It’s been a great first day in Buenos Aires! From our gastronomic tour of sipping Malbecs perfectly paired with the juiciest steak to touring Evita’s stomping ground and shopping for leather, I think it’s safe to say, this group is already head over heels for Argentina!

Argentina is cow country, and Buenos Aires is certainly no exception! We’ve indulged in the most tender, flavorful steak that literally melts in your mouth! Some of the meat cuts are so tender, you can cut them with a spoon! Sweet bread is a common appetizer followed by sirloin, tenderloin, flank steak, and more. To enjoy the meat, it should be cooked rare or medium rare to enjoy the flavors. The meat is never frozen. Usually the entire cow is delivered to a restaurant, giving you the freshest cut of meat. A Sunday BBQ, Asado, is very common. Gather with family friends and slowly cook the BBQ  on the parrilla. This is an all day soirée that we are looking forward to recreating when we return home! From breakfast to dinner, beef is certainly the highlight of any menu!

It’s hard to find a bad steakhouse in Argentina, but check our favorite restaurants (so far!):

F E V O R, lunch

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E L E N A, dinner

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Y’all! Not only was the meal absolutely outstanding, my apéritif was out of this world! A refreshing cucumber cocktail that would be the perfect prelude to your summer soirée! Our waiter was very kind, and shared the recipe:

CUCUMBER COCKTAIL:

2 ounces good Vodka

a splash of anise

1/2 ounce simple syrup, equal parts sugar & water brought to a boil

3/4 ounce lime juice

3/4 ounce cucumber juice

ginger coin, freshly sliced

cucumber slices, garnish

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Shake, shake, shake! Pour into a chilled martini cocktail glass, and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

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LA  B R I G A D A, lunch

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..more to come! Off to tango!

 

 

 

 

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