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  • Once again the nights find me gastro-exploring the newly opened restaurants and bars at Julu Road 758 hub. Valpasso –which sounds Italian but has nothing to do with any Italian related other than the Campari or Prosecco you will find in the menu- brings a proposal of crafty drinks and a chilled ambience bar.

    Spacious with mini living rooms around the place and an extensive and fancy bar, which I recommend if you want to exchange some stories with the barman, is definitely suitable for a date or friends night out. We were four and we hit the bar seating, best decision ever. We could see how each drink is carefully and dedicatedly prepared.

    The food menu is short but satisfying for accompanying the drinks. It is not a restaurant, it's a bar so don't expect a dish of pasta. Shout out for the lava bomb chicken wings –crispy and tender at the same time- and the bbq pork honey siracha skewer. The flambé tart was crunchy but the topping was a bit poor. The chicken liver paté was also very good.

    Each one of us had 3 drinks and shared some dishes and it was 300RMB per person approx. Nothing bad at all, considering this kind of cocktails are getting really expensive in other bars around –with no fundament.

    The best drink of the night? Can´t really decide because all of them are different. But a good one -or two- to suggest could be “nachos return” or “pretty in pink”. Go and check them by yourself!

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    Delfina joined the Argentinean Foreign Service in 2012, and was posted to the General Consulate in 2016. Her hobbies are taking photos, traveling and cooking all sort of dishes. She aims someday to open a small restaurant based in organic, regional and self farmed ingredients.
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