local Huaso cowboys demonstrating his skills before the rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

The family’s love of traditional life is evident from the extensive equestrian facilities they have developed at their Angostura estate. After our winery tour and tasting, we had the opportunity to savor appetizers and Casa Silva wine in the stands at the rodeo stadium, adjacent to the polo field and restaurant

Home made dried horse meat empanadas enjoyed while watching the Chilean rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Home made dried horse meat empanadas enjoyed while watching the Chilean rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

Two of the local Huaso cowboys demonstrating their skills in herding a bull in the rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Two of the local Huaso cowboys demonstrating their skills in herding a bull in the rodeo at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile.jpg

Local Chilean Huaso cowboys gave a great demonstration of their skills in the rodeo stadium. Note that Chilean rodeos are very different from American rodeos. In Chile, two horsemen, one riding a horse behind the bull and a second horseman, riding perpendicular to the bull, try to corral the bull and “guide” him to a fixed spot on the edge of the rodeo stadium’s ring wall (see photograph, above).

The polo field, adjacent to the rodeo stadium (behind the photographer) and the restaurant at the Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

The polo field, adjacent to the rodeo stadium (behind the photographer) and the restaurant at the Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

The restaurant on the property, where we had an excellent late luncheon, is located in the Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House on the Angostura estate.  Surrounded by vineyards, it has a spectacular view of the Andes Mountains and the polo fiel.

Our first course of ceviche at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Our first course of ceviche at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

 

Grilling meats -- chicken and filet mignons --  at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Grilling meats — chicken and filet mignons — at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

Our main course of perfectly grilled filet mignons and quinoa risotto at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Our main course of perfectly grilled filet mignons and quinoa risotto at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile.jpg

Our luncheon, organized by Casa Silva’s celebrated chef, Soledad Correa, included a delicious selection of fine fish and meats associated with the fresh vegetables and fruits from the estate. It featured delicious and flavorful country-style Chilean cuisine, meticulously planned to pair perfectly with the finest Casa Silva wine.

A beautiful and delicious cheesecake capped off a wonderful birthday celebration at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

A beautiful and delicious cheesecake capped off a wonderful birthday celebration at the restaurant at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile.jpg

 

Sports memorabilia on the wall of the Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Sports memorabilia on the wall of the Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

5 thoughts on “Eat local: Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House at Viña Casa Silva, San Fernando, Colchagua Valley, Chile

    • Like traveling in Asia, when presented with “interesting” food, one has to not ask about the ingredients! If it tastes good, and you’re interested, then find out what’s in it. These empanadas were actually tasty, but a little on the dry side. Washed down very well with the Casa Silva wines!

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