La Sala de Laura at Leo
- No.70 The World's 50 Best Bars
Acclaimed Bogota restaurant Leo reopened in 2021 with a new bar, La Sala de Laura, featuring its own distilled spirits. While it takes no shortage of inspiration from Leo, guests aren’t limited to a tasting menu here, with more of an a la carte approach. The daughter of Leo’s Leonor Espinosa is the eponymous Laura, previously sommelier at the restaurant. For La Sala, she has spearheaded a project to create a range of distillates entitled Territorio, all inspired by Colombia’s ecosystems. These are used in deceptively simple cocktails such as the No. 5 Territorio, featuring a manzanilla cordial, cape gooseberry and an ale foam. Classic twists are available too, such as the Negroni de La Sala de Laura with a Territorio distillate, sweet vermouth, Campari and cocoa husk. The bar itself, located above the restaurant, is warm and inviting, with abundant wood and rich tones.
Calle 65bis # 4-23, Nueva Granada, Bogota,