This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Stop by the MALBA and check out the latest modern Latin American art! Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening, Hernán Gipponi Restaurant will be setting eighteen places for the new One Table event in which 4 tapas, 5 courses, and 5 wines selected by Andrés Rosberg will be shared. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Get a general overview of the city on one of the free walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! Tours start at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening, don’t miss the last performance of The Woman Without a Shadow by Richard Strauss being staged at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Ciudad Emergente, a festival that seeks to display emerging art kicks off until the 23rd of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Junín 1930, Recoleta.

No visitor to the city can leave without taking a tango lesson and the informal and friendly La Catedral is just the place for it. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Celebrate Argentine national Flag Day and try some locro, pastelitos, and other typical festive delicacies!

In the evening, the Ciudad Emergente gala party will take place at the Usina del Arte in La Boca.  Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca.

Friday

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Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta where a special exhibit of Fernando Botero’s work is being displayed until the 30th of June.  Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening, Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu will be staging a live performance of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets 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, don’t miss the Luis Salinas show at Torcuato Tasso. More information here.

 Typical weekend activities in Buenos Aires include the San Telmo Antique Market and gaucho fun at Feria de Mataderos!

Top Romantic Dining Spots in the City

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Whilst the northern hemisphere is getting ready to light up chimneys and lay on blankets, Argentina is preparing for the glories of Spring; orange blossoms scenting the street, the purple flowers of the sunlit jacaranda trees, and gourmet courtships under the influence of some of the best wines in the world!  So where in Buenos Aires can a gent take a lady (or a lady a gent!) to make a good impression? Read on.

Belgrano

Pura Tierra: Top quality local delicacies are served in this acclaimed foodie heaven in Belgrano, The owner and award winning chef, Martín Molteni, offers the best Argentine cuisine using carefully selected seasonal ingredients. The dim lighting and great wine list create an intimate atmosphere; a prerequisite for any restaurant to be considered romantic! 3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano. 4899 2007. 

Palermo

Lelé de Troya: Set in a renovated old house, this charming restaurant in Palermo serves Moroccan fusion food, and is best known for its amazing ambiance. Each room is decorated following a different color scheme and outside there is a garden full of flowers where it is also possible to dine. Costa Rica 4901, Palermo. 4832 2726.

Recoleta

La Bourgogne: French restaurants abound in Buenos Aires but none are so well known as this lavish dining haven set in the famous Alvear Palace Hotel. This a place for traditional romance and delicious food. Ayacucho 2027, Recoleta. 4805 3857.

San Telmo

Amici Miei: A favorite amongst locals and visitors alike, this Italian restaurant overlooks the charming Dorrego square in San Telmo. The food is superb and there is balcony seating overlooking the plaza where tango is regularly danced. Defensa 1072, San Telmo. 4361 2929.

La Boca

Patagonia Sur: Small and intimate this La Boca restaurant owned by Francis Mallmann has been considered one of the most romantic restaurants in the world. Offering typical Argentine dishes, superb wines of course, and a homey “campo style” ambiance, it is a great option both to celebrate love and to experience the best of local gourmet cuisine. Rocha 801, La Boca. 4303-5917.

Overlooking the river

Morena Beach: Although there are mixed reviews about the food, everyone agrees that this is one of the most romantic spots in the city. Why? Because it overlooks the river, has an intimate atmosphere and great service. It is THE place to go on a full moon if what you want is a great backdrop in a lavish setting! Club Náutico Puerto Norte, Av. Rafael Obligado 4899. 4786-0204.

Our Dining Picks: Chila

(Photo of Puerto Madero by Leandro´s World Tour)

Soledad Nardelli is the chef in charge of this successful top notch Puerto Madero auteur restaurant where every dish is unique in its combination of flavors and presentation.  Overlooking the docks and with one of a kind details such as the Malbec bread in the bread basket, Chila is one of the best restaurants in the city for its quality, innovative combinations, ambience, service and the impeccable wine list. A foodie favorite, great for a business lunch or dinner, or for enjoying fine dining with a loved one.

Our Dining Picks: Las Pizarras Bistro

A unique concept is behind the ever-changing dishes determined by what Chef Rodrigo Castillo picks daily from the market. The resulting menu is displayed in the evening on chalk boards (pizarras) promising a singular dinning experience imbued with flavors, freshness and overall quality.  What might you find on Las Pizarras chalkboards?  Pate, quail, duck, beef, homemade raviolis, and fish amongst other delicacies.

 

Thames 2296, Palermo

4775-0625

Tuesday- Sunday 8PM-12PM