Three weeks in Buenos Aires - It's all about the food!
I'll be spending three weeks around BA later this month, and am looking for some dining recommendations. This will be my third time there, the last being two years ago. In no order and totally off the top of my head, I've hit some of the following:
647 Supper Club
Gran Bar Danzon
On a side note, any bars to check out that are promising? My favorites from the past include Munzo Bizarro, 878, and Millon if that gives any idea towards my slants.
Anything new and worthwhile would be much appreciated, though I'd love to hit some of the above (all of the above?) again.
Thanks in advance-
I like it too. I was shooting for new places, hence the post. But, here goes a warning for folks coming to BA. I *really* did not like La Vineria de Gualterio Bolivar in San Telmo. A quick overview: 16 courses, molecular gastronamy, chef driven. Seemed right up my alley.
Definitely the most expensive restaurant we ate at in Buenos Aires (Over 1000 pesos for two people), the 16 steps were a major letdown. I've eaten at quite a few of the great restaurants around the world, and while the chef has his techniques down, the end result missed the most important mark: the food didn't taste good. Sure, turning a scallop into a powder is interesting, but the end result was puzzling: scallops are rare enough in this country. To cook one correctly is akin to alchemy here.
To their credit, the service was polished (at least our main waiter), but the wine pairing excessively expensive (400 pesos for two), and the interior decor was uninspired. If I had to do it again, I would have ordered bottles (unfortunately, they didn't even have a wine list, so that's what steered us to the pairing). The wine pours were tiny.
The week before, we had a similar tasting menu (Hernan Gioppini) with wine. Half the price, equally good service, a better wine pairing, more polished atmosphere and much better execution all around. Plus at the end of the meal, my wife and I talked about going back. Neither of us want to ever go back to La Vineria.
As a quick overview, out favorites this trip turned out to be Hernan Giopinni, Azema (spectacular good and spicy, which is a rarity in BA), Sarkis, and Sudestada.
Sorry, I didn't see your message before. I guess you've already been & gone. :)
I also didn't like La Vineria. Well, 6 of us didn't like it. It was just not that good and thus way over priced for what it is.
I haven't been to Hernan Giopinni nor Azema. But I look forward to trying them.