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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Restaurants and Bars in Palermo Hollywood

For cocktail connoisseurs, devout foodies and remote workers looking for cozy cafes, Fierro Hotel’s Palermo Hollywood location couldn’t be more ideal. With around 130 restaurants in the vicinity (according to TripAdvisor), travelers choosing to stay in Fierro Hotel will be spoilt for choice when it comes to gourmet dining options, creatively mixed drinks, and well-sourced coffee.  

The hub of Buenos Aires’ booming, diverse, and inventive restaurant and bar scene, you may find that Palermo Hollywood offers almost too much choice. To make the decision a little easier, we’ll be sharing with you a few of our favorite spots in the barrio.

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La Mar Cebichería

Part of Gastón Acurio’s stellar international envoy of Peruvian restaurants that take in Miami, Sao Paulo, and Lima, La Mar Cebichería is undoubtedly one of the best in Buenos Aires. Serving up ceviche with a bite, the lime and chili flavored tiger’s milk is some of the punchiest you’ll taste outside of Peru. Accompanied by piscos with a definite kick, any of their causas rellenas are worth a try too.

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Aldo’s

With a couple of bases across the city, Aldo’s is a hot choice for oenophiles looking for a lengthy wine list along with a sophisticated bistro style food menu. With impressive floor to ceiling shelves of wine, there’s plenty of bottles to choose from. However, with friendly staff who are more than happy to make suggestions, you’ll find your ideal wine match in no time. As an added bonus, if you have any leftover wine after the meal, they are happy to wrap it and send it home with you.

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The Argentine Experience

If you’re looking to meet other travelers, learn about the country’s distinct cuisine and rituals, head to The Argentine Experience for a dinner party style evening. Offering guests a three-course wine paired menu, diners sample modern recreations of meaty cuisine (vegetarians are well looked after too) as well as a diverse selection of regional wine. Interactive too, guests make empanadas and can opt for the additional cocktail hour and learn how to shake up a few drinks. 

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Tegui

Covered in street art at the front, you’d be forgiven for not giving more than a passing glance at the front of Tegui. Upon entering the discreet door though, diners are greeted with a sleek and elongated dining hall. Argentine chef Germán Martitegui serves up refined Mediterranean fare while balancing his other job cohosting Argentine MasterChef. Highlights include the grilled oysters served with strawberries and seaweed. 

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El Perón Perón

Restaurant El Perón Perón is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed. Paying homage to the divisive Perón leadership, the place feels more like a shrine than a restaurant. Stuffed full of memorabilia, photographs, and notes of gratitude, you’ll certainly feel the level of support and popularity the Peróns held. A popular meeting point for supporters of peronismo, you may even hear the regimental march halfway through the evening. Serving classic Argentine food, drinks are strong and pack a punch. 

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Uptown

One of the most talked about bars to open in Buenos Aires in the past few years, bypassing the picky bouncers and gaining access to Uptown is a pretty coveted feat. Based on the gritty New York subway, visitors enter via a metro station and train car before heading  into the subterranean cavernous bar. Well attended by a team of highly skilled bartenders, drink making comes with an almost theatrical approach. Often hosting invited DJs, Uptown is the place to start your night.

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Frank’s

Once a secret speakeasy, Frank’s has climbed its way up onto rankings of the World’s best bars. Now, practically on everyone’s radar, it’s definitely not unknown anymore, but it’s still an experience not to be missed. With password only access, a riddle or a clue is posted on their Facebook. Only granted entrance with the correct answer, visitors have to then speak the password through a red telephone. If you make it to this stage, a 1920s themed interior and some of Buenos Aires’ most refined cocktails await.

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Vico Wine Bar

A wine lover’s dream, the second location of Vico is a one-stop shop for those looking to taste a range of lesser-known boutique Argentine wines. The wine bar which is one of the chicest around, houses over 170 different variations in electronic temperature-controlled cabinets.  Slightly futuristic in nature, guests are given a glass upon arrival as well as a charged card.  Visitors are then free to wander at their own pace and select what they want to try from each cabinet, using the card to pay for each glass. Choosing between a sample or a generous glass full, it’s a great way of trying a huge selection of wines.

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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.

 

5 Speakeasies in Buenos Aires

Outside of the U.S and Europe, Buenos Aires might just be the capital for speakeasies. Full to the brim of fabulous cocktail bars, they’re often exclusive and are perfect for a more special evening. Known for playing host to the city’s most talented bartenders, and serving up the most creatively mixed cocktails, these watering holes are sure to wow even the most discerning guests. A well-known city of the night, Buenos could offer you a lifetime of exploring hidden gems and trying tantalising tragos, but we know you’re short on time so we’ve chosen a selection of the unmissable one.

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Set in an old mansion located on the border of Recoleta and Palermo, you could be forgiven for thinking that a lucky someone still lives here. With no outdoor sign or obvious indication that the place is actually a cocktail bar, it’s up to you to trust the address and ring the bell. Inside the decor is grand and speaks of a golden age gone by, think velvet futons, throne-like seats, and gothic style candle lighting. Combining the old with the innovative – expect to see an excellent selection of spirits as well as quirky reinventions. Adventurous drinkers should look out for creative cocktail ingredients like blue cheese, pollen, and eucalyptus bitter on the list.

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Curiously themed around legendary British monarch, Queen Victoria and her late supposed affair with her servant James Brown, by day the space is a cafe offering a delicious array of cakes. Come sundown though, a bouncer emerges and the back part is transformed into one of the most well-stocked cocktail bars in the city. Displaying an array of colorful concoctions in each cabinet, you’ll be hard pushed to make a decision and will want to try a bit of everything. Restyling classic cocktails, expect to find alternative reworks of negronis, caipirinhas, and martinis.

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Uptown

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Take a trip to the New York Subway and forget you’re in Buenos Aires at all. One of the more difficult bars in Buenos Aires to gain access to, make sure you’re dressed in your glad rags and look the part to fit in with some of the city’s most glam and trendy bar-goers. If you make it past the style conscious bouncers, you’ll find yourself in what looks like an old subway car before the doors open and you can walk into the bar itself. If it’s not just cocktails you’re after, make sure to check out their extensive sushi menu too.

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La Calle

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Located behind legendary pizzeria, La Guitarrita, La Calle bar has made a name for itself in its own right. Best to head to this one a little later in the evening, catch the DJ in the converted VW camper van decks who’ll no doubt be playing a variety of house and electronic tunes, La Calle attracts a young hip crowd who will no doubt start dancing once it’s well past midnight. Serving up an eclectic list of specialist house cocktails, one of their iconic classics includes one served up in a mate gourd. La Calle is the speakeasy to go to if you don’t fancy finding out complicated passwords or dressing too glam.

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La Pasionaria

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So not just strictly speaking a cocktail bar but a closed door eating experience too, La Pasionaria is as sophisticated a drinking spot as it gets. Located in a chic and stylish antique shop, by night the Palermo venue transforms into a live music performance space serving up gourmet food, complete with delectable cocktails. All seated around a communal dinner table, expect diners to be a varied bunch and for conversation to be a big part of the experience too. Well stocked with eclectic collectible items, you may just end up getting serious house envy or even walk away with a stash of new purchases ready to kit out your apartment with.

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Cava Uco Opens Next Door to Fierro Hotel

Thinking of heading to Buenos Aires? Are you a wine lover? We have just the place for you… New kid on the wine block, Cava UCO, our recently opened wine tasting space and shop located next door to the Fierro hotel is offering every guest at the hotel a complimentary wine tasting. Designed for both seasoned wine lovers and tasting novices, each personal session consists of a sample of at least one sparkling, a white and red wine. We like to make each tasting bespoke so if visitors are keen to explore a particular bodega or type of wine, requests are more than welcome.

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We all know we like Malbec (particularly Argentine) but there’s so much more to the Argentine world of wine that’s begging to be discovered. It can become far too easy to order that favorite, but safe glass of Malbec with your steak and never try anything else. You may not even know what you’re missing out on. That’s why Cava UCO is here to broaden your wine horizons and let you in on some of the bodegas’ best-kept secrets.

uco-bottlesManuel one of our three sommeliers explains that the idea is to show visitors, the variety on offer from all regions all over the country, and try something a little out of the ordinary. Individually chosen from independent wine bodegas from less obvious wine regions like Patagonia, Cafayate and even the province of Buenos Aires, you can forget about tasting an obvious Malbec. This is about being a little more adventurous and discovering a wine you may not have thought of otherwise. Homemade tapas from the UCO restaurant including bruschetta served with a specially selected Zuccardi olive oil from Mendoza will also be on hand to stop any tasters from feeling too tipsy.

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Around 45 minutes in length, with a maximum number of around 10 people, tastings are relaxed but also informative. Expect to get a good grounding in what makes Argentine wine unique and more to the point how the wine varies from province to province. With an included voucher worth AR $200 to spend on any wine of your choice, you’ll likely come away with a new favorite wine and perhaps a few bottles too.

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Although free for Fierro Hotel guests, members of the public can easily reserve via email restaurant@fierrohotel.com or in person at the shop (Soler 5858). The price is AR $500 per person with an included wine voucher redeemable to the value of AR $200. Feel free to pop into the shop any time from now and check out our vast selection of wines and temperature controlled wine cellar. Cava Uco is open from midday until 8PM, Tuesday through to Sunday. Follow us on Facebook for wine-related updates

St. Patrick’s Day

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At Fierro Hotel and UCO Restaurant we would like to wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day and invite you to stop by to try our special Irish breakfast which we serve piping hot every day!

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Fierro Hotel y UCO Restaurant le desean un feliz día de San Patricio, no se pierda de probar nuestro especial desayuno irlandés. 

Soler 5862, Palermo

Tel: 011 3220-6820