Celebrate Valentine’s Day at UCO Restaurant.

Known as Día de San Valentín, in Buenos Aires loved up couples as well as a few Tinder dates, will be flocking to the city’s streets and looking to enjoy the most romantic, or commercial night of the year – depending on how you look at it.

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Not as widespread as festivities over in Europe or the U.S, our top pick is to spend an evening with us at UCO, sampling delicacies from our four course, wine paired menu. Away from the chaos of Palermo’s packed streets, you can expect to spend a sophisticated and tasteful evening with us in the comfort of our cozy restaurant.

Paired with an exclusive selection of Bodega El Esteco wines, chosen from their Cafayate based vineyards, our head chef, Francisco García, has been hard at work crafting a four-step menu to leave your date in awe of its culinary delights, and hopefully of you too.

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Beginning with refreshing langoustine carpaccio served with mango, avocado, and a yellow garlic sauce, say cheers and kick off your celebrations with a glass of white sparkling wine.

Moving on to a light but flavorful combination, starry-eyed diners will be able to sample a combination of burrata cheese, figs, and hazelnuts, married with a 2017 Blanc de Noir.

Leading on to a meaty main, we’ll be serving up a classic cut of entraña with a difference. Along with a potato gratin and roasted peppers, lovebirds will be sipping on an Old Vines 2018 Malbec.

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Followed by a pallet cleansing melon granita, for our pièce de résistance, guests will be able to dig into a pistachio dacquoise, served alongside a peach mousse and a scoop of Madagascan vanilla ice-cream. Topped off with a glass of 2017 Cosecha Tardía Torrontés, it’ll be a fitting end to a gourmet evening.

For foodies and wine-lovers looking to impress their date, please contact us via +5411 3220 6820 or write to us at restaurant@fierrohotel.com To allow plenty of time to savor and truly enjoy our Valentine’s Day menu, we suggest a reservation between the hours of 8 PM and 9 PM.

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Christmas and New Year at UCO Restaurant

With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, if you are planning to be in Buenos Aires for either of the important dates, now’s the time to make festive plans!

While lots of the city’s restaurants and bars will be taking a well-deserved break over Christmas and New Year, Fierro Hotel’s in-house restaurant UCO will be laying on a special festive menu for both Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) and New Year’s Eve.

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If you’re new to Christmas celebrations in Argentina, it may come as a surprise that the main celebration takes place on the 24th and not the 25th. A family orientated affair, many people will opt to travel out of the city for both dates and spend time with relatives outside the city limits in the province and beyond.

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Eating a huge meal at around midnight, presents are then torn open and celebrations then last right into the early hours of the morning. As you can imagine, December 25th is far more relaxed and usually involves eating leftovers and perhaps some sunbathing too.

The norm for New Year’s Eve is to have a big dinner with friends and family late at night (around 11 PM) followed by the popping of champagne at midnight. Friends will then get together and head out to party at around 3 AM often until late morning!

Offering one of the best alternatives to spending time with extended family and friends, here at UCO, we’ve come up with an exciting menu to enjoy among whoever you choose!

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If you’d like to stop by for dinner on Christmas Eve or on New Year’s Eve our wine paired menu will include the following courses:

Salmon, beetroot, green leaves, sprouts

Burrata cheese, figs with an emulsion dressing

Patagonian lamb slow-cooked for 18 hours served with asparagus, and portobello mushrooms

Chocolate, pistachio, hazelnuts, and red fruits

The price is USD 125 per person and includes our sommelier-selected wine pairings, mineral water, and a coffee.

If you’d like to celebrate the holidays or beginning of 2019 pop in for Christmas Lunch or New Year’s Day Lunch and enjoy this three-course menu:

Tiradito style white fish, avocado and maize

Turkey, baby potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms

Carrot cake with cheese ice-cream

The price is 50 USD  per person and includes a bottle of wine (red or white) per three diners, mineral water, and coffee

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Our Christmas Day Dinner and New Year’s Day Dinner will include a four-course wine paired menu of:

Beef carpaccio, capers, and rocket

Langoustines, papas rosti, served with bisque

Turkey, plums, beetroot, maize

Chocolate truffles, cherries, and dried fruits

The price per person is 70 USD and includes our sommelier-selected wine pairings, mineral water, and coffee.

If you’d like to reserve a table, or would like to know a little more, phone +54 11 3220 6820 or email restaurant@fierrohotel.com

Spring is Here! New Menu at UCO Restaurant Arrives

As Buenos Aires bursts into shades of purple and pink, we’re quickly reminded why Spring is by far our favourite season at Fierro Hotel. Sunny afternoons and balmy evenings mean it’s the perfect season to be outdoors in Buenos Aires enjoying yourself – preferably with a cocktail or wine glass in hand. 

At UCO, Fierro Hotel’s in-house restaurant, we’ve created a brand new Spring menu to get you in the mood for Buenos Aires’ most picturesque season.

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To be enjoyed inside or in the green surroundings of our newly refurbished garden patio, if you arrive here between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, you’ll have the bonus of being in time for our new happy hour. With a hugely extensive wine menu covering all regions of Argentina (not just your average Malbec) and a few of our latest cocktail concoctions, there’s likely a tipple for every taste.

We like to make sure our menus are always seasonal and incorporate locally produced food, with this in mind, our head chef, Francisco García, has been busy at work coming up with plenty of new culinary creations ready for you to sample. Highlights include our new spicy Peruvian style rice, made up of yellow hot pepper, coriander, lemon, white fish and prawns, it’ll certainly pack a punch for lovers of spice.

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With a few new editions to our mains menu, perfect for sharing among friends is our T-Bone beef, served with potatoes, and roasted vegetables, weighing in at one kilo it’s an impressive dish to behold!

For self-confessed red meat lovers, there’s also our Patagonian lamb shoulder to try – cooked for 18 hours and served with baked humita, seasonal vegetables and a flavourful jus, the slow cooking time makes the meat irresistibly succulent.

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If you’re looking for something a little more vegetarian-friendly why not try our latest pasta creation. Made up of burrata cheese, smoked aubergine, roasted tomato, pistachio, and a sprinkling of black olive dust, the filling comes wrapped in a tortellini pasta shell – believe us when we say you’ll be back for more!

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Closing the three-course meal with a bang is our decadent dessert, the Alfa Centauri choco-galaxy. Consisting of hazelnut ice cream, pistachio fudge, and an eclair served with a berry and Cinzano granite, it’s truly out of this world.

For those who fancy something a little lighter, but nevertheless packed full of flavour, give our take on a Galub Jamun a try.  Made up of an Indian style sponge, homemade greek yoghurt, a confit of pear and spiced tea ice cream, the aromatic dessert is not to be missed.

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Don’t forget to take a look inside our next door wineshop and tasting space Cava UCO. With plenty of different labels to choose from, feel free to pop in for a tasting or perhaps to purchase what you most enjoyed drinking with your dinner. All guests who stay with us in the adjacent Fierro Hotel will receive a complimentary tasting.

 

Things to Do in Buenos Aires in August 2018

Independent Tango Festival FACAFF (3 – 31st) will be taking over the legendary Almagro milonga, CAFF (Sanchez de Bustamante 772). With 60 tango artists, both musicians and dancers, taking part in the 21 day festival, it’s unmissable for both seasoned tango fans and total newbies alike. Day tickets are priced at AR $100, making it an absolute steal to see some world class tango. The full program can be viewed here.

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Centro Cultural San Martín (Sarmiento 1551)  is well known for its high profile selection of jazz artists who come to perform every Tuesday. This August is no different, with performances by Argentine composer and double bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz Cuarteto (August 14th)  as well as singer Ludmila Fernández (August 14th), a full program of talented jazz artists are expected to take to the stage. Even better, entrance is free! See the full schedule here.

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Art

El Mundo Entero es un Bauhaus is the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo’s latest exhibition exploring the short life (14 years) of the controversial and avant-garde art school as well as the lasting impact the foundation has had on worldwide design. Consisting of photographs, documents and some of the objects themselves it’s not one to miss. Set in one of Buenos Aires’ most beautiful and historic museums, the interior alone warrants a visit. Entrance is free.

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Malba is currently showing a monumental retrospective detailing the works of legendary north American artists Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. Famed for their controversial use of appropriation, whichever side of the debate you side with, their work is considered to be pillars of North American modern art and should be seen in the flesh. Entrance is AR $140.

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The exciting reopening of a brand new MAMBA museum (Av. San Juan350), is marked by a new exhibition examining the links between U.S, European art, and Latin American art between the years of 1955 and 1986. With much of the collection on loan from the MMK museum in Frankfurt, it’s a chance to see how each region’s art world has at times run in parallel or merged with one another. Entrance is AR $30. 

 

 

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Also be sure to check out Cava Uco, our new wine tasting space and shop next door to Fierro Hotel. Hotel guests receive one complimentary wine tasting!

Buenos Aires Agenda: March/Marzo 2018

EVENTS/ EVENTOS

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BUENOS AIRES FASHION WEEK will be taking place from the 1st to the 9th of March and showing all the new fall-winter 2018 trends!

BAF WEEK se lleva a cabo la primera semana de marzo, del 1 al 9, con todas las tendencias que se vienen esta temporada de otoño-invierno 2018!

The COLÓN THEATRE kicks off with its 2018 program of operas, orchestras, experimental acts and ballet. Book tickets to any of the theatre’s shows here. 

El TEATRO COLÓN inaugura su programa de óperas, orquestas, funciones experimentales y ballet para el 2018. Las entradas se pueden adquirir aquí. 

The LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL will be taking place from the 16th to the 18th of March with a line up that includes Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana del Rey, amongst others. Find all of the upcoming rock concerts here.

FESTIVAL LOLLAPALOOZA del 16 al 18 de marzo se lleva a cabo el festival Lollapalooza en el que se presentan Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, y Lana del Rey entre otros. Puede encontrar una programación completa de recitales y música en vivo aquí.

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Special UCO Happy Hour Promo for InsideBA readers: Throughout March you can stop by our happy hour from 5.30-7.30pm and enjoy 2 cocktails for $180. As a gift to our readers we will be serving a complimentary empanada tapa. You will need to tell the waiter that you are a blog reader and answer the following question: what is the typical corn and bechamel empanada called? (You can find the answer here). 
 
Promo Happy Hour UCO- promo especial para lectores de insideBA: Todos los días de 17.30-19.30pm los invitamos al Happy Hour de UCO, donde pueden disfrutar de 2 tragos x $180. Durante el mes de marzo los lectores de insideBA además recibirán unas empanaditas de muzzarella, albahaca y tomates secos de cortesía. Para hacerlo, deberán decirle al camarero que son lectores del blog y responder la siguiente pregunta: ¿Qué nombre tienen las empanadas rellenas de choclo y salsa blanca? (Respuesta aquí). 

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The MALBA inaugurates an photography exhibit on the 8th of March on the topic of peronism as seen through the lens of artist Sara Facio. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El MALBA inaugura el 8 de marzo una muestra de fotografía que retrata el peronismo a través del lente de la artista Sara Facio. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Until April, the MNBA fine arts museum is spotlighting women artists in a special exhibit dedicated to them and also renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Hasta Abril, el MNBA pone a las artistas mujeres en foco con una muestra especial dedicada a ellas, y también continúa con la exposición del reconocido escultor, Auguste Rodin. 

FUNDACIÓN PROA is showcasing a special exhibit of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s work until April.

FUNDACIÓN PROA tiene exhibición una muestra especial que finaliza en abril de la obra del artista chino Ai Wei Wei. 

 

Año Nuevo en Buenos Aires 2017-18

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Con Papá Noel ya camino al Polo Norte,  hay que empezar a organizar los festejos para despedir al 2017 y darle la bienvenida al 2018.

En Fierro  ofrecemos la opción de celebrar con una cena especial de Año Nuevo en UCO restaurante en la que brindamos un menú degustación con maridaje de vinos argentinos. Además, cuando el clima acompaña, el jardín es ideal para celebrar eventos festivos. Recomendamos reservar con anticipación. Soler 5862, Palermo. Tel:  011 3220-6820

Sugerimos a aquellos huéspedes que no se queden a celebrar la Año Nuevo en UCO que se aseguren de reservar con anticipación y de organizar el transporte de antemano. El 31 a la noche suele haber muy poco transporte, y por eso recomendamos que busquen opciones cerca del hotel, o que coordinen con tiempo y estén preparados a pagar tarifas más altas.

El 31 por supuesto vamos a estar ofreciendo nuestro desayuno especial de Año Nuevo. Como es feriado nacional, la mayoría de los locales estarán cerrados, pero si sale el sol y no hace demasiado calor, es un buen momento para ir a conocer los hermosos parques de la ciudad. Y si las temperaturas son muy altas, siempre existe la opción de disfrutar un coctel y refrescarse en la piscina del hotel.

Para quienes quieran bailar toda la noche, recomendamos mirar las sugerencias de la agenda www.vuenosairez.com para conocer las fiestas que se llevarán a cabo en la ciudad. Sino, siempre pueden consultar con el Front Desk de Fierro donde sabrán darle orientación para recibir el 2018 de la mejor manera posible.

 

New Year in Buenos Aires 2017-18

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With Santa back in the North Pole it’s time now to bid the old farewell and welcome in the new. 2018 is just around the block and if you’re in Buenos Aires for the festivity best to start planning now.

At Fierro we offer a special UCO celebration with a unique tasting menu paired with some top of the line Argentine wines. All in all,  a great way to get to know our cuisine and to enjoy the holiday cheer! Additionally, when the weather is nice, the lovely garden is ideal to celebrate special occasions.Make sure to book your place in advance! Soler 5862, Palermo. Tel:  011 3220-6820

If you are not staying in the hotel for New Year, keep in mind that transport options are very limited on the 31st at night. We suggest that you plan something within walking distance to the hotel. Otherwise, make sure to make transport arrangements in advance and be ready to pay high rates. Also, make sure to make all reservations with time to ensure that you get a table!

On the 1st, we will be serving our special New Year breakfast. As it is a national holiday, most things will be closed, however if the sun is up and the temperature is nice, strolling some of the beautiful Palermo parks is a great option. If it’s hot, you can always cool off at the rooftop pool!

Most importantly, you probably want to know where the best New Year party will be. We suggest you take a look and pick from this list here. Otherwise, ask our friendly front desk staff and they will direct you to the perfect spot to greet 2018!