The daily menu is posted on a blackboard.
The perfect itinerary
Two days in Puerto Varas
Day 1: Arrive at Puerto Montt airport. Drive to
Puerto Varas. Check into Merlin early afternoon. Pre dinner stroll through town and on lake
front; Pre-dinner cocktails at the hotel/bar
overlooking lake (sorry- we forgot the name). Late and leisurely dinner at the Merlin in one
of the small and intimate dining rooms; Post dinner stroll on the lake pier; Return to Merlin to turn in for the night.
Day 2. Great breakfast the following morning in the
same dining room. Day exploring of Lake Llanquihue, volcano
The Merlin Restaurant [**] is a German family
owned establishment that is a must stop for anyone on a
culinary safari of Chile.
The town of
Puerto Varas was started by German settlers way back. The Merlin
Restaurant family arrived more recently. There is more on the
family's history in the many newspaper and magazine story clippings on
display in the downstairs hallway.
In addition to a very fine restaurant this is also a small and comfortable
hotel [$]. We advise booking a night here and following the Perfect
Itinerary on the right.
At the Merlin you pick your wine by pointing
to the bottles on display in one of the dining rooms.