Fierro Loves Hollywood: Restaurants

If there is one thing Palermo Hollywood is known for, it is its great selection of restaurants! See below where to go for auteur meals, a bit of spice, or a generous portion of meat.

Award winning gourmet dining

Recently, Restaurant Magazine chose the world’s fifty best restaurants, and it just so happens that three of them are located in the Palermo Hollywood area. If fine dining is your kind of thing, then you will definitely want to stop by for lunch, brunch, or an extended tasting menu at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant which is known for its fish main courses, creamy risottos and famous yoghurt and granita dessert.  Tegui is another to offer delectable tasting menus with three appetizer options, three main courses and three desert options that change depending on chef Martín Martitegui´s latest bout of inspiration. Paraje Arevalo is a pretty corner restaurant that also offers delectable auteur dishes and 6 or 8 course tasting menus.

Exotic and foreign cuisine

The area is also abundant in options that feature exotic foreign cuisine: Green Bamboo for Vietnamese, Sudestada for Thai, Bangalore for curries in a relaxed pub like atmosphere, Bar du Marche (a French bistro with a secret closed door Japanese restaurant atop), Paru for Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine, and Boteco do Brazil for yummy Brazilian food. Whatever your taste or preference in spice, you’re bound to find it at one of these hot dining spots!

The Argie Staples: Pizza, pasta, and meat

And of course, no respectable Buenos Aires neighborhood can be without its carb and protein eateries and Palermo is of course no exception to the rule. For the best Italian style  pasta in the area head to Da Donato Cucina Paradiso,and to Siammo nel Forno for pizza, Morelia does grilled pizza and for asado there is the Uruguayan La Celeste or the typically Argentine El Bonpland and La Dorita de enfrente.

Palermo Hollywood also has many vegetarian restaurants. Check out the veggie list here.

GAJO, Innovative Argentine Cuisine

GAJO, which stands for Gastronomia Argentina Joven (Young Argentine Gastronomy), is a group of thirteen young and renowned Argentine chefs who have joined forces to create a new national cuisine.  One of the methods for this is looking high and low for truly local ingredients from around the country, and incorporating them into their elaborate and delectable tasting menus, which they offer at GAJO events in different city restaurants.

The chef´s involved in GAJO are Hernán Gipponi (Hernán Gipponi Restaurant), Matías Kyriasis (Paraje Arévalo and Casa Arévalo),Soledad Nardelli(Chila Buenos Aires Cuisine), Hernán Griccini (Mansión Algodón), Fernando Hara and Yago Márquez (Unik), Rodrigo Castilla (Las Pizarras); Gonzalo Aramburu (Aramburu), Juan Pedro Rastellino (Allium Catering), Antonio Soriano (Astor), Darío Gualtieri (Casa Umare), Juan Gaffuri (Four Seasons Hotel) and Martín Baquero (El Almacén de los Milagros).

Tomorrow, to kick off November, Fierro Hotel’s Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, will be hosting Cocina Origen, the third GAJO dinner, in which the talented chefs will team up to present six mouthwatering dishes. Renowned guest chef Beatriz Chomnalez will be directing the team.

The tasting menu costs 90 USD or 430 pesos. Proceeds from the event will go to “Cocina para integrar”, a project in which cooking and other aspects of the culinary industry are taught in the slums as a way of creating new opportunities. Reservations can be made at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel is located on Soler 5862 in Palermo.