Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on March 8, 2011
We leave BsAs this Saturday so with this in mind I’ll be posting up my top three restaurants – in the running are:
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Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on December 21, 2010
Again, we found ourselves in the San Telmo district of Buenos Aires – not sure why though the end of our Subte is about five minutes from Defensa and though touristy we do enjoy the run down style of the place. We also stumbled across a really wonderful Parrilla, initially we walked on by as we thought it a little too local and it was as we headed back that we stopped to look in.
I am so glad we did!
There’s nothing flash about Parrilla Desnivel, Defensa 855 – San Telmo. A quality old skool ‘bistro’ – formica tables, odd shape chairs, mix of cutlery and a 50/50 split of locals and tourists. The place itself could do with a good scrub – though this is not an issue as one of my favourites in London to eat is Wong Kei and if you eat there, you’ll eat anywhere.
Shelley, thoroughly disinterested in all things cow, ordered a chicken in breadcrumbs – by all accounts it was very good (tasted as chicken does, chickeny…)
Having had steak three times I thought for a change I’d go for the steak again!
Now, I had steak in a really great restaurant (la Cabrera,) Steak Ribs last night at Miranda which is local to our place here in Palermo though neither were as good as the one I’ve just had at Desnivel, it was superb. A lovely thick cut of beef, wonderfully juicy and the taste was superb – the knife cut through it like butter, it was that good. Coupled with Chimichurri and an ice-cold beer, I was in heaven.
Best beef so far...
Bearing in mind that the Beef in the other two restaurants cost 70 pesos excluding wine (approx £10 / £12) my whole meal today including a litre of beer was 40 pesos, roughly £6.50!
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Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on December 19, 2010
Adjoining Palermo Hollywood is Palermo Viejo or as it’s normally known, Palermo Soho.
Its a lovely place to while away a few hours exploring the various bars, restaurants and fashionable boutiques.
Courtesy of Alexis (son of Christiana and Claus) we’ve found a lovely French owned restaurant cum bar just on the outskirts of Soho. Located on the corner of Goritti y Araoz, is ‘a nos amours’ and having been back a couple of times we’re getting to know a few of the locals. Good food, all organic and the owner, a Parisian called Constantine, chooses the wine which is mostly from small vineyards/supplier and mostly organic. Being English, we asked Constantine to suggest a wine and he duly chose a Chardonnay for us.
I hate this grape, whenever I drink this wine it causes me to wince, pull faces – I even call the stuff Smiler due to the pained expression it causes me! However, the one we tried was excellent – I ended up having three bottles and became quite merry! The one we tried was a Miguel mas Chardonnay 2008, ugnic ‘San Juan’ quite a cloudy wine but very crisp and extremely moreish!
We’ve also eaten here and can highly recommend the food. Unlike some of the places we’ve eaten in, the portions are perfect, last night five of us ate there and each of us cleared our plates which we were unable to do a couple of days earlier in La Cabrera – it was a shame to see so much food go to waste.
Definitely worth a visit.
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