MALBEC House Tango, Wine Bar & Restaurant | New York, United States | MALBEC, Tango and Argentina finally, have found their own space in the Big Apple over Lafayette Street. Soft opening, only 10 days ago, this multi-space located door to door to iconic Indochine in No-Ho, integrates in perfect balance an Argentinean Wine Bar, International Restaurant and the only Tango Show, Buenos Aires and Porteño style in New York city. Last night I came to learn more about their offer and I was immediately transported back to Buenos Aires as I walked through their doors. Not another Argentinean restaurant, here you wont find a classic “parrilla”, since the stars at MALBEC House are the extensive list of premium Argentinean wines and the fantastic Tango show they play 6 days a week, featuring a wonderful live band and four couples, to entertain you for an hour with sounds, moves and images of Buenos Aires.
My advice for a perfect experience would be, same as I did: 06.30PM dinner at MALBEC House located on the the ground floor level. Here you will have a taste of international cuisine with some classic Argentinean dishes like Empanadas, Humitas or Veal Chop “a la Milanesa”, paired to perfection by their Sommelier, imported same as the wines, all the way from Argentina. Once again, the star at MALBEC House, as the name makes reference, is the wine. Therefore expect a simple but tasteful and colorful menu. My choices for the night were: Buffalo Mozzarella Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes and Lobster (USD 20) + Artichoke Canneloni with Lemon Sauce (USD 22) and a deconstructed sample of Alfajor de Dulce de Leche. Not just another Argentinean restaurant .
Approximately at 8PM come down to the lower level, to TANGO House, to enjoy a cocktail or remain on the path to great premium Argentinean wines, as you transition to the back door speakeasy cabaret, with graffiti walls and curtained VIP balconies, where you will be delighted, by recently imported dancers and band, with a uniquely curated Argentinean Tango Show. I am personally quite familiar with Tango shows and performance, and I must say I was quite surprised by the level and performance of the dancers and live band. My favorite moments were Oblivion by Piazzolla, danced by a Russian couple – just perfection, and the sounds of the bandoneón, played graciously by a young sweat girl with quite an interesting story behind. See two short videos I did last night during the live performance VIDEO 01 and VIDEO 02.
Indeed a different night out in Manhattan, maybe the preface to your next trip to Argentina, an intimate romantic night, a gathering with friends and family, or like I do… a place to come and feel at home “Mi Buenos Aires Querido” while away from home in the Big Apple. For more information www.malbechouse.com . CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
My Chronicles of Buenos Aires at 429 Magazines | 429 MAGAZINE | Hi there my dear followers, my weekly column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429 Magazine at dot429 is OUT and Online. This week on my chronicles of Buenos Aires. Check it out. Till next week in full luxury. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Tango Porteño Dinner Show Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | The former Cine Metro, was originally the Metro-Goldwing-Mayer MGM owned movie theater in Buenos Aires, which became famous for being the first of its kind in Argentina to have female-only hosts. Today this luxurious setting embodiment of refined ambience stages this great example of Argentinean passion for the golden ages of Buenos Aires, Tango Porteño Dinner Show. Travel in time to the age of the forties, which is unquestionably known as the reign of the tango. Continue reading Tango Porteño Dinner Show Buenos Aires
GPS Carlos Melia at Tango Porteño Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Just a little present for you all from Tango Porteño Buenos Aires, Argentina . Now too tired but tomorrow full review. And I would like to share this phrase by Tita Merello in Arravalera … ” Si me gano el morfi diario, que me importa el diccionario ni el que hablar con distincion, tengo sello de noblesa, soy Porteño de una pieza, tengo voz de badoneon…” Good Night from Buenos Aires everyone. CM
GPS Carlos Melia in Buenos Aires Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Well my friends and followers, the family holidays are almost over, we only have the excuse of celebrating the arrival of the Magi, but after that its finito… and though still remaining in Buenos Aires for another week and something, it is time to get back to work, and I cannot wait for it. From tomorrow on, I will be staying, researching and reviewing the following great services in Buenos Aires and suburbs: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Serena Hotel Buenos Aires and Algodon Mansion by Relais & Chateux. Chez Nous Restaurant, Tango Porteño Dinner/Show and Estancia Villa Maria, yes yes yes… the same where Michael Buble got married. Cheers and stay tuned. CM
IGLTA’s Consumer Trade Show Fort Lauderdale | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | So YES once again we made it and was AMAZING to see all the local Gay crowd of Wilton Manors and Ft. Lauderdale and the IGLTA’s Consumer Trade show that took place yesterday afternoon at the Wilton Manor City Hall. There I had my own booth representingCM by Carlos Meliaand four of my sponsors. The show was very well attended, from 6 to 10PM and we had the closing Concert in the Park with Kristine W. I want to THANK my Sponsors SAX Chicago A Thompson Hotel, Design Suites Hotels (Buenos Aires, San Carlos de Bariloche, Salta and El Calafate), Tango Porteño Show and Dinner and specially to Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach (picture above with Jorge Collazo, Directors of Sales and Markering) Margarita Balaguer, Sales Manage at Sol Melia Group representing ME by Melia Hotels, one of the official sponsors of CarlosMeliaBlog.com.
IMPORTANT!!!! And now as promised, for the WINNER of the PRIZE (03 nights at the Design Suites Hotel Buenos Aires + Tango Show and Dinner for 02 at Tango Porteño + 02 nights at the Design Suites Hotel Salta). The lucky winner is: JIMMY KUN from Miami. You will receive an email from me with further instructions on how to collect you prize. Congratulations. !!! CM