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Argentina’s Best Take Over The Streets Of José Ignacio January 14 (ES)

By Majo Lois

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The dinner will feature Mauro Colagreco of France’s Michelin-starred Mirazur

Taking full advantage of the fabulous summer crowds making their way to some of the best beaches in South America, next week seven of Argentina’s top chefs will take over the main drag in José Ignacio, Uruguay, for a not-to-be-missed, one night only dinner.  On Wednesday, January 14, Mauro Colagreco, Narda Lepes, Fernando Trocca, Darío Gualtieri , Germán Martitegui, Florencia Courreges y Juan Pablo Clerici will come together for a “dinner by 14 hands”.  Only 70 seats are available, so be sure and reserve now.  

Wooden Brings Whiskey To The Heart Of Mendoza (ES)

By Angelo Gonzalez

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As of the end of November, Mendoza has its first whiskey bar to call its own. Wooden, on Aristides Villanueva 241, opened on November 22nd in the heart of Mendoza’s restaurant district. The owners of Wooden share a passion for good whiskey and Harley Davidsons, which can be seen in its design and décor.

Wooden offers Argentine dishes with an American twist designed by Chef Lucas Maldonado.  For the month of January, they’ll be hosting Sunset Sessions, featuring food and cocktail specials.  The restaurant is open day and night and features a climate-controlled terrace and sidewalk seating. 

Watch Vallejo, Garcia, and Rivarola At November’s Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

As the last dinner of 2014, the team at Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano decided to make November’s installment of the Cocina Sin Fronteras a big one.  To close out another successful year of dinners that included a gala event with Alex Atala, Nikkei cuisine with Mitsuharu Tsumura, and more than a few jaunts abroad to Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay, Fer Rivarola and wife Gabriela invited their close friends and wildly talented chefs, Carlos Garcia from Venezuela’s Alto, and Jorge Vallejo from Mexico’s Quintonil.  Like we’ve been telling you since last year, if you have yet to make it to one of these dinners, you’re really missing out.

The Best Happy Hour In Mendoza Is At The Vines Tasting Room (ES)

By Angelo Gonzalez

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With over 800 bodegas to visit in Mendoza, where does one begin his or her viticulture experience?  Fortunately for everyone, there is The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room (TR) in the heart of downtown Mendoza. It is the one place that wine lovers, from all levels of wine “expertise” can go to get their wine on.  The Vines TR has over 100 wines to choose from, with a vast majority coming from small or boutique bodegas.  Even better, every Tuesday and Saturday is Happy Hour.  Meaning, they offer a great deal of decanted wines at half off the price, per glass.  There is no better offer in town on such a vast selection of boutique wines at the per glass offering.

Aramburu Joins Forces With Unik This Wednesday (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Unik]

There’s really no shortage of reasons to head out for dinner on really any given night of the week in Buenos Aires, but this Wednesday, December 10, two of the city’s leading chefs will offer diners nine more delicious excuses to put down the sauté pan and pick up the silverware.  Gonzalo Aramburu, of Aramburu and Bis fame, will join forces with Unik’s Maximiliano Rossi for a one-night-only, nine-course meal.  The menu, which costs AR $750, will be expertly paired with wines by sommelier Rodrigo Calderón.  Tickets are limited, so reserve soon.  Reservations can be made at unik@unik.pro, or by calling 4772 2230.  Provecho!

Where To Get Thanksgiving In Mendoza (ES)

By Angelo Gonzalez

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[Safari Inn]

For those of you hankering for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Mendoza has two expat owned restaurants offering the ‘bird and the fixins’.

Black Sheep International Pub and Grill in the Alameda section of Mendoza, is offering a Thanksgiving plate for only $55 pesos.  You get turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, biscuits, gravy and a cherry sauce (in lieu of cranberries).  Make your reservations at (261) 561.4283 or (261) 374.1230.  Dinner is served after 8pm.  Black Sheep is located at Maipu 131.

Muza5k, The Buenos Aires Pizza Marathon, Returns This Saturday (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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Attention all pizza fanatics of Buenos Aires, we have good news and bad news.  The good news is that this Saturday, November 22, the only marathon dedicated entirely to discovering the best slice of pizza on Avenida Corrientes, the #Muza5k, returns for its third year.  The bad news is that the official entries for the event are sold out.  However, even if you’re not going to get the official #Muza5k t-shirt and bracelet, you can still follow the eight-pizzeria trek, and eat a lot of delicious cheese and dough along the way. 

Watch Alex Atala and Fer Rivarola Educate BsAs During Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

Even if you haven’t had the privilege of attending one of the epic Cocina Sin Fronteras meals that Fer Rivarola and the team at El Baqueano put on every month in Buenos Aires, at least you have the team behind The Great Cuisine to make stunning videos that at least give you a glimpse inside the experience.  Back in July, Alex Atala returned for his second appearance within the series, though this time the dinner was for a much great cause.  July’s Cocina Sin Fronteras dinner was a benefit for Fundación Alfarcito, which aids farmers high up in the Andes.  Dinner was held at the Faena hotel, and the more than 100 guests were treated to a multi-course meal that they won’t soon forget.

In yet another installment from The Great Cuisine, watch as Atala talks about the importance of community during a press conference prior to the event, then work his charm and culinary magic for a star-studded room of guests.  With Cocina Sin Fronteras already gaining a good amount of international press, we’re expecting more dinners of this caliber for next year.  For now, we’ve got memories, and they’re damn good.