March Monthly Dinner

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!]


Here are the details:

Time: Tuesday March 26, 2013, at 8:45 p.m.

Place: 4141 Restaurante, located at Honduras 4141 (hence the name 4141; this is about 1/2 block from Gascón, in Palermo Viejo).

Cost: $ 150 per person, inclusive of three course meal, one glass of wine (which will probably be augmented without cost), one water or soda, cubierto and tip.

RSVP to Jim Isaacs at

Finally, the menu:

First course (this will be served fairly close to 9 p.m., so that those who need to be at work the next day will not be out too late)

Tomato Soup
Pear, prosciutto and rucula salad

Main Course:

Brisket of beef (a favorite of almost all who have tried it at 4141) with choice of side dishes
Nut and ricotta cheese ravioli
Moroccan chicken


Flan with port sauce
Ice Cream Soda with apples, fennel and parsley (yup, they mean it, and it is good)

April Book Club

Thanks to everyone who joined us in March for our book club meeting — it was great to continue to see new faces and we hope to see more in the future!  We wanted to provide everyone with the information for our April meeting and also  share the book chosen for May.

Here is the information for our April Book Club meeting:

Book choice: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 13h00 -15h00
Location: Recoleta

Please email your RSVP to:
(She will send you the exact address)

Also, to help people plan for upcoming meetings, the group also decided on a book for the May meeting. The book chosen is Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout.  Stay tuned for the May meeting date and time which will be announced after April’s book club meeting.

Hope to see you all on April 8th!

The Book Club Organizers

*This event is limited to current BAIN members only.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN, contact*

March Social Monthly Meeting


FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT 5:00pm

BAIN Downtown members are invited to join in this month’s Strictly Social meeting.  Continue St. Patrick’s Day into the week at Downtown Matias in Recoleta, an Irish pub located next to Starbucks in the Terrazas Buenos Aires Design Center.  Our start time is 5 p.m., BAIN will provide appetizers and there is a 2 for 1 happy hour menu available!

Location:  Downtown Matias at the Buenos Aires Design Center in Recoleta (next to the Recoleta Cemetery, nearest the intersection of Av Libertador and Pueyrredon).

Date and Time:  Friday, March 22 5:00 p.m.

Program:  Conversation!  Meet someone new!  Bring friends and introduce them to BAIN!  We will provide light appetizers and finger food while our guests enjoy the happy hour specials of 2 for 1 on beverages.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests and BAIN Suburbs members – AR$50*

*If you join BAIN at the meeting, your guest fee is waived.

(The fee to join BAIN for a year’s membership is AR$250)

Other Notes:

The BAIN Downtown website:

Check out our website at for the online membership directory and more.

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March Ladies Night Out

Open New Doors to Friends New and Old!

BAIN LADIES NIGHT OUT – Come join us for Happy Hour!

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Primafila Restaurant Terrace Bar, Buenos Aires Design Center Terrace

RSVP: Ann Sager,

February Monthly Meeting… in March!



BAIN Downtown members and their guests are invited to the Buenos Aires International Newcomers Downtown monthly meeting on Friday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m.  Come join us!  We’ll be socializing over cookies from Sugar and Spice; discovering new information about our adopted country, Argentina; and just having fun.


Place: ICANA, Maipú 686, (between Viamonte and Tucumán) in the city center


Our meeting will be on the ground floor in the beautiful library.


Please note that the entry is at Maipú 686, and NOT at Maipú 672


Date: Friday, March 1 (Due to the short month, our February meeting is taking place in March!)


Time: 4.00 p.m. – members and guests begin to arrive


4.30 p.m. – the program begins


5.30 p.m. – after-meeting social, venue To Be Announced

Program:  The topic of this month’s presentation will be Argentine popular culture and its heritage, by anthropologist, Mara Tissera Luna.  Ms. Luna studied in the Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Filosofía y Letras and focused her studies on Sociocultural Orientation. She currently works for NGO Relaf,, which deals with the fulfilment of children’s rights and public policies for the care of children without parental care.  Starting this past December, she is also a professor at UBA.


Fees:  BAIN Downtown members – no charge


Non-members/Guests – AR$50


We look forward to seeing you on Friday!


March Book Club

Dear all,

Our first Book Club of the year was a great success, loads of new
faces which we hope to see more often in the future!

Book Cub announcement for March:
Book choice: The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafan
Date: Tuesday 12 March
Time: 13h00 -15h00

Location: Puerto Madero

Please email your RSVP to:
(She will send you the exact address)

The group also decided on a book choice for April. The book choice
during April will be: Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgener

Hope to see you all on 12 March!

The Book Club Organizers

February Ladies Night Out











It is time again for good cheer and fun with friends at BAIN’s February Ladies Night Out!

Date: Wednesday, February 13

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Primafila Restaurant Terrace Bar, Buenos Aires Design Center Terrace

RSVP: Ann Sager,

Ladies Night HH Feb 13


February Monthly Dinner

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, 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

Primer Plato:
Brisket (Tapa de Asado ahumado)
Baked Potato w/ Stuffings (Papa plomo c/ guarniciones)
Coleslaw (ensalada de zanahoria, repollo blanco y colorado c/ mayo)

Segundo Plato:
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)

Brownies (by Sugar & Spice)

New Year’s Kick Off Meeting

Club Espanol Sala AutonomiaHappy New Year!  From all of us here at BAIN Downtown, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!  

As everyone settles into 2013, we want to invite everyone to join us as  BAIN holds its annual New Year’s celebration with an afternoon cocktail party at Club Español. 

On Friday afternoon, January 25, at 5:00 p.m we will meet in the Sala Autonomia (on the fourth floor, you can use the elevator or the stairs) to enjoy catered snacks from the Club Español restaurant, beverages and a champagne toast! With this being a catered event, please be kind and RSVP. Bring a friend! (let us know about them too!).  RSVP to by Friday, January 18th. 

The beautiful Club Español, a 100 year-old landmark located just south of Avenida de Mayo, across from the Avenida 9 de Julio (on Bernardo de Irigoyen 172 between Hipolito Yrigoyen and Adolfo Alsina).

Here is a link for directions:,-58.380446&spn=0.019321,0.036135&fb=1&hq=club+espa%C3%B1ol&hnear=Buenos+Aires,+Argentina&t=m&z=15

This meeting is FREE for BAIN Members, $150 pesos for guests.  The guest fee is waived for anyone who joins BAIN Downtown at the meeting.  This is a great opportunity for those that still need to renew their membership

 We look forward to seeing you there!

December Morning Coffee: Cookie Exchange!

Just in time for the holidays!

The December BAIN Coffee will feature a holiday cookie exchange!  If you would like to have an assortment of HOMEMADE baked goodies for your place for the holidays (if you can resist eating them all before then!), please join us for this event.  If you’ve never been to a cookie exchange, the rules are simple:

1) Bring 2-3 dozen HOMEMADE cookies to the event (yes, that means you have to bake, not buy!),

2) Bring the recipe for your cookies to share with the rest of the group,

3) Those who bring cookies will be able to leave with an assortment of other people’s goodies

4) Enjoy!

The Morning Coffee/Cookie Exchange will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:30am in Recoleta (address provided upon RSVP). If you are planning to join in the fun of the Cookie Exchange, please bring an extra dozen or so for sampling at the table while having your coffee.  If this sounds like fun to you then please RSVP to our hostess, Milena Newhook at

We hope you can join us!