Buenos Aires Valentine Day Options to Indulge your Senses

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Tuesday and Buenos Aires is the perfect city for romance! Below, our suggestions for you to splurge, delight in and explore with your lover, or to spark up a conversation with someone new.

Sight

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PH: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina

For an alternative Valentine’s date, take a Foto Ruta Photography Tour and discover the city together while capturing snapshots on the way!

If you’re into art, or even if you’re not, stop by the MNBA (National Fine Arts Museum) in the French Style Recoleta neighborhood and find as many love stories as you can in the artworks. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta

Sound

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PH: Kevin Dooley

For those that don’t feel like slow dancing but feel like dancing anyway, don’t miss the La Grande orchestra that kicks off its 2017  repertoire this Tuesday alongside Villa Diamante at 8pm. Santos 4040, Villa Crespo 

Those who want to jazz up the evening can stop by Bebop Club in San Telmo which will be hosting a Woody Allen jazz night from 9pm onwards. Moreno 364, San Telmo. 

Smell

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PH: Philip Edmondson

To indulge in the sense of smell, stop by Fueguia, a unique perfume lab where you can sample unique scents and maybe pick out a perfume for your beloved. Av. Alvear 1680, Recoleta. 

Wine is both an indulgence for the nose and for the palate, plus it’s a great for a date. Stop by the Gran Bar Danzón wine bar, or head to Bar du Marché‘s new venue in Nicaragua 6002 in Palermo which will open on Monday the 13th. Otherwise, ask one of the UCO som’s to guide you through the restaurant’s great wine list!

Taste

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At UCO you can also pamper your significant other with a special Valentine’s Tasting Menu which is bound to be better than love itself. Book in advance! Soler 5862, Palermo

You can also kill two birds with one stone at Florería Atlántico which is both a flower shop and a great dining spot! Arroyo 972, Retiro

Touch

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If you want to get away for the day, head to the Delta Eco Spa in Tigre where you can explore a unique location plus get a massage. Río Carapachay 605, Tigre

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the obelisk, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.  Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Head to La Boca and stop by Fundación PROA to check out the stunning Ron Mueck exhibit! The exhibit is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout January and February, the world’s most famous operas will be screened at the Plaza del Vaticano. So if you’re touring the downtown area, stop by an ice-cream shop and then sit in the park to enjoy! Viamonte and Cerrito Street, downtown.

Wednesday

(Photo by FJTUrban (sommelier d mojitos))

Take a tour with Buenos Aires Art Nouveau and check out some of the most stunning buildings in the city! Tours must be booked in advance with Cecilia Alzano at 15-5376 1305 or at ceciliasalzano@hotmail.com. Find a full list of art nouveau buildings in BA here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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The sunny summer weather is ideal for discovering the city from another point of view by sailing down the Rio de la Plata! (see smile on sea for sailing options.)

In the evening, stop by La Esperanza de los Ascurra for some delicious tapas and refreshing beers! Aguirre 526, Villa Crespo/ Fitz Roy 1818, Palermo

Friday

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a vegetarian chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

Later on, at 9.30pm, Fernandez 4 will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires program. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to the MALBA and check out the Liliana Porter and Elba Bairón exhibits. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Fabio Téllez)

Stop by the Casa del Bicentenario and check out the Leonardo Favio exhibit that features documents, images and more of the renowned Argentine filmmaker. Riobamba 785, downtown.

Later on, if you’re looking for a laugh, don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at Garage Bar in San Telmo. Chile 631, San Telmo. Book your place here.

Wednesday

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Take a tour with Buenos Aires Art Nouveau and check out some of the most stunning buildings in the city! Tours must be booked in advance with Cecilia Alzano at 15-5376 1305 or at ceciliasalzano@hotmail.com. Find a full list of art nouveau buildings in BA here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Head to La Botica del Ángel in Montserrat and visit this off the beaten path art and theatre landmark. Then, if you’re in the Recoleta area stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta where there is an exhibit being held about the eccentric spot.  La Botica is open from 4-6pm. Luis Saenz Peña 541, Montserrat.

Later, stop by for a live blues concert by Nasta Super starting at 9.30pm at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a vegetarian chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

Later on, stop by Fierro Hotel for the monthly Thank Fierro it’s Friday happy hour! Soler 5862, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Christmas Eve at Hernán GIpponi Restaurant

´Tis the season to be jolly and jolly indeed it will be on Christmas Eve at Hernán GIpponi Restaurant with the festive tasting menu, specially designed for the occasion and fit for Santa himself.

The night will kick off with a selection of delicious appetizers including homemade breads; Chubut prawn; cured fish with cucumber, lentils and yoghurt; vacuum cooked veal tongue with veggies vinaigrette and a blood sausage fritter (a classic local Christmas staple) and finally humita and rabbit in philo pastry with spinach alioli.  After that, a light salad of smoked trout, pickled summer veggies, acidulated cream, leaves and sprouts will be served, followed by a starter of roasted tomatoes, crab, creamy black rice, squid, and Sbrinz cheese. The two main courses, one fish and one meat, will be catch of the day with turnip emulsion, salicornia, courgette seeds, and tomato, and apple-tree smoked steak, confit potatoes, yam chips, and criolla sauce. Argentinian cheeses, chayote, cherries and nuts will be served as a pre dessert, and finally, vanilla pear, Granny Smith apple sorbet, carob with a cardamom cloud will top off a delectable Christmas dinner. All the courses will of course be paired with top of the line Argentine wine. The cost of the menu is 1000 pesos.

This year, HG will also be featuring a children’s menu that will include salamín from Tandil and Sbrinz cheese and Vitel Thonné as appetizers, a starter of 63°C sous vide egg with potato cream, a choice of either catch of the day with creamy rice or sirloin with french fries for the main course, and finally, chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. No wines for the kids of course! And, the cost of the children’s menu is 350 pesos.

We hope you join us in this festive treat on the 24th of December, which is when we Argies carry out the big Christmas celebration, rather than on the 25th.  Remember to book your place in advance at 3220-6820.

Fierro Loves Hollywood: Palermo’s Hottest Blocks

Palermo is divided into all sorts of funny sub categories (most unofficial) and new ones keep popping up all the time. Some of the better known ones include Palermo Viejo (or “old” Palermo), Palermo SOHO (where all the designer shops are), and Palermo Hollywood. New sub-Palermos also include Palermo Botánico (where the Botanical gardens are, you guessed it!), Palermo Zoo (another self-explanatory one), Palermo Queens (better known as Villa Crespo but rebaptized by some because it is supposedly one of the city’s transvestite epicenters), and Palermo Freud/Sensible (because a lot of psychologists have their practice in the area). Regardless of names, it is important to know that the popular neighborhood is divided into North and South of Juan B. Justo, Between Libertador Avenue and Santa Fé, and between Santa Fé and Avenida Córdoba.

Fierro Hotel is located in the glamorous Palermo Hollywood, which coined its name after radio stations and production companies began to open up in the area in the nineties. Its limits are Av. Córdoba, Santa Fé, Dorrego and Juan B. Justo and it is one of the liveliest areas in town in terms of dining, nightlife, shopping, art and more. Over the following weeks we will be reviewing the hottest spots for coffee, drinks, and why not even a manicure. Of course, brunch and dinner are always best at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, but there are some pretty great neighbors to get to know too.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Salim Virji)

Take advantage of the sunny spring weather and take a biking tour of the city with Buenos Aires Biking tours.  More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

(Photo by Andrés Bustos)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out the Clorindo Testa exhibit being held until the 20th of October.

In the evening, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Amodiovalerio Verde)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

Later on, don’t miss the monthly gallery night event that will take place in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods.  More information here.

Friday

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Book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening, check out Spam, the spoken opera that will be performed at the Colón Theatre as part of the FIBA festival. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

The monthly organic food fair, Buenos Aires Market, will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. More information here.

Throughout the weekend, catch some live music at the Personal Fest, featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

Valentines Day in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a romantic city and with Valentines Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to woo porteño style. Below are our top picks for courting and celebrating love.

Tango is of course as romantic as it gets and Buenos Aires is the place in the world for it. Options include getting up close and personal at a private tango lesson or watching the colorful dancers inspire with their passion.

A stroll through the famous Tres de Febrero Parks is a leisurely way to valentine it up in the city. The Rosedal is, as its name suggests, full of roses and offers the chance to paddle boat around the small pond and read poetry under the andalusian patio.  The nearby Planetarium is perfect for some stargazing later on.

An off the beaten path alternative is to head to the stunning delta in Tigre. There, book a romantic boat ride or pamper yourselves at the Delta Eco Spa.

If what you want is a traditional wine-and-dine experience then the Valentines Day Tasting Menu at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is not to be missed, plus, since it’s in Fierro Hotel, you can spend the night!

Touring some of the city’s most romantic landmarks is also a way to celebrate the glories and perils of love. The Kavanagh building, the Recoleta Cemetery and the Casa del Historiador all have romantic stories to tell.