September Monthly Dinner


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

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

July Monthly Dinner

BAIN Monthly Dinner

La Casa Polaca: Jorge Luis Borges 2076, Palermo

Wednesday, July 10th, 8.30pm

Enjoy some delicious comfort food to warm you through the Buenos Aires Winter

Fixed Menu
Fiambres tipicos y Placki (bunuelos de papa)

Pierogi – Pasta rellena de queso blanco y papa, con chicharrones de panceta y cebolla  a la crema

Golabki – Ninos envueltos en hojas de repollo, con relleno de carne vacuna, arroz y cebolla en salsa de tomate y hongas a la crema

Goulash – Carne vacuna guisada a la paprika con crema de leche y papas natural

Sernik – tarta de queso en salsa de frambuesas

Vinos Finca El portillo
(1/2 bottle per person included)
Agua mineral, gaseosas
Cafe o Te

Total Cost $160 including tip (cash only)


Trip Advisor:

*This event is limited to BAIN Downtown members only.  If you are interested in joining BAIN Downtown, please email

April Monthly Dinner

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).


Here are the details:

Time: Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 9 p.m.

Place: Restaurant Vasco Frances (main dining hall of the Basque cultural center) 1370 Moreno.  Parking will be validated for 2 hours; let me know if you are driving and I will get specifics to you.

Cost: $ 175 per person, inclusive of three course meal, one glass of wine (likely to be augmented), one water or soda, cubierto and tip.

RSVP to Jim Isaacs at   Space is limited/first-RSVP first served. 

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)

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)

November Ladies Night Happy Hour

 It’s almost summer…take the plunge and join us for laughter and fun with friends


Wednesday, November 21



 Recoleta BA Design Center Terrace across from Zafira in the arcade promenade


November Monthly Dinner

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.

RSVP by Sunday night, November 18 to Jim Isaacs at

Tentative Menu:
First course: all you can heap on one plate salad bar (typically including appetizers, greens, various vegetables, beans, and other goodies).

Second course:

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.


That is being worked out, too!

This Week with BAIN Downtown

There are so many exciting events this week with BAIN Downtown, it’s hard to choose which ones to attend!  Luckily, you don’t have to choose – you can attend them all!  Become a member today and your calendar will fill up quickly with lots of diverse and interesting events that are sure to catch your fancy.  Start the process by filling out our New Membership Sign-Up Form and one of our Board Members will contact you within the day!

You can always see an updated list of events on our Calendar, but here is a quick view of this week’s events:

Wednesday, September 19

  •  10:00am – 12:00pm: Baby/Toddler Group Play Date – bring your little one and join our play date in Recoleta.  This week there will be an extra treat, a sampling of baked goods from the new bakery Lucho’s Homemade Treats.  Contact Niccole de Campos to RSVP.


  • 8:45pm: Monthly Dinner at Parilla Donca – Join in our dinner group this month as guest host Jim Isaacs organizes this tasty event.  The restaurant is located at Charcas 4799 (on the corner of Godoy Cruz, in Palermo) and for a price of 125 pesos per person you get a three course meal, a glass of wine, one gaseosa or water, service/table charge and tip – not too shabby!  For a full menu, visit our Newsreel.  Contact Jim Isaacs to RSVP.

Thursday, September 20

  • 11:00am – 1:00pm: Book Club – This month’s title is Rumors of Rain by Andre Brink, a story of corruption and redemption in South Africa.  We will meet at a member’s home in Recoleta, email Sheridan Pidcock to RSVP.  This group always involves a great discussion and insight into reflections of the book, whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned reader – come and see what the book club has to offer!


  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Ladies Night Happy Hour – Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather as Ann and Margaret have organized this month’s Happy Hour at Primafila in the Recoleta Design Center terraces.  If the weather is bad we’ll be inside, but with a nice evening, this location has a great outdoor seating area! Leave the fellas at home and join in this fun, social event.  RSVP to Ann Sager: or Margaret Sauvé:


And last but certainly not least, if you haven’t RSVPed for this month’s Spring at the Sivori event, do so now!  Email or leave a comment on the event post.  BAIN Downtown members are free and guests are $60 (unless you RSVP and join at the event, you can start your membership benefits immediately!).  Join us for sweet treats and a champagne toast to welcome the arrival of spring!




September Monthly Dinner

This month’s BAIN dinner is being organized by Jim Isaacs, who also ran our May dinner.  It will be held at “Parilla Donca.”

Donca is a parilla with a full restaurant menu.  It has been well received, and has an on-site attentive owner who speaks decent English and has managed hotels and restaurants in Spain, Italy and Argentina.

Here are the details:

Time: Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 8:45 p.m.

Place: “Donca,” Charcas 4799 (on the corner of Godoy Cruz, 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).

RSVP to Jim Isaacs at

And the menu:

First course:

Spring salad (greens, beets, carrots, tomato, egg, ham and cheese)
Rustic sausage with fries
Homemade empanada with tomato garnish

Second course:

Ham and Mozzarella sorrentinos (pasta) with tomato/cream sauce
Mustard chicken with potato “virutas” (twirls)
Tira de asado (BBQ short ribs) with baked potato or green salad


Fruit salad
Flan with dulce de leche sauce

BAIN Monthly Dinner – Cafe de los Angelitos

Join us for the August BAIN Monthly Dinner!

This month, we will dine at Cafe de los Angelitos, which is one of the most traditional Argentine cafes and cultural centers.  Large groups of people visit the elegant rooms and enjoy their delicious food and wonderful atmosphere.  This cafe has witnessed “porteña” history for over a hundred years and is in the vanguard of Tango.  Though this dinner is limited to the cafe, you may want to return to Cafe de los Angelitos to experience a spectacular dinner and the elaborate and distinguished Tango Show they offer,  which was awarded the prestigious award by the Asociación de Cronistas del Espectáculo for best costume and choreography.

Date: Thursday, August 16th
Time: 8:00pm (20.00h)
Location:  2100  Rivadavia  Ave, at the corner of  Rincon (the extension of Junin)
Cost: AR$160 per person for a 3-course menu and beverage (see attached menu for details)

Please RSVP to Celia Jakimczuk, by Monday, August 13.
We hope to see you there!