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 February 28, 2011
Lunch, Las Cabras
As is becoming our normal routine,today saw us saying cheerio to two friends from London, Rachel and Tush. We’re just back from seeing them both off – we had a great lunch at Las Cabras here is Palermo Hollywood (corner of Costa Rica y el Salvador.) Not able to face a 400gm piece of beef for lunch I opted for the Chicken Quesadilla which was superb and just right for such a time. The girls Tortilla with Tush opting for the Beef Chorizo, which on arrival looked fantastic and very much had a case of food envy!
We also shared three bottles of wine which is a bit cheeky for a Monday lunchtime!
They came over for a week and are now en route to Rio for a further week before flying back to the UK all refreshed and ready for work – though I somehow doubt this as both like a little liquid refreshment early in the afternoon… It’s been fun having them both here and will certainly miss both ‘Con Gas’ and Tush (even if he is a QPR fan!)
Hasta Luego and enjoy Rio!
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Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on February 9, 2011
La Milonga de Buenos Aires, Bme. Mitre 1759
Entrance to the Parrilla
Having received a very kind invite from Janis, Shelley and I visited our first Milonga here in Argentina. This was an afternoon Milonga and we arrived for five pm and the place was already very busy.
To be fair, it wasn’t what I thought it might have been – there was none of the ‘showy’ Tango which is what we’re accustomed to seeing in shows and on the TV. What we saw was very sensual dancing from very experienced Milonguras – Janis’s dancing partner was 82 and has been dancing the Tango for 70 years! It was a fantastic afternoon and Janis made us feel very welcome and gave us both so much information about the tango, the music and some of the history.
We’re now dead set on learning some Tango prior to our leaving Buenos Aires in six weeks time, I just hope we can learn the embrace and one or two moves – apparently in years gone by, young men would spend 2 years just watching people dance the tango, 2 years! Not sure how we’ll be after two weeks, but we’re both very much looking forward to dancing.
Following the tango we decided to check out a local’s favourite close to our apartment here in Palermo Hollywood – I can’t say too much about this place as it’s a locals secret.
What I will say though is that the food was excellent and we had a thoroughly good time there – maybe if you offer to take us for dinner, we might show you where it is…
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