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Mendoza’s Barloa Sticks To One Sandwich Only

By Angelo Gonzalez

[Angelo Gonzalez]

[Angelo Gonzalez]


You know you are eating in a true hole in the wall when there is no business sign, no menu and no care in the world.  Sitting in Barloa, in the Las Heras section of Mendoza, is like going to steak sandwich heaven. Lomitos are to Argentina what Philly Steak sandwiches are to the United States.  But unlike its hoagie cousin to the north, Barloa’s Lomito is simplicity at its best.

Most Argentine lomitos are bread, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, a slice of ham and a fried egg (adding ham and a fried egg is a basic Argentine stape); a hearty sandwich to say the least.  Barloa scowls at tradition and keeps its lomitos simple. The beef is hand sliced and hand pounded–yes, the guy uses his fists to pound the meat super thin.  It’s then grilled over wood charcoal, placed onto bread slathered with homemade mayo, tomato sauce and a piece of ¨excuse me, but a lettuce leaf¨ fell into your sandwich.  That’s it.  Simplicity at its finest.

Watch A Video Of Gastón Acurio’s Pandilla De Leche De Tigre In Buenos Aires (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Sucre]

[Sucre]

As he promised some months back, Gastón Acurio has been taking his ‘Leche de Tigre Gang’ on a world tour to promote Peru and its beloved ceviche. The tour has already taken the gang, which includes Acurio himself, Fiesta chef Hector Solís, Maido’s Mitsuharu Tsumura, and Virgilio Martínez to Colombia, Chile, Miami, and as far off as Spain.  Earlier this week, they hit up Buenos Aires, where they took over chef Fernando Trocca’s highly acclaimed Sucre for a night of limes and fish, as well as the official release of the gang’s new t-shirts.

For a photo recap of the evening, you can head over to Fernando Trocca’s website, and see close-ups of the decor and the dishes.  For a slightly more intimate take on the evening, check out this video that the Sucre team put together, that shows guests in their best duds out for an evening of ceviche, Pisco, and Peruvian flare.  There’s no word on where the gang is heading next, but Dubai and a few key points in the United States are still left.  We’ll keep you posted.

‘Nueva Cocina Buenos Aires’ or 14 Minutes Of Why You Should Be Planning A Trip To Argentina (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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When we did a profile a couple of weeks back on three Buenos Aires cooks who are doing their part to ensure that not only Argentina’s most famous city, but Argentina itself, gets the world recognition it deserves for innovative, modern cuisine, we were really only scraping the surface of the talent pool that the port city holds.  For the past few years, cooks have been stepping out of the traditional Italian and Spanish influences that, while still wildly important, don’t necessarily reflect modern trends and what Argentina as a country has to offer.  A new vision is being created of what the future in Argentina can look like, and it’s pretty delicious.

In this gorgeous new video called Nueva Cocina Buenos Aires, meet a whole group of the modern Argentine cooks and restaurants that are taking new, daring approaches to reinventing this country’s legendary cuisine.  There’s a lot of meat, for sure, but there’s a return to the land, to working with producers, and to saying that Argentina is much more than just a land of cattle and fire.  It’s a rich land with a rich history, and a bright future.  And as we mentioned in the headline, you’ll probably want to book your ticket now, because the getting is just too good.  Provecho.

Vino El Cine Kicks Off Tonight In Mendoza (ES)

By Angelo Gonzalez

[Vino El Cine]

[Vino El Cine]

Hepburn, Tiffany’s and wine!  What a great combination of artistry, fine jewels and great viticulture.  In this case, we are taking about Breakfast at Tiffany’s and other great works of film being showcased amongst the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza’s wine region.
Beginning Friday, October 31st  and running through the end of November, the third annual ¨Vino el Cine¨ kicks off a traveling showcase of fine national and international films being projected in the sprawling vineyards of Mendoza.  Participating host vineyards include Nieto Senetiner, Catena Zapata, Renacer, Dominio del Plata, Trivento, Norton, Finca Agostino, Sin Fin, La Rural, and Entre Cielos-Hotel Spa.
The Vino el Cine series is sponsored by Banco Supervielle in association with Fundavita, a local charity which is dedicated to the fight against cancer.  Tickets are an affordable $40 ARS and gets you a glass of wine, a tour of the vineyard and a movie!  Movie nights will kick off at 20:00 and the movie is scheduled to begin around 21:00 or when it is dark enough for the movie to be projected.  Tickets can be purchased at Fundavita’s office in downtown Mendoza on Primitivo de la Reta 689 or at any of the vineyards the day of the event.  Don’t miss the unique opportunity to see a classic movie, surrounded by vineyards and the stars above.

Here’s A Video Love Letter To Buenos Aires Featuring, You Guessed It, Meat (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Nicco Storey]

[Nicco Storey]

You don’t have to be a food lover, a gastro-tourist or a chef groupie to head to Buenos Aires.  In fact, it’s probably the case that most travelers are heading to the ‘Paris of the South’ for a taste of architecture, tango, art, culture, and night life, even though food is a necessary part of tourism.  However, no trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a taste of what has been a staple in the city, nay, the entire country, since forever – meat.  And as this quick love letter to Buenos Aires from one of her former residents shows, albeit briefly, meat is part of the mystique.

Apparently the man behind the love letter, Nicco Storey, spent his formative years living in Buenos Aires, and wanted to create lasting memory on a trip back.  Although the video does focus on the streets and the architecture and the overall vibe of the city, you’ll see that food and coffee and and a solid social aspect are what makes the city move.  If you haven’t been, this is just a taste of what you’ve been missing.

The Second Edition Of Festival Raíz Hits Buenos Aires This Weekend (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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[Raíz]

Just two weeks after the wildly successful (and long line-inducing) third edition of Feria Masticar, the second edition of Festival Raíz, which last year took Buenos Aires by storm, is back for another three days of serious food and drink.  With a bigger lineup of chefs, food stands, gourmet products, presentations, and live cooking demonstrations from the likes of famous chefs like Francis Mallmann, Raíz will likely be the event that everyone in Buenos Aires is talking about for some time to come.  Mark your calendars: Raíz is happening this weekend, from October 31 to November 2 at Tecnopolis.  This is not to be missed.

This year’s festival will feature 250 different restaurants and producers offering gourmet products and ingredients across 80 different stands, three markets, and four ‘patios de comida.’  There will be chats and classes from leading chefs, an entire area dedicated to kids, and a whole section dedicated to craft beer with more than 35 producers on hand.  Did we mention entry is free?