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!  

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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

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

August Morning Coffee

The next BAIN Morning Coffee is coming up! Mark your calendars!

Date: Friday, August 9th
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00
Where: Recoleta

Come spend a morning making new friends and catching up with old ones.
This is a casual, fun way to mingle and meet new people and it’s open
to all BAIN Downtown members.

Never been to a coffee event before? New to BAIN or Buenos Aires? We’d love to have you join us. Let us know in your RSVP if you have any questions!

Please RSVP to Judithe Nicolai at jnicolai@yahoo.com
*Exact address provided upon RSVP. We hope you can make it!

We are looking for Morning Coffee Hosts!  You pick the date, it is a small window of time (10:30 – 12:00pm), you can limit the number of attendants if need be, and you receive AR$150 to assist in the cost of hosting.  This is a great way to keep our Morning Coffees the successful event that it is!  If you are interested in hosting a Morning Coffee, please contact Katarina Nyssens: katarina.nyssens@gmail.com.

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

July Monthly Luncheon

This month we are on a quest to find great baby back pork ribs.

We will eat at what has to be the busiest parrilla in the city. I have never passed this place after 10 pm without seeing a line of hungry customers waiting for a seat!

For those of you who are averse to pork or to meat in general they do serve a nice fish dish and have the usual cuts of beef available. However, my recommendation is to go with the ribs.

I plan to do the beverages “family style” with wine and water available at the table. You should plan on a single glass of each for the included price and extra glasses of wine will be at 10 pesos each.

Place: Recoleta, exact address provided upon RSVP.

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 12:30 pm

Cost:  100 pesos which includes wine, water, and tip. 

Please e-mail to reserve a spot with Michael: mweldon213@yahoo.com.  If you are new to BAIN, or would like to join as a guest, let Michael know so that he can provide you with the exact address and location.

July Social Monthly Meeting

BAIN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL MEETING

FRIDAY, JULY 26 AT 5:30pm

BAIN Downtown members are invited to join in this month’s Strictly Social meeting.  Help us welcome back the folks who left Buenos Aires for their winter vacation by joining us at the Downtown Matias in Recoleta, an Irish pub located next to Starbucks in the Terrazas Buenos Aires Design Center.

We will be there starting at 5:30pm., 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, July 26, 5:30 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:

Check out our website at https://baindowntown.com/, or view our new page on Pinterest for our local recommendations and references!

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