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.

Uco – Soler 5862

Buenos Aires Valentine Day Options to Indulge your Senses

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Tuesday and Buenos Aires is the perfect city for romance! Below, our suggestions for you to splurge, delight in and explore with your lover, or to spark up a conversation with someone new.

Sight

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For an alternative Valentine’s date, take a Foto Ruta Photography Tour and discover the city together while capturing snapshots on the way!

If you’re into art, or even if you’re not, stop by the MNBA (National Fine Arts Museum) in the French Style Recoleta neighborhood and find as many love stories as you can in the artworks. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta

Sound

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For those that don’t feel like slow dancing but feel like dancing anyway, don’t miss the La Grande orchestra that kicks off its 2017  repertoire this Tuesday alongside Villa Diamante at 8pm. Santos 4040, Villa Crespo 

Those who want to jazz up the evening can stop by Bebop Club in San Telmo which will be hosting a Woody Allen jazz night from 9pm onwards. Moreno 364, San Telmo. 

Smell

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To indulge in the sense of smell, stop by Fueguia, a unique perfume lab where you can sample unique scents and maybe pick out a perfume for your beloved. Av. Alvear 1680, Recoleta. 

Wine is both an indulgence for the nose and for the palate, plus it’s a great for a date. Stop by the Gran Bar Danzón wine bar, or head to Bar du Marché‘s new venue in Nicaragua 6002 in Palermo which will open on Monday the 13th. Otherwise, ask one of the UCO som’s to guide you through the restaurant’s great wine list!

Taste

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At UCO you can also pamper your significant other with a special Valentine’s Tasting Menu which is bound to be better than love itself. Book in advance! Soler 5862, Palermo

You can also kill two birds with one stone at Florería Atlántico which is both a flower shop and a great dining spot! Arroyo 972, Retiro

Touch

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If you want to get away for the day, head to the Delta Eco Spa in Tigre where you can explore a unique location plus get a massage. Río Carapachay 605, Tigre

This Week: 9th-15th of Feb.

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, British singer-songwriter Albert Hammond will be staging a live show at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.  Av. Corrientes 860, downtown.

Wednesday

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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 at 4, 5 and 6pm and evening guided tours at 8pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Stop by the Museo de Arte Moderno in San Telmo where a must-see exhibition of Leon Ferrari’s works is being showcased. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Later on, stop by for a sip of something worth tasting at the monthly Come Wine With Us event taking place from 7pm to 1am at Veggies & Co. in Palermo. Arevalo 2926, Palermo.

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not 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!

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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It’s Valentines Day on Saturday and what better way to show your love than to treat your significant other to a mouth-watering brunch? Book your place at UCO, Fierro’s fantastic restaurant and kick off the day with a glass of champagne, delicious food and great company in the lush green garden. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

You can also head to Puerto Madero to lip-lock and put a love-lock on the Puente de la Mujer. Later on at 9pm, stop by the nearby La Munich and catch an outdoor screening of a Buster Keaton film. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Or, if you’re looking for something less one on one and more party-like, join the Palermo Pub Crawl starting at 10pm. More information here. 

If you’re still feeling romantic on Sunday, stop by La Munich at 6pm where you can enjoy something to sip on and live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

February 2014 in Buenos Aires

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The city picks up  pace in February as the flock of sea-side goers return from their holidays, lovers smooch in the parks on Valentine’s Day while demons and dancers take a hold of the streets for carnival season. Below, some of the activities and concerts that will be taking place.

Verano en la ciudad: Free outdoor cultural events take place during the months of January and February in different city parks. Some of the programmed activities include drive-in cinema, theatre, live music, poetry readings and more. Check out the full program here.

Carnival 2014:  Starting Saturday, 1 February 1st, expect loud drums and colorful costumes around different city neighborhoods as the murgas hit the streets in February. More information here.

Shakespeare Festival: From the 8th to the 15th,  the city gets medieval with this festival that celebrates one of the most renowned playwrights in history. Theatre is, of course, one of the highlights, but the festival also includes live music, the recreation of a medieval village, film screenings and a special bicycle adventure. More information here.

Ultra Buenos Aires: The yearly electronic music festival will be taking place in February in Costanera Sur. This year’s line-up includes DJs Tiësto, Hardwell, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero. Tickets here.

22 February: Rod Stewart will be staging a live show at GEBA. Tickets here.

22 February: Charly Garcia at the Colón Theatre: Legendary Argentine rock star Charly will be presenting a unique show at the Colón Theatre on 22 February. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires in Bloom

(Flower shop in Almagro. Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The purples, reds, pinks, yellows, and greens that flower vendors sprinkle the city with are one of the many things that make Buenos Aires charming. Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in the fragrance and color of these delicate gifts from nature.

The local flower industry, which caters only to internal consumption, produces mostly in the Buenos Aires province and consists of family run businesses that pass on cultivation techniques from generation to generation, adding to the romance of the bouquet.

Vendors are everywhere and can be found at all times of day although there are two important flower spots in the city. One is in the Almagro area where the flower market used to be and where Acuña de Figueroa street is now lined with flowers. The other is where the flower market (founded in 1940) was finally moved to in Barracas. Both are interesting neighborhoods to explore, full of history, tangos and more.

(Traditional flower shop. Photo by ‘J’)

Valentines Day Tasting Menu at HG Restaurant

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Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is known for it’s delectable tasting menus and for this Valentines Day the restaurant’s renowned chef has created a mouth watering feast under the slogan cocina para enamorar (cuisine to win over hearts).

The menu’s eight steps to love begin with homemade breads and flavored butters and oils and, to tease the palate, a taste of cured halibut with cucumber, apples and fennel and a serving of humita with tomato sauce and capsicum from Cachi.  Taste buds should be waking by the time the prawn, tomato and carrot salad is served and rejoicing at the sweetbread entree that comes after with quinoa, summer squash and milk from the aguaribay tree. Full blown infatuation are on cue by the time the two main courses make their way to the table; catch of the day with smoked puree, baby squid and onions, and veal cheeks, stout, pumpkin and peppers. Finally, if you still need some convincing by the time the pre-dessert of yacaratía (an Argentine tree with an edible trunk), with blue goat cheese and plums arrives, then pistachios, chocolate, peaches, raspberries, coffee and petit fours should be enough to have you proclaiming your undying love to Hernán, the waiter, your charming date and anyone else who you might cross paths with.

The Valentines Day menu, which includes coffee, water, and Escorihuela Gascón wine pairings, costs 300 pesos. Places must be booked in advance at 3220-6820.

Valentines Day in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a romantic city and with Valentines Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to woo porteño style. Below are our top picks for courting and celebrating love.

Tango is of course as romantic as it gets and Buenos Aires is the place in the world for it. Options include getting up close and personal at a private tango lesson or watching the colorful dancers inspire with their passion.

A stroll through the famous Tres de Febrero Parks is a leisurely way to valentine it up in the city. The Rosedal is, as its name suggests, full of roses and offers the chance to paddle boat around the small pond and read poetry under the andalusian patio.  The nearby Planetarium is perfect for some stargazing later on.

An off the beaten path alternative is to head to the stunning delta in Tigre. There, book a romantic boat ride or pamper yourselves at the Delta Eco Spa.

If what you want is a traditional wine-and-dine experience then the Valentines Day Tasting Menu at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is not to be missed, plus, since it’s in Fierro Hotel, you can spend the night!

Touring some of the city’s most romantic landmarks is also a way to celebrate the glories and perils of love. The Kavanagh building, the Recoleta Cemetery and the Casa del Historiador all have romantic stories to tell.