BUE Updated Restaurant recommendations | Buenos Aires, Argentina | On most corners of Buenos Aires you will find a few hidden gems in terms of local cuisine, maybe not the most attractive to the eye, but trust me on this… very appealing to your palate. From my last visit to Buenos Aires, I have some interesting updates on restaurant options to try on your next time there. I went from the hip and trendy Elena Restaurant at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, to some more local and traditional options, which I think far from an exclusive gourmet experience, still reflect the soul and root of Argentinean cuisine. So my friends get ready for a mix or Porteño delights, Milanesas con Papas Fritas, Provoletas, Ensalada Rusa, Matambre, and Panqueques con Dulce de Leche, because not everything is about “Parilla” when in Buenos Aires, trust me you will love them.
Restaurant Palacio Español / Located over 9 de Julio Ave., the restaurant, on the ground floor, combines its original artistic style (bronze, marble, wood) with the most modern fittings, which makes of it one of the most important gastronomy businesses in Buenos Aires. A feast of traditional Spanish dishes and delights. www.palacioespanol.com.ar
Las Cholitas / Noise, crowded, smelly with average service… but yet great quality traditional food from all corners of Argentina. I would recommend it for a quick casual bite either for lunch or dinner. Empanadas, Supremas de Pollo and the casserole dishes are a must. Rodriguez Peña 1165, Recoleta.
Rodi Bar / Another classic of Buenos Aires, combining this time the best of Argentinean and Spanish cuisine. Unpretentious food in upscale Recoleta. Traditional restaurant with fine old-world atmosphere and extensive menu offers something for everyone. Vicente López 1900, Recoleta
Other options I didn’t have time to try, but came highly recommended by the Les Clefs d’Or Concierges at the Fours Seasons Buenos Aires, are: Nicky speakeasy – www.nicky-harrison.com, Mullu and OSAKA Puerto Madero – www.osaka.com.pe for peruvian-japanese fusion. I Latina, close doors restaurant with a Caribbean menu influenced by Colombian ingredients – www.ilatinabuenosaires.com. Weekly five Steps fixed menu. La Pecora Nera for italian cuisine with excellent risotto, stuffed pastas and meats – www.lapecoranera.com.ar. Next time in Buenos Aires, I look forward to try each of them for a better review. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Buenos Aires The Silver City | Buenos Aires, Argentina | This morning after 10 hours flight, I landed in Buenos Aires. Photo above is of the sun coming out over Buenos Aires, while landing at EZEIZA International Airport. The silhouette of the city with the Rio de la Plata behind shinning silver as the sun came out. Buenos Aires the “Silver City”. Argentina = Argentum (Ag) = Silver. The paradigm traced back to the first voyages made by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to the Río de la Plata which means “Silver River”, in the first years of the 16th century. But the sad truth is that La Plata Basin does not have any sources of silver, the only source can be found as far as I know close to Peru. Just sharing some Etymology. Anyhow, excited to spend the next two weeks here in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas. Gay Planning Mode is back and next week I am full hands on planning my 6th International Gay Wedding. All to be posted at www.carlosmeliablog.com — at Rio De La Plata.
Gay Planning mode is back, June 7th, to plan a Gay Wedding, once again, this time for a lovely couple from the Republic of Guayana. But in the meantime, as I always do, I will take sometime off to explore new and traditional options. This time I will be reviewing the following hotels and services, some of them I have tried before, but since I am taking my boyfriend, Rubin Singer, for his first visit to Buenos Aires, I want to show him the best the city has to offer: HUB Porteño Buenos Aires and their private tours “Experiences of the City”. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires and their new look after their big renovation. The iconic and traditional Alvear Palace Hotel and their brand new sister property the Alvear Art Hotel. Two days getaway to one of my favorite spots close to Buenos Aires as it is San Antonio de Areco, to show Rubin the true heritage of Gauchos and the Pampas at Estancia La Bamba de Areco and some intimate dinners at Tarquino Restaurant and ROJO Tango Show & Dinner. As usual all to be posted and featured here and at my Social Network. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Check IN | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Stunning property located over the charming Alvear Avenue in the heart of the French heritage neighborhood of Recoleta in Buenos Aires. The hotel is divided in two tower, linked by both beautiful outdoor garden and an underground path turn into an art gallery. I chose to spend my stay at the 1930’s French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and décor, where belle-époque elegance meets tech-savvy modernity and comfort, marvellously enhanced by renowned Park Hyatt service and style. Continue reading Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Check IN