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Casa San Agustin

July 18, 2012 09:57 ET

New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Cartagena de Indias to Debut Alma Restaurant September 2012

Casa San Agustin Welcomes Chef to Showcase a Signature Coastal Colombian Cuisine

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Casa San Agustín unveils new luxury in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, an alluring port city rich with colonial heritage. If a nation's soul resides in its arts and culture, it certainly encompasses a country's cuisine. Come and discover a spirited social scene that radiates in Alma, and experience an inspired passion for coastal Colombian cuisine led by Chef Hector Aguilar Valle. His illustrious career began at the Institute Paul Bocuse in his home city and country, Lima, Peru and as a true global nomad, he'll create a special dining destination in the city. 

Rich in character against a backdrop of the hotel's ancient aqueduct and historic walls, Alma's open-air courtyard and poolside lounge are lush with local flora and abuzz with the voices of happy locals and guests. The intimate bar combined with a seductive glow of candlelight is the perfect place to kick off the evening with a handcrafted aperitif. When hunger calls, choose from a delectable selection of tapas from the regionally inspired menu: zesty mini ceviche of trout, shrimp, and octopus, or local conch croquettes with remoulade. 

Indoors and adjacent to the courtyard, you'll find a more refined dining experience. Adding to its allure, a graceful pair of gilded wings span the dining room. A more complete menu draws attention to fresh ingredients and local favorites: from freshly caught seafood in a Colombian style bouillabaisse to roasted sea bass, and from dry-aged beef cured on the premises to slow-cooked pork infused with traditional Latin flavors. The chef's signature creation of pastries and desserts weave in the region's abundant exotic tropical fruits, giving a refreshing finish to the meal. 

Chef Aguilar Valle will combine his immersion in cuisines from Australasia, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia, to bring a fresh perspective to Colombian favorites. He further defined his career in one of San Francisco's most popular restaurants in a city that is a melting pot of East-West cultures. David Tornek and partner Sean Brasel are a dynamic force in Miami Beach with the highly regarded Meat Market in Lincoln Road -- together they are the visionaries behind the concept at Alma.

For reservations and room rates, please email call + 575 660 1432 or visit www.hotelcasasanagustí

Casa San Agustín

Casa San Agustín is a luxury boutique hotel of 22 beautifully crafted rooms and 9 spacious suites located in the alluring port city of Cartagena de Indias, where historic charm meets contemporary Colombian life. Architecturally captivating, the hotel preserves the remnants of an aqueduct with 3 white-washed, colonial-era buildings. Upon stepping through the doorway, discover an authentic Cartagenian style that flows through to the interiors. Alma restaurant provides a sophisticated bar and lounge for guests to mingle over cocktails and tapas. Casa San Agustín: Simply Elegant. Uniquely Authentic. For reservations and information, please visit, or call + 575 660 1432.

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