Argentine Sweet Tooth: Chocotorta

(Photo by  Old Ben Kenobi)

Say chocotorta to any Argie and you’re sure to evoke happy childhood memories and a smile. Its four-ingredient no-bake factor, plus its deliciousness make it perhaps one of the best sweets to come out of the local kitchen.  Basically, it consists of coffee-dunked chocolate cookies layers with a thick dulce de leche and cream cheese filling which is then cooled. That’s it, and no more is needed. Try either making it yourself or, if you’re in the San Telmo area, stop by  Pride Café for a generous serving with a strong cup of coffee.

Saturday High Tea at Casa Munet

(Photo by Therese Tjernström)

Casa Munet is dedicated to bringing the wonderful world of tea, cakes and perfectly crafted sandwiches to the local catering scene. They offer catering services, courses and seminars and fortunately, on Saturdays, they also work as a closed-door teahouse in Colegiales. The high tea service they offer includes a fixed tasting menu in which a selection of different tea’s served in delicate cups are paired with either sweet or savory pastries. With autumn upon us, booking a spot at Casa Munet is a must. 1549173005