Our passion for cooking and desire to offer a type of arquitectural space that stands out of Medellin’s traditions pushed us to open a place to enjoy a relaxing and fun time, doing exactly what we love doing.
Our new name is Oci.Mde and we are a restaurant located only in Medellín, Colombia.
Located in the Poblado area in Medellín, our restaurant is a contemporary space specifically built from industrial and recycled materials. Wife and husband Laura Londoño and Santiago Arango -arquitect- are the creators of this cosy and welcoming place.
Based on the concept of meal sharing, the restaurant allows its clients to try different preparations, its plates, served at the center of the table, are elaborated with excellent quality products: freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean; spices from Colombia and Asia; herbs, flowers and organic ingredients, etc.
Long cooking times are one of our specialties, such as short ribs -12 hours braised- in lemon and chili caramel sauce and pork shank glazed in balsamic and orange with creamy mash potato.
Our menu changes every 5 months, only conserving the main dishes as well as the daily meals that we elaborate every week with season products. This allows our clients to try new dishes and choose from many different options everytime. Everything is prepared in our kitchen: ice creams, desserts, pickles, smoked and dehidrated products, etc. This guarantees our customers the highest quality and freshness.
Laura, our chef
Chef from the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon, Laura uses her professional experience -acquired after 8 years in Europe, Australia and Asia- to offer customers a great selection of dishes where techniques and flavors from these 3 continents meet. After finishing her internship and working in Europe in restaurants like “L’Astrance” (Paris, 3 Michelin stars), “Il Rigoletto” (Reggiolo, Italia – 2 Michelin stars); Laura traveled to Sydney with the purpose of learning new flavors and techniques from Eastern cultures. This is where she worked in various modern Asian restaurants that would profoundly mark her present style.