Top 5 Pan Dulces in the City

(Photo by Frabisa)

Amongst the glories of Argentine Christmas are the panettone in the city bakeries. Know to locals as pan dulce, this bakery specialty are a must on every Argie Christmas table.  Our favorites are from:

Abadía Santa Escolastica: The Benedictine nuns specialize in all things sweet for Christmas and they make fantastic turrones, fruitcakes, chocolate covered dried fruits, alfajores and of course, one of the most respected pan dulces in town.  They offer different varieties including chocolate coated and ice cream stuffed panettone; all worthwhile Christmas indulgences. Libertad 1240, Ground floor, store 19, Recoleta.

El Progreso: This traditional bakery is almost a hundred years old and is one of the city’s hottest pan dulce dealers. They are so popular in fact that they often run out of the seasonal delicacy, so better head there quickly, or otherwise stop by to try some of their other pastries.  Av. Santa Fe 2820, Recoleta.

Nucha:  A more modern option is this popular bakery with stores all around town. They offer both the Italian inspired panettone, which is flatter, and their version of  pan dulce, which is fluffier and higher.  Find a list of all their stores here.

Sugar&Spice: The great thing about Sugar&Spice is not only that their products are fantastic but that they are just a few blocks away from the hotel. Check out their cookies at the Fierro minibars and then stop for some more and one of the best pan dulces or German stollens in town at their nearby store. Guatemala 5419, Palermo.

Patisserie Française: This Palermo centered patisserie offers a great variety of French inspired pastries and for Christmas they make an excellent panettone, which granted is not French in origin, but is delicious just the same. Malabia 2355, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(MALBA by lili.chin)

Start the week by visiting the new exhibit on contemporary Argentine Art at the Museum of Latin American Modern Art (MALBA) in Recoleta.

In the evening head to Club Serverino for their cool beats night party where you can kick the week off with a party, Buenos Aires style. (Take cabs for safety.)

 

MALBA

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta

4808-6500

 

Club Severino

Hipolito Yrigoyen 851, San Nicolas

11pm. (Take a cab to and from here)

 

Tuesday

(Cafe de Los Angelitos by chinota)

 

The Isaac Fernandez Blanco Museum of Hispanic Art is exhibiting photographs of Brazil by Marc Ferrez. Both the museum and the exhibit are well worth the visit.

In the evening head to the beautiful traditional cafe Los Angelitos for dinner and a tango show. (Take cabs for safety).

 

Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco

Suipacha 1422, Downtown

4327- 0228

Open Tue-Sun 2pm-7pm

 

Los Angelitos

Av. Rivadavia 2100, Abasto

4314-1121

Wednesday

(Wine by dhammza)

 

If you don’t have time to go to Mendoza to check out the wineries and the wine, then we suggest a wine tour in Buenos Aires with Anuva.  Book your tour online here.

Afterwards head to Trastevere Trattoria, an art gallery/Italian restaurant which will be serving lemonade and teaching bread making from 6-8pm Later, stay for some pasta.

 

Trastevere Trattoria

Costa Rica 5595, Palermo

47709452

 

Thursday

(Templo Libertad by puroticorico)

 

Visit the Jewish museum next to the stunning Templo Libertad in the downtown area. The museum offers English and Spanish tours and shows the integration of Judaism into the Argentine society.

Later on head to the close by Colon Theatre to listen to their in-house orchestra at 8.30pm

 

Jewish Museum

Libertad 769, Downtown

4372-2474

 

Colon Theatre

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

 

Friday

 

(Buenos Aires bakery by xiaozhuli)

 

Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Tersita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4 course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresitas culinary tour here.

In the evening the Fuerza Bruta group are staging a stunning visual acrobatic show at the Luna Park.

 

Fuerza Bruta at Luna Park

Av. Madero 420, downtown.

5279-5279

 

Saturday and Sunday

 

Have a very late Saturday brunch at POPA.  La Madrid 822, La Boca, from 2-8pm

Festival Cuidad Emergente, displaying emerging art and cultural expressions of the city will be on from the 16th-20th of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.  Junin 1930, Recoleta.