This month’s BAIN dinner will be on Tuesday, July 8th. The event will be organized by Dilya Austin, our new Dinner Coordinator!The event will be in Palermo. Here are the details:Time: 9.00 p.m. (the following day, July 9th is a holiday- Independence Day in Argentina)
Place: 4141 Restaurante, Honduras 4141, Palermo
Cost: $ 230 per person, inclusive of a three-course meal, two glasses of wine, soft drinks and water, cubierto and tip.RSVP to Dilya, firstname.lastname@example.org
First course (this will be served fairly quickly as we have chosen two options to share)
Prosciutto and pear on top of arugula leaves
Hummus with Tzatziki sauce
Main Course, one of these options:
Brisket of beef with a salad
Squash ravioli with Blue cheese cream
Pork Shoulder and pineapple with mashed potatos (a favorite of almost all who have tried it at 4141)
Dessert, one of these options
This quaint restaurant offers only a few daily specials, written on one large portable chalk board. Another larger chalkboard mounted on the wall, alongside lovely photographs, displays the well thought-out wine list, filled with hand picked organic wines. On each table, books of French poetry aid in making the bistro extra classy and extra French.
By popular demand following last month’s BAIN dining experience, dinner will be a la carte with individual checks so each guest may choose their own menu.
Though it’s further from our usual locations, this is a special restaurant in Buenos Aires you’ll be glad you got to know. You go through a garden to get to the restaurant. It’s got a “je ne sais quoi” worth remembering.
Address: Ramallo 2626, entre Av. San Isidro y Vidal, Saavedra (1 block from Cabildo and 3 blocks from Puente Saavedra)
Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 8:30 pm
Price: AR$160 a person which includes first course (2 options), main course (3 options), dessert (2 options) and one drink (1 soft drink or 1 water or 1 porron de cerveza or 1 glass of wine)
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).
This month’s BAIN dinner will be on Tuesday, March 26. The event is being organized by Jim Isaacs, our part-time dinner Chairman.
The event will be at restaurante 4141 in Palermo. 4141 has been very highly rated, and was well liked by the BAIN dinner group in a May, 2012 visit. [So, you might ask: why return to a place where some of us have already eaten, when Buenos Aires has hundreds of excellent options? Because Jim is still in the United States today, and is organizing this from a distance. That means working with a restaurant manager he knows!]
For this next monthly dinner we are going to try something different, and head to a puerta cerrada! El Tejano is a Southwest style restaurant that makes 2 varieties of their own hot sauce and specializes in brisket. I hope there are others that have missed some good ol’ southern cooking!
Here are the details:
Friday, February 1, 2013
$200 pesos per person (includes dinner, water and iced tea and tip)
The Palermo Neighborhood
Anyone who is interested in attending must RSVP to email@example.com, the exact address of the event will be sent to those who RSVP on January 31st. There are only 26 seats available so send your RSVP soon!
There is a cash bar available with the following drinks and related prices:
Malbec/ Cab 750ml 60.00 pesos
Copa de Vino 20.00 pesos
Fernet Cola 20.00 peso
Coca cola 330ml 10.00 peso
Stella Artois 30.00 peso
And the dinner menu:
Hotsauces/ Salsas & Chips
Brisket (Tapa de Asado ahumado)
Baked Potato w/ Stuffings (Papa plomo c/ guarniciones)
Coleslaw (ensalada de zanahoria, repollo blanco y colorado c/ mayo)
Pork Ribs (Pechito de Cerdo a la leña)
Sweet Corn (choclo dulce)
*Always on the table (siempre sobre la mesa)*
Pickles & Onions (pepinos y cebolla)
Cornbread (Pan de Maiz)
Y un montón de Salsa BBQ
*Water & Ice Tea served free all night*
(Agua y Té gratis toda la noche)
This month’s BAIN dinner will be held on Monday, November 19 at “La Gauchita.”
Time: Monday, November 19 (start time: 8:30 p.m. by the bar at the very back of the restaurant; dinner 9 or 9:15 p.m.)
Location: Lafinur 3275 (between Cerviño and Segui) in Palermo Botanico.
La Gauchita is a good parrilla with an excellent salad bar. It has a very nice private dining area with attached bar that we will use. Please come at 8:30 p.m. for a glass of wine; dinner will be at 9 p.m. or so. The first course is a “build your own salad” so the event should not last past 11 p.m., for those with babysitting or early morning work issues.
Cost: 125 pesos per person, inclusive of a three course meal, a glass of wine, one gaseosa or water, service/table charge and tip.
First course: all you can heap on one plate salad bar (typically including appetizers, greens, various vegetables, beans, and other goodies).
Being worked out (event organizer Jim Isaacs arrived from the US yesterday). But there will be beef, chicken or fish and vegetarian options, with the option to switch to various items that used to be part of a cow or pig.
This month’s BAIN dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at “Mundano.”
Mundano is a beautiful restaurant that has live music most weekend nights. It has an inviting outdoor patio area (covered, in case of rain!) where those who wish to do so can enjoy a glass of wine at 8:30 or so. Event organizer Jim Isaacs has arranged to have Pianist Luciano Pletener come for part of the evening; Luciano plays show tunes, popular music, and tango. Dinner will be at 9 p.m., inside.
Here are the details:
Time: Wednesday October 17, 2012 (start time: 8:30 p.m. in the patio; dinner 9 p.m.)
Location: Mundano, Corner of Malabia 1401 (corner of Cabrera) in Palermo.
Cost: 125 pesos per person, inclusive of everything (a three course meal, a glass of wine, one gaseosa or water, service/table charge and tip).
First course (pre-selected to keep the evening on schedule, Jim pledges that this will NOT be a late night event)
Mundano Salad (greens, tomato, capers, artichoke, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese, with a light pesto type dressing)
Pacu (fish) seasoned with lemon, with potato
Trout wrapped in bacon, spinach tortilla and tomato cream sauce
Dark (black) risotto with shrimp and red caviar
Wok sauteed seasonal fresh vegetables over greens
Apple tart with “american” (vanilla) ice cream
Chocolate volcano with red fruit and ice cream