Food and Drink in Chile

Chile has a distinctive cuisine, one in which the influences of Europe and indigenous traditions are both prominent. Chile is known for its fantastic seafood along the coastal regions, grilled meats, stews and soups in the Patagonian region, and the staple snack is empanadas, corn, beans, and potatoes.  Chile produces excellent wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere.