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

5 Light Lunch Spots in Palermo

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On hot summer days it is important to stay hydrated and to eat light and fresh meals that keep you energized and cool. Below, we share a pick of five restaurants in the Palermo area where you can stop by for a refreshing and uplifting lunch.

1-) Artemisia: This bright and white palermo corner offers top quality natural and organic food in a spacy setting, and is the perfect spot to go to if you want a salad that isn’t just a combination of mixed greens. Costa Rica 5893, Palermo

2-) BIO: Also belonging to the natural and organic group of Palermo restaurants, and located on a shady corner, Bio has a great menu including cold raw soups and more. Humboldt 2192, Palermo

3-) The Factory Juice Bar: If you’re on the go and want a shot of vitamins and perhaps a light sandwich, then The Factory is for you. They specialize in juices of all kinds and varieties and are a great summer option. El Salvador 4995, Palermo

4-) Omakase: Another great lunch option on summer days is sushi. Omakase is a closed door restaurant in Bar du Marche (that specializes in wine), and it is one of the city’s sushi favorites! Nicaragua 5946, Palermo

5-) La Mar: Last, but certainly not least, is classic summer ceviche, and this is La Mar’s speciality, plus they have a nice shady patio outside for those that prefer outdoors to air conditioning. Arévalo 2024, Palermo

And if you don’t want to leave the hotel, remember that at UCO we have some great light summer options on our menu too, including ceviche, salads and fresh yoghurt foams and sorbet for dessert, with the option of enjoying them in our garden!

Buenos Aires Cóctel 2016

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Buenos Aires is known for its great bars, and for the next few days, with BA Cocktail week in full swing until the 21st, visiting them will be a must. Some of our favorites include 878, Verne, Isabel, Victoria Brown, Gran Bar Danzón, Florería Atlántico, and Casa Cavia. Of course, there are many more, and the full list of those participating in the event can be found here. Throughout the week, you will not only find cocktails at discount prices, and some of the city’s best bartenders shaking things up, but there will also be cocktail classes and unique pairings such as cocktail and a burger. The full program is available here.

Buenos Aires es conocida por sus excelentes bares, y en los próximos días, va a ser imperativo visitarlos ya que se estará llevando a cabo la Semana del Cóctel. Algunos de nuestros bares preferidos en la ciudad incluyen 878, Verne, Isabel, Victoria Brown, Gran Bar Danzón, Florería Atlántico y Casa Cavia. Por supuesto que hay muchos más, y la lista completa de todos los bares que participan del evento se puede encontrar aquí. Durante la semana, no solo se van a ofrecer tragos especiales y con descuento, sino que también habrá clases de coctelería y maridajes únicos tales como la combinación trago-hamburguesa. El programa completo se encuentra aquí.

Spanish Gastronomy Week

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For the first time, Buenos Aires is celebrating one of its biggest culinary influences, Spanish cuisine, in its first edition of Spanish Gastronomy Week. The event will take place until the 21st of April and includes special tasting menus created by Spanish chefs Beatriz Sotelo Sequeiros and Juan Manuel Crujeiras Lista at Bernata restaurant, Alfonso Santiago Martinez at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, and Oscar Velasco Martín at NH City.  There will also be films screenings and documentaries at Teatro Sha in Abasto, live music, and an in the dark finger-food tasting theatre performance at the Teatro Ciego, also in Abasto.

At HG Restaurant, Hernán Gipponi and Alfonso Santiago Martinez have combined their talents for the midday and dinner menu, inspired in Asturias cuisine.  Some of the highlighted dishes include Asturias fabada, bonito fish with the presence of classic Spanish ingredients such as olives, aioli and other regional delicacies. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Recommended Palermo Restaurants: Local/ Casa Arevalo

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Paraje Arevalo is one of our favorite Palermo restaurants  and now chef-owners Estefanía Di Benedetto and Matías Kyrizis are bringing even more to the hip local scene. LOCAL Restaurant is their new restaurant that opened in 2012 and offers a more laid back version of their exemplary cooking.

The gem however is the next-door  Casa Arévalo, a gastronomic home where monthly pop-up dinners take place and are prepared by some of the most renowned city chefs.

This initiative, called TC Gourmet (un tour de cocineros) is part of a new culinary movement led by chefs who seek to redefine the local gastronomic scene.  Projects such as this one; GAJO, a deluxe team made of the city`s top chefs who combine their talents and local ingredients to deliver the best of fine dining at different venues around the city, and a group called A.C.E.L.G.A, which is comprised of renowned chefs and businessmen from the culinary world who organize different events, are part of this new wave of Argentine cuisine.

LOCAL is open from Tuesday to Sunday both for lunch and dinner. It is located at Arévalo 2063 in Palermo. Casa Arévalo offers pop-up events next door at Arévalo 2061.  4773-6119

Downtown Bistro: Dill and Drinks

Set in the heart of the Buenos Aires downtown area, just blocks away from Plaza San Martín, Dill and Drinks combines welcoming decor, scrumptious food and excellent cocktails. The small bistro offers a special summer menu complete with gazpacho, ceviche, vichyssoise and more, and for those who want to stop by in the afternoon, a great selection of tapas. Their cocktails are one of their specialties and they also have a top of the line wine selection. Additionally, their bright 50’s style decor makes for the ideal setting to enjoy a quality meal, delicious drinks and a lovely time in an area where the culinary options are generally limited. If in the neighborhood visiting Plaza San Martín, viewing the Kavanagh building or roaming the Retiro area, then this is definitely a good option to stop for lunch, drinks or dinner.  They also offer cocktail workshops. San Martín 986, Downtown. 4515-0675.

We Recommend: Lunch at Cusic

Whether for breakfast, lunch or a satisfying afternoon pastry, Cusic is the place to go.  Welcoming and cozy, this hidden Palermo gem offers homemade cuisine inside a house converted into restaurant, which also has a lovely terrace-garden for the sunnier summer spring days. The food is varied, depending on the time of the day. Options include savory and sweet baked goods, yoghurt and fruits for breakfast (as well as homemade marmalade), delicious sandwiches and wraps, and other more elaborate dishes.

Cusic usually opens from Wednesday to Sunday during the day from 10am to 8pm; however, on Thursday´s, they host special dinners until 12pm in which customers pay what they believe the food was worth. If you´re in the Palermo area and are looking for a charming homey place to stop and enjoy carefully prepared food in a relaxing environment then this is the place for you.  El Salvador 6016, Palermo.