November Book Group

Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

We have moved the book group meeting to the second Tuesday of the month for November and December.  We will meet on November 10 at 3:30 pm in the Manhattan Club Grand Cafe.

This month we are reading Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar.  This book can be read sequentially or by using hopscotch.  My understanding is that one should read it first sequentially and then by following the “instructions” in the beginning of the book.

As organizers, we realize that this book selection is longer than our normal selections but we hope that you will attempt to read a portion of it prior to the book club.  We also will pay more attention to book length in the future.

Details of the meeting and summaries of the November and December selections are below.  As always, please send any suggestions for books to Jennifer Corrou at jendan@gmail.com.

November Book Club

Date:  November 10, 2015

Time:  3:30pm

Place:  Manhattan Club Grand Cafe

Address:  Cabildo 1792 (corner of La Pampa)

NOVEMBER 

Hopscotch: A Novel by Julio Cortazar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and La Maga’s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira’s astonishing adventures.

DECEMBER (December 14, 2015)

My Struggle: Book by Karl Ove Knausgaard  (Author), Don Bartlett (Translator)

My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues–death, love, art, fear–and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

Ladies’ Night Out — Thursday, June 11

This month we will enjoy an amazing blend of elegance and tradition at thelobby lounge of the Park Tower (the Luxury Collection Hotel attached to the Sheraton in Retiro).

Place: Park Tower, Av. Leandro N. Alem 1193
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 6:30 pm
Deal: 210 pesos includes a picada, wine and champagne.

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

REMINDER – Get your tickets for the Fall Fling! Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m.

Additional contact information at end of message!

FALL FLING!

Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 6.00 to 10.00 p.m.
Venue: Pur Sang in Recoleta, Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

 

 

Dress code? Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost: Members – AR$150
Non-Members – AR$250*
*Guests who join at this event will pay the AR$150 member cost. Cost of membership is AR$250

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
(see any Board member at any BAIN event;more contact information below)

Join us for BAIN Downtown’s newest event of the year

Fall Fling will be reminiscent of the NovemberEnd of Year Party, but on a slightly smaller scale.
Enjoy sweet and savory appetizers, juices and soft drinks, red and white wine, and champagne.
Saxophone, guitar and vocals performed throughout the evening by Fabián Giuri

For more information or to purchase your tickets, come to any BAIN Downtown event, contact a BAIN Downtown Board Member:
Toni at tonilin@aol.com
Bonnie at bonniekraft@yahoo.com
Silvia at silporta@hotmail.com
Solange at shmecham25@gmail.com
Raisa at raisa.rautala@formin.fi
or send a note to bain.downtown@gmail.com

Vintium Bags – You could win a bag all your own!

Paola Castro is an Uruguayan woman leaving in Buenos Aires with extensive experience in the hospitality industry and loves to travel.  She has combined her love for wine and fashion and created the company Vintium Bags, the best accessory to any “Bring Your Own Wine” event.  If you are heading to a friend’s house for dinner or just taking a picnic to the park, a Vintium Bag is the best way to transport your vino from point A to point B.

Vintium is a 100% Argentinian brand inspired by the latest international design trends.  The name is of Latin origin and was inspired by the Classical history of Wine.

Each bag is 100 % Argentinian Leather they are Eco Friendly – no more plastic bags to throw away, and no synthetic materials are used.  There are many unique designs and a wide range of colors and combinations.  They are squashable and foldable, which makes them ideal for traveling.

Vintium’s exclusive products combine the best Argentinian leather, providing the ideal accessory for all of your wine related needs. Functional and trendy, it provides the ideal way to transport your valuable wine. There are now designs that go beyond the world of wine and include purses and travel totes.

For more information about Vitium Bags, www.vintium.com, search for Paola Vintium on Facebook or email vintiumbags@gmail.com.

Vintium Bags is also a sponsor of the BAIN Downtown End of Year Party.  We will be raffling off a beautiful, high quality wine bag at the event.  If you haven’t done so yet, get your tickets now!

The Annual End of Year Cocktail Party

ANNUAL END-OF-YEAR COCKTAIL PARTY

Join us for BAIN Downtown’s most popular event of the year!  

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Date:  Thursday, November 14

Time:  7.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Venue:  Pur Sang in Recoleta

Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

Dress code?  Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost:  Members – AR$100

Non-Members – AR$250*

*Guests who join at this event will pay only the AR$100 member cost

Cost of membership is AR$250

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

(see any Board member at any BAIN event; more contact information below)

Enjoy a sumptuous selection of canapés, hot and chilled appetizers, sweets, 

various juices and soft drinks, red and white wine, and champagne!

Saxophone, guitar and vocals performed throughout the evening by Fabián Giuri www.fabiangiuri.com

For more information or to purchase your tickets, come to any BAIN Downtown event or contact:

Dawn Gill at dawn.e.gill@gmail.com

or Bonnie Ridley Kraft at bonniekraft@yahoo.com
or send a note to bain.downtown@gmail.com

September Luncheon

The date for the September luncheon is Thursday, September 19. Please note this is a week earlier than we normally have the luncheons.

On Thursday September 19, at 1:00 pm we will have lunch at the Benihana restaurant next to the Alto Palermo shopping center,  Ave. Coronel Díaz y Arenales (one block from Santa Fe), one of our most reliable and enjoyable venues.

Benihana restaurants are traditional Japanese hibachi steakhouses, which feature the Japanese cooking method known as “teppanyaki.”  Your meal is prepared fresh and served by a performing chef, right before your eyes. For a nice writeup on the history of the restaurant visit  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benihana. Our group has dined there previously with great reviews.

You can choose the chicken, steak or shrimp priced at 95 pesos for the chicken or 100 pesos for the other options. This includes soup, salad, water or gaseosa and the main course. Please note that the hibachi chicken rice is an optional extra. If this is offered by the waitress, it is an additional 10 pesos!

Check out their Spanish language site at   http://www.benihana.com.ar/Benihana

Date:          Thursday September 19

Time:         1:00 pm

Place:        Benihana, Coronel Diaz y Arenales

Cost:          95 or 100 pesos depending on menu choice

Please RSVP to secure a place.

mweldon213@yahoo.com

Spring at the Sivori

BAIN DOWNTOWN MONTHLY MEETING

ANNUAL SPRING AT THE SIVORI EVENT

with champagne and hors d’oeuvres!

September 27th at 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  SPECIAL VENUE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR RSVP

For the past six years, we have held our popular “Welcome to Spring” meeting at the Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori.  Join us as we return to the Sivori Museum’s beautiful garden courtyard to toast the arrival of spring!

The Sivori event is one of our favorite meeting venues due to the lovely location and relaxed atmosphere. This is a catered event, with champagne, sweet and savory treats to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  Note that the event takes place earlier in the day than our normal monthly meetings, and is a perfect place to bring a friend and enjoy the outdoors!  Children are welcome!

PLACE:  Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori, Av. Infanta Isabel 555 in the Parque 3 de Febrero

  • For a map click here: http://goo.gl/maps/2sU6y
  • For directions and information on the current art exhibits, please visit the museum’s website at www.museosivori.org.ar)\
  • There is a nominal admission to enter the museum (one peso for Argentines, three pesos for everyone else)

TIME:  3 to 5 p.m.

RSVP: Unlike for our normal monthly meetings, we need you to RSVP to this event.  This is a catered event that requires a deposit, so we need to know in advance if you are coming – AND if you plan on bringing guests (children under 10 are free).  

Please RSVP to bain.downtown@gmail.com, by Wednesday, September 25th.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The meeting itself is FREE TO BAIN DOWNTOWN MEMBERS WHO RSVP.  The cost for non-members is $120 pesos.  A yearly membership with BAIN is $250 pesos, and if an RSVPed guest signs up for a BAIN Downtown membership at the event we’ll waive the guest fee!

 

September Monthly Dinner

 DEMETRIA RESTAURANT, SAAVEDRA

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)

Please R.S.V.P. to Teresa Ezcurra at tezlg@hotmail.com.

Menu options:

First course options:

  • Milanesitas de muzzarella con mix de verdes y croutons.
  • Pinchos de pollo con verdes y mayonesa de albahaca.

Main course options:

  • CARNE — Ragout de ternera con ñoquisitos de espinaca
  • PESCADO — Crocante de lenguado y papa con colchon de wok de vegetales
  • VEGETARIANO — Lasagna de calabaza, espinaca y queso con salsa de tomates

Dessert options:

  • Tarta tibia de manzana y canela con helado de Crema Americana
  • Mousse de chocolate con helado de maracuya

Drink options:

  • Un agua
  • Una gaseosa
  • Una copa de vino
  • Un porrón de cerveza

Wine & Tapas

The monthly Wine & Tapas get together is a chance for newcomers, old hands and new, to come together to visit and catch up.  Socialize, have a bite, have a sip, have fun.

You are invited to the September Wine & Tapas event.  Bring wine and a finger food to share in Palermo at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 21.

RSVP to  smecham25@yahoo.com   to let us know you will be there and to get the exact location.  We look forward to seeing you.

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New to Buenos Aires?  New to BAIN or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think!  One of our members has graciously opened her doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member who wants to attend.  If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Toni Quintana: tonilin@aol.com.

August Ladies Night Happy Hour

Join us for fun with friends on the private terrace of the Hotel Melia in Recoleta!

Wednesday, August 21

6:00 – 9:00pm

Posadas 1557

RSVP to Teresa Ezcurra: tezlg@hotmail.com
Ladies Night August 2013