Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Closed door restaurants have cropped up in major cities over the recent years and Buenos Aires is one of those places where several of them can be found.  A few years back, we went to Casa Saltshaker, American Dan Perlman’s puerta cerrada (which means closed door and is what Portenos call these private dinner places). …

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When we are in Buenos Aires, my sister-in-law S who knows I love to eat, always organizes a lunch. Once, it was at the hip little Bar 6 in Palermo Viejo which has since been one of our favorites.  Another time, our visit coincided with her birthday, and she hosted a fun Mexican themed party at her …

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My Best of the Year post takes time to complete.  I go through all the meals of the past year and make a short list of the places that really impressed me with an unforgettable meal.  It doesn’t have to be a fancy restaurant, it’s all about the food and the experience. Since 2011 was …

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Artesania Argentina Arandu – Avenida Ayacucho, 1924, Recoleta (Telephone: +54 11 4800 1575) Right smack in the tony neighborhood of Recoleta, Arandu has been in business since 1987 producing high quality traditional Argentinean arts and crafts.  From belts to ponchos, alpargatas to boots and all sorts of leather goods, pewter items to silverware, carriages to saddles …

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