The driver of our yellow-and-black cab rattles through the cobbled streets of Palermo Hollywood in downtown Buenos Aires, slows to a crawl on Calle Soler and peers through his smeary windscreen, searching for No 5518. “Doesn’t look like a restaurant,” he mutters. It isn’t. It’s a puerta cerrada, one of the city’s so-called “closed-door” restaurants, a cross between a pop-up and a speakeasy, where a handful of guests gather to dine on a limited-choice menu, often in the chef’s home.
Tweet Last week, James Beard Award-winning chef Jose Garces opened Rural Society, an Argentine steakhouse at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Garces has been interested in Argentine cuisine since his stint at New York’s Bolivar—an Argentine steakhouse and Peruvian ceviche concept—in the late 1990s. “I’ve always had the urge to explore Argentine cuisine, particularly […]
Four Porteños renowned in their respective fields – art, design, food and style – present their specialist guides to the best shops in Buenos Aires. Antiques Shop in San Telmo, Buenos Aires Finding the best shops in Buenos Aires can prove a challenging process. Away from the main shopping thoroughfares, the Argentine capital’s most idiosyncratic […]
European glamour; Latin energy: Buenos Aires is as intoxicating as the country’s famous Malbec. Here’s Mr & Mrs Smith’s pick of where to stay, where to eat and what to do with your downtime in this sultry city, famed for its sensual dance moves, glamorous shops, grand boulevards, carnivorous cuisine and delicious dulce de leche, […]
The World’s 50 Best organization announced Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. Coming in at #1 was Lima’s own Astrid y Gastón, helmed by chef Gastón Acurio. #2 was Alex Atala’s D.O.M. is São Paulo (check out Eater’s preview of his new cookbook here) and #3 was Enrique Olvera’s Mexico City restaurant, Pujol. Interestingly, D.O.M. is […]
Dining in Buenos Aires offers adventurous visitors the intrigue of places that are anything but conventional. There are also bargains with the weakening Argentine peso. Floreria Atlantico, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The underground bar and restaurant is painted with sea monsters, reflecting the area’s nautical heritage. Take the puerta cerrada, or closed-door […]