Food Delivery??

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For those of you in Buenos Aires, we thought you might like to share some food delivery experiences we have had.  Share yours on the BAIN Downtown Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/pages/Buenos-Aires-International-Newcomers-BAIN-Downtown/105505852875711).

Here are two of mine (neither BAIN DT nor I have any financial relationship with these sources):

Cheeky Bag — food comes in plastic bags to boil for 10 minutes or so.  Contact English speaker owner Mike Scrimshaw at WhatsApp +54 9 11 6918 0818.  Each main plus side is AR$600.  Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Chicken Tinga, Coconut Curry, Thai Red Curry, Jerk Pork & Gravy.  We liked the Beef and Coq au Vin!!

Milena Pasta — order at PedidosYa.  Great pasta, great selection, great sauces (we are partial to the mushroom sauce).

I know you are foodies, so please enjoy and share.

Share your favorites with us on the BAIN DT FaceBook page.

Best.

Toni

Monthly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — Friday, March 27 — 6 – 8 pm

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The March Social will be held at the Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745.  Please join us on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm.  Meet the many new members and greet those who are back in town.

At the social, BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer.

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745, CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

P.S.  Two more things.  The photo contest and the BAIN Survey!!  Please give us your input.  baindowntown@gmail.com.

Ladies´ Night Out — Thursday, February 20 — 7:30 pm

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Hello BAIN Downtown and Suburbs ladies! We are back! So join us for this month’s Ladies Night Out special.
The plan is to meet at a special place in Palermo. La Dolfina Polo Bar is a clothes store selling the famous polo team brand with a very cool bar in the back.  Check the link and you will fall in love with it

https://www.facebook.com/ldpolobar/

There will be lively conversation, drinks and nibbles and the most important … time with girlfriends!

First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.
When: Thursday, February 20th
Where: La Dolfina Polo Bar Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3301,
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hope to see you there!
Silvia
+54-911-30733039

Date Change!! Palacio Barolo and Lunch — Wedesday, February 12 — 11 am

We’d love you to join us for a visit to one of the oldest and still most spectacular views of Buenos Aires and lunch.

WHERE: Palacio Barolo & Salon 1923, Avenida de Mayo 1370

WHEN: Wedesday, February 12, from 11-14 [1.5 h tour + lunch]
MEETING POINT & TIME: 10:50 in the center of Palacio Barolo lobby
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 60, 39, Metro A Saenz Peña
RSVP: +5491136782558 or Deirdre.malone@gmail.com
PRICE: ARS 1600 to include guided tour in English, lunch with sharing plates at Salon 1923 with a glass of wine, fresh lemonade or soft drink including tip & a Trivia Quiz about this fascinating building.

PALACIO BAROLO
Designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti for the businessman Luigi Barolo with many allegorical architectural references to classical poet Dante Alighieri´s Divine Comedy, Palacio Barolo is divided into three sections, heaven, hell and purgatory. Departing from hell, we’ll take the stairway to heaven, reaching the dome, which was inspired  by the indian temples Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and Rajarani in Bhubaneswar.

Inaugurated in 1923, the building was the tallest in South America until the construction of the Kavanagh building in 1935. It was also the first reinforced concrete building measuring more than 100 m and is topped by a searchlight which originally was able to communicate with a twin building, the Palacio Salvo, over the other side of the Río de la Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay.The Buenos Aires City Government undertook a restoration of the building in 2010, which included making the searchlight operational again, for the celebration of Argentina’s bicentenary.

Note there is some walking at the end of the tour up to the lighthouse via a spiral staircase.

SALON 1923

Situated on the 16th floor of Palacio Barolo, decorated to recreate a 1920s ambiance, the Salon has two terraces and a lovely lounge.

Wine & Tapas — Palermo — Saturday, February 15, 8 to 11 pm

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Palermo – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday 15th February

Time:  8.00 – 11.00

Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to: dansmithmaryland@aol.com

The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! Two of our members have graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address  chefvenetia@yahoo.com

  • This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only, and their personal guests.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com
  • Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home.  Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP, and if it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host of that fact in advance of the event.

Coctel para Koalas // Australia Day Cocktail Bushfire Appeal, Monday, 27 January, 2020 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Australia Day Bushfire Appeal Cocktail

A special evening to celebrate Australia Day and support those incredible organisations that are doing such phenomenal work in the wake of these fires to ensure the survival of Australia’s unique wildlife.

The event is generously supported by the Four Seasons and will be held in their most exclusive venue – the Mansion – so it is bound to be an unforgettable evening.

The ticket includes food and drinks.

The fabulous Dos Dingos Ceveceria will also be blessing everyone with their delicious Australian craft beers on the night – and introducing an exciting new collaborative brew that’s bound to have some massive impact…..

Aussie performer Steve Voser will be playing his original music.

Ticket price: 5500 pesos per person

Group discounts and sponsorship packages available. For more information please contact info@somos21.org.

All funds raised on the night will be donated to Wildlife Victoria.

It’s not easy watching these fires from a distance and not knowing how to help…. So we’re excited to be able to come together with a bunch of big-hearted humans in Buenos Aires to do what we can for Australia’s beloved wildlife.

More information to follow so please keep an eye on this page.

And if you have any items that you would like to donate for raffle or silent auction on the night please just let us know by sending an email to info@somos21.org.

Wine & Tapas — Friday, January 17, 7 pm, Recoleta

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Friday 17th January. Time:  7.00 – 10.30

 

Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to: mark@corporatephotographysydney.com.au

The cocktail of the night will be Caipirinhas, made with Cachaça (sugarcane liquor), lime, ice and sugar. If that takes your fancy, just bring nibbles instead of wine.

There will be a small piano if anyone would like to play, sing, recite something, or do the tango or fandango. Numbers are limited for this one because the apartment isn’t big enough for too many, about 20 people maximum. Apologies in advance in case it becomes very subscribed.

The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address  chefvenetia@yahoo.com

  • This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only, and their personal guests.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com
  • Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home.  Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP, and if it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host of that fact in advance of the event.

Monthly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — 6 pm — Friday, January 31, 2020

The first BAIN DT social of 2020 will be held at the Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745.  Please join us on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 9 pm.  Meet the many new members and greet those who are back in town.

At the social, BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745, CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

Book Group — January 13 — Barrio Norte — 2 pm

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month.  This month we will meet in Barrio Norte.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  We really need suggestions for 2020 books.  Please send any and all to tonilin@aol.com.  We look forward to seeing you.

The book for January is Fascism, A Warning — Madeleine Albright, 294 pages.

From the book cover — The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given these horrors, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption.

BAIN Arts & Culture returns to PROA — Anish Kapoor exhibit with lunch — December 3, 12:30 pm

Dear BAIN Members,

We’d love you to join us for our last Arts and Culture event of 2019 – an afternoon at Fundacion PROA.

WHERE: Reception: Fundación PROA
WHEN: Tuesday 3rd December
MEETING POINT & TIME: 12:30 at PROA’s reception area, Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929 y Caminito
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 20B, 29B, 53, 64 or taxi
PRICE: 700 pesos per person to include entrance, lunchtime activity on Anish Kapoor’s work
LUNCH: Includes main course, a glass of wine, water, dessert or coffee.

RSVP: +5491136782558 or Deirdre.malone@gmail.com

Anish Kapoor
Sir Anish Mikhail Kapoor, CBE, RA is an Indian British sculptor specializing in installation art and conceptual art. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. Kapoor’s Mother was an Iraqi Jewish immigrant who moved to India from Baghdad with her parents as an infant. His father, a Hindu, was a hydrographer for the Indian Navy, who spent much of Kapoor’s childhood on the ocean collecting data. His cosmopolitan and forward thinking parents sent him to a prestigious boarding school and by the time he was a teenager, he found it greatly challenging to fit in to Indian society. He credits 15 years of psychoanalysis to helping him understand his artistic journey which he began in London, later returning to India to find the roots of his art before returning to the UK an becoming a British Citizen.

While the quantity of work listed on his website is mind boggling link here, the exhibit has just a few installations, each unique and thought provoking. Kapoor gave a talk in 2017 at Usina del Arte in La Boca when he told a funny anecdote about a man who threw his glasses onto a black circle created by Kapoor stating “This isn’t art!!!” As his glasses fell into the void he had to swallow his words. A similar work forms part of this exhibition so I’d not recommend testing the same theory. We will talk about each of the works over lunch so that you will have a better understanding and appreciation when you see them,

FUNDACION PROA
As some of you know from our last visit, fundacion PROA is not a museum since it has no collection. Yet it brings some of the most important contemporary artists from around the world and has a new educational facility, PROA 21 a couple of blocks away.

CAFE PROA
On the top floor of the foundation building Cafe Proa looks over the Riachuelo inlet and the Iconic Loading Bridge Puente Transbordador Nicolás Avellaneda built in 1914 and now a national monument. You can also catch a glimpse of the top of the Bombonera, Boca staduim, if you go out on to the balcony.