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.

Fierro’s Palermo Hollywood Guide

Find links to all our favorite Palermo Hollywood Spots for drinks, music, food and more!

–       Cafés

–       Brunch

–       Restaurants

–       Organic and Green

–       Outdoor Drink Spots

 

–       Live Music Venues

–       Art Galleries

–       Dorrego Flea Market

 

–       Primping and Wellbeing

Fierro Loves Hollywood: Dorrego Flea Market

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The Dorrego flea market in Palermo, not to be confused with the outdoor antique market surrounding Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo, is a great place to look for knick-knacks, antique furniture and unique finds. The market, which opened approximately 25 years ago, is one of the largest in South America, and offers all sorts of distinctive objects from all around the globe due to the colorful migratory history of the country. There is also some interesting urban art in the surrounding area.

The market is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm and is located at the corner of Dorrego and Alvarez Thomas, at the limit between Palermo Hollywood and Colegiales.