New in Town: Leitmotiv

One of 2013’s last additions to the buzzing Palermo scene was Leitmotiv, a bar designed to please on rainy, windy, cold and also sunny summer days. The arty/old-fashioned decoration takes retro to a whole new level, and the yummy platters feature options for vegetarians and meat eaters and look pretty enough to bat eyes and kiss over. The new venue is not only a restaurant, but also a bar, and so stopping by for drinks is equally nice, either inside on a day with rain and thunder, or outside on the rooftop terrace on warm porteño summer nights. The crowd that stops by is always good looking and very bohemian-style cool, plus the bartender serves great drinks and is responsible for some of the venue’s artwork. José Antonio Cabrera 5696, Palermo. 4777-0743.

New in Town: Rey de Copas

September has brought a new French restaurant and welcoming tapas bar  to the Palermo Scene.  Although still in its initial opening phase, Rey de Copas is already making a name for itself.

At the front of the spacious venue is the restaurant, in charge of Alex Sourou who was the talent behind the hidden and well-reputed Les Anciens Combattants. The celebrated chef is known for his classic French cuisine, attention to detail, and for his friendly manners.

At the back is the impressive bar and lounge area which stands out for its ethnic decor and artistic quota, brought by the venue’s owner, artist Sebastian Paez Vilaró.  The bar serves cocktails and French inspired tapas (think delicious home made paté) and meanwhile entertains the eye with its unique objects, such as trumpets, Venetian marionettes, and art work. Gorriti 5176, Palermo / T. 2068-5220