Travels with a Gourmet

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

On our last morning, we finally walked further up the road to try out a place that had been recommended to us when we first arrived.  Farinelli is a modern cafe that opened recently and has, since then, been the neighborhood hangout for Palermo Chico’s stylish residents. Walk quickly and you’ll miss it as its’ a …

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In a city where fusion is unusual and grilled meats are eaten plain, it was refreshing to try a different kind of restaurant.  Bengal has been open for a few years now and has been successfully serving a menu of both Italian and Indian specialties.  It sounds strange but the combination works as those not willing …

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For every new favorite, there is a classic counterpart.  Munich is the kind of place that hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1956 and continues to serve the same home-style local fare.  Its’ prime location alongside that other Recoleta institution La Biela (the traditional cafe to go to pre-or-post cemetery visit) makes it perfect for first-timers …

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Scenes from Fervor, clockwise from top left: cutlery chandelier, the bar, signage, red menu. Being back in Buenos Aires is like being back home (my second home, that is) and is always a pleasure to visit even for just a week.  On this trip, we had our first Sunday lunch at our all-time favorite parrilla …

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The main reason for our surprise visit to Buenos Aires was my mother in-law’s 75th birthday which we celebrated at the Park Hyatt’s Restaurant Duhau. Family members and close friends were invited to an al fresco lunch starting off with some champagne and canapés at the Palacio Duhau’s aptly-named Crystal Room where impressive crystal chandeliers …

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