A classically trained Argentinean chef returns to his culinary roots and puts a sleepy town in Uruguay on the map.
Spotted on Design Tripper: the compelling photographs of El Garzon Hotel and Restaurant, shot for Nowness by roving photographers, Andrew and Gemma Ingalls of The Epicures. Chef Francis Mallman trained in France and for many years created classic French cuisine, only to abandon it in favor of cooking in a more elemental way with fire. With several successful restaurants to his name, he took over a property in the small town of Garzon and returned to to his native Andean cuisine cooking with wood fires and grills. There are five guest rooms on the property located inland, a world away from the glamorous resorts on the coast. For more information, go to El Garzon.
Photographs by Ingalls Photography, except where noted.
Above: Pitchers on display on a dresser painted in the hotel's signature green color.
Above: The whitewashed walls contrast with the wood ceilings and dark wood floors.
Above: Astier de Villatte tableware on display.
Above: Classic benches around the dining table. Photograph via Trendland.
Above; A classic wood burning oven for baking breads.
Above: Guest rooms overlooking the courtyard and pool. Photograph via Trendland.
Above: One of the five guest bedrooms.
Above: An outdoor bar and dining area.
Above: The pool sits in the center of the hotel's courtyard.
Above: The brick paved terrace with painted wooden benches.
Above: The hotel anchors the corner of the town square.
N.B. Looking for other places in South America? Check out our hotel posts in Argentina.