April Monthly Dinner

This month’s BAIN dinner will be on Tuesday, April 9.  The event is being organized by Jim Isaacs.  Jim reports:

The event will feature Basque food, which heavily emphasizes seafood.

The Basque independence movement in Spain and to some degree France draws the world’s eyes, but the Basque people have a very strong presence in Argentina and Chile, too.  By many estimates there are more people of Basque decent in Argentina than all of Europe, and there is a strong Basque community in Buenos Aires.  Five presidents of Argentina are reported to have been of at least partial Basque descent, including Urquiza, both Uriburus, and Yrigoyen.  Eva Peron and Che Guevera had Basque blood, too.

We will meet and dine at the excellent Restaurant Vasco Frances, located in the Basque cultural center, at 1370 Moreno (between Santiago del Estero and San Jose, in the Congresso nieighborhood).

Reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g312741-d1232371-Reviews-Centro_Vasco_Frances-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html

Here are the details:

Time: Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 9 p.m.

Place: Restaurant Vasco Frances (main dining hall of the Basque cultural center) 1370 Moreno.  Parking will be validated for 2 hours; let me know if you are driving and I will get specifics to you.

Cost: $ 175 per person, inclusive of three course meal, one glass of wine (likely to be augmented), one water or soda, cubierto and tip.

RSVP to Jim Isaacs at jisaacs61@hotmail.com   Space is limited/first-RSVP first served. 

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