Bringing Chilean food to the British table!
At ONA we are celebrating the anniversary of Chilean Independence at our Fiestas Patrias event and welcome you to join us for an evening of traditional Chilean gastronomy in the centre of London where we shall be combining Chile’s traditionally robust flavours and hearty portions with modern styling and presentation to create artfully bold plates with inviting flavours.
ONA’s five-course food and drink menu, all hand-crafted, from the bread to the cheese, travels the length and breadth of Chile, from the sea to the mountains. Dining is set against a backdrop of monochromatic artwork, inspired by the indigenous Ona people, projections and a soundscape of Chilean music
Santiago-born Chef, Marcelo Henriquez, has worked in ...
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After nearly fifteen years of living and working in France, Italy and Spain, as well as stints in LA and Berlin, Marcelo’s approach has developed a lively and deceptively simple aesthetic, inspired by his homeland and the roots of Mediterranean cultures he focuses on freshness and vibrancy to deliver his inspiriting plates.
Despite the recent rise of Peruvian restaurants in the capital, the cuisine of its next-door neighbour, Chile, has remained almost a total mystery in the UK. We aim to change this by taking traditional Chilean dishes such as Pan Amasado and Pebre (rustic bread with Chilean tomato salsa), Plateada and Pastelera (slow-cooked rib cap beef with corn-meal) and Mote con Huesillos (peach and barley drink-dessert) and creating lighter, flavoursome re-imaginings while preserving the soul of Chilean food.
ONA is named after the Ona indigenous people of the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire) islands in the Patagonia region of Southern Chile. A deeply spiritual people, who respected their food from source to plate, as hunter-gatherers they asked permission to shamans and the spirit of the earth before collecting, preparing and cooking what they ate. ONA aims to celebrate their strength, cultural identity and reflect their striking tribal aesthetic.