Confiteria Torres - From 1879
The anecdote says that the presidential delegation passed by the Torres and the President exclaimed: I'm scared of thirst, I walk with the hot irons
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The origin of this confectionery goes back to 1879. A family of the santiaguina aristocracy had a butler, Jose Domingo Torres, famous for his good hand to prepare mistelas, alfajores, pheasants, civet and other delicacies. So this famous cook was requested on loan by other owners of family friendly houses.
This situation became so extreme that the boss, bored with almost no services, decided to install his own business. The house that the Torres confectionery occupies was the Íniguez palace, built by the architects Alberto Cruz Montt and Ricardo Larraín Bravo for the family of Antonio Íniguez Larraín.
Regular customer of this confectionery was President Arturo Alessandri Palma. He ordered his car to stop and went inside to drink a cane of chicha. For the celebrations of the Centennial of Independence in 1910, the honor Vermouth was served here to the diplomatic corps. Confectionery Torres, Alameda The Torres confectionery however had a decline that made its former owners finish it in 2002. Its new owners are the Commercial Engineers Claudio Soto Barría and his wife Patrizia Misseroni Raddatz.
The task was enormous to perfect it; They took a year and their cost to fix it was 500 thousand dollars (three hundred million pesos). They started in July 2002 and went live on May 8, 2004; Its official opening was in September 2004. It conserves one of the oldest waiters, Don Jose Santos, who has been on the premises for over fifty years, and Don Belisario Maturana, who has worked there since 1984. In 2006, a new store of Confectionery Towers was inaugurated in the Palacio de la Moneda Cultural Center, participating in the society, the Greek Georgios Libertatos and Antonella Misseroni Raddatz.
This place is frequently visited by authorities. It is a modern establishment, the civic heart of Santiago, a meeting point for national and foreign personalities. In December of 2009 the Torres de Isidora Goyenechea 2962 was opened, whose official inauguration was on May 27, 2010. It was then attended by Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter Kirberg, President of the World Wine Academy, Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, the mayor of Las Condes Francisco de la Maza and Father Rigoberto Ramos Bravo, SJ, rector of the San Ignacio school, who blessed the premises.
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