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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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.

 

Los 5 mejores bares de vino en Palermo

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Palermo es una zona ideal para salir a seducir el paladar con platos de autor acompañados de buen vino, por ejemplo en UCO, el restaurante de Fierro Hotel, donde ofrecemos justamente eso. Sin embargo, el vino se puede disfrutar de muchas formas, y para hacerlo, hay una amplia oferta de bares en la zona para descubrir lo mejor de las bodegas locales en los momentos en los que la boca no está distraída con nuestro menú degustación de siete pasos.

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JA! Lo de Joaquín Alberdi: Ubicado en Palermo Soho, esta alegre vinoteca es conocida y aplaudida tanto por sus vinos como por la amabilidad del servicio. Los jueves y viernes ofrecen degustaciones, y en otros días también se pueden coordinar degustaciones privadas a pedido.  Jorge Luis Borges 1772, Palermo Soho.

Pain et Vin: Esta vinería boutique y panadería gourmet es el lugar ideal para dejarse guiar por reconocidos enólogos que saben llevar las narices y los paladares por un amplio recorrido de vinos únicos locales. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

Autre Monde:  Quienes gustan de los libros y el vino pueden beber y leer en esta vinoteca que comparte espacio con la librería AlamutBorges 1985, Palermo Soho.

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Bar du Marché: A la vuelta de Fierro Hotel, este bar ofrece la combinación perfecta de vinos y quesos, al mejor estilo francés. También tiene un restaurante de sushi a puertas cerradas, Omakase, para los fanáticos de la cocina japonesa. Nicaragua 5946, Palermo Hollywood.

Ser y Tiempo: Este bar de vinos que comparte nombre con el famoso tratado de filosofía de Martin Heidegger, ofrece la posibilidad de relajarse a escuchar jazz con una copa de vino en mano. Gorriti 5910,  Palermo Hollywood.

Top 5 Wine Bars in Palermo

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Palermo is a great area to wine and dine, and at Fierro‘s restaurant UCO we are keen on offering the best grapes for just that. Wine however is not just a dinner thing, and there are a few lovely bars in the area to sample the local gems when you’re not a mouthful  with our seven course tasting menu.

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JA! Lo de Joaquín Alberdi: Located in the trendy Palermo Soho, this lively wine bar has a good reputation for both its wines and friendly service. They offer wine tastings on Thursdays and Fridays, and also, personalized tastings on request. Jorge Luis Borges 1772, Palermo Soho.

Pain et Vin: This boutique wine store and gourmet bakery is also a great place for wine tasting with star oenologists leading noses and palates through an ample range of unique wine varieties. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

Autre Monde:  If reading and wine is your thing, then this is the spot to shop for both a bottle and a book as the wine bar coexists in the same space with Alamut bookstore. Borges 1985, Palermo Soho.

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Bar du Marché: For French style wine-ing with fromage, stop by this charming bar that also has a hidden closed door sushi restaurant called Omakase, and is right around the block from Fierro Hotel.  Nicaragua 5946, Palermo Hollywood.

Ser y Tiempo: Named after the famous philosophy treatise by Martin Heidegger, this wine bar combines Dionysian flavors with jazzy notes and a laid back atmosphere where you can taste boutique Argentine wines. Gorriti 5910,  Palermo Hollywood.

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

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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.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Today is the last chance to check out some of the great music being performed as part of the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival! Find the full program here.

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.

While in the area, you can also stop by the Usina del Arte where an exhibition of Catalan artist Joan Miró is being held until the 20th of December. Agustín Caffarena and Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Wednesday

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Drizzly grey means indoor sightseeing. Stopping by to see the stunning murals by Nazareno Orlandi at the Casa de la Cultura and the Ateneo Grand Splendid (also a great place for coffee and books) is an excellent rainy day plan.

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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One of the city’s architectural landmarks 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. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

Friday

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Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

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

On Sunday, the Colón Theatre inaugurates their last opera of the season featuring a production of Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera) by Giuseppe Verdi. Tickets here.