BAIN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL MEETING

FRIDAY, December 6 at 6:00 pm

BAIN Downtown members are invited to join in this month’s Strictly Social meeting.  We’re meeting at a new venue, DANDY, which has lovely outside space and a nice view onto Avenida de Libertador.

We will be there starting at 6:00 p.m.  BAIN will provide appetizers and there is a 2 for 1 happy hour menu available.

Location:  DANDY, Avenida del Libertador 2410 (corner of Bulnes in Palermo)

Date and Time:  Friday, December 6 at 6:00 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:

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

Want to stay up to date with all of BAIN Downtown’s events?  Sign up to follow our blog, or like us on Facebook.

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week, a new bi-annual event in which 25 of the best restaurants in the city will offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held from September 16 – 29.

With similar editions in New York, San Pablo, Milan and other major cities worldwide, the goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to learn about premium restaurants and taste unique dishes at attractive prices.

Each restaurant will offer a fixed three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) with a fixed price of $ 99 pesos for lunch and $ 169 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service and tip + optional $ 1 Peso to be donated to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

The restaurants participating are:

  • Agraz – Caesar Park Hotel
  • Akira Nikkei
  • Aldo´s Vinoteca Restoran
  • Astor Bistró
  • AyG Buenos Aires
  • Azema
  • Azul Profundo
  • Bernata
  • Bice
  • Bio Solo Organico
  • Blanch
  • Brasserie Petanque
  • Cardinale (Hotel Sheraton)
  • Cardon
  • Casa Cruz
  • Club 31 restaurant-Grand Hotel
  • Crizia
  • Demuru
  • Deriva
  • Doppio Zero
  • Francesco
  • La Brasserie – Marriot Plaza Hotel
  • La Rosa Náutica
  • Leopoldo
  • Le Grill
  • Mercado Central
  • Mooi
  • Mullu
  • Novecento
  • Plaza Grill – Marriott Plaza Hotel
  • Sipan Palermitano
  • Sivela 465 – Mio Hotel
  • Social Paraíso
For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit: www.bafoodweek.com.
If places are left available, people may also attend directly the restaurant of their choice.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal.
The additional 15% discount with Mastercard Black or Platinum cards only applies to cards issued in Argentina.

Thank you to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide for the information above.  To keep up with this an other events in Buenos Aires, we have added a feature called “Blogs We Read” to the lower right-hand corner of the BAIN Downtown site.  Or, subscribe to My Buenos Aires Travel Guide and receive all of her posts though email!

September Ladies Night Out

Spring is just around the corner so it’s a perfect time for a new venue for Ladies Night Out.  Come join us at the Confiteria La Paris, Av. del Libertador 4041 (corner of Av. Dorrego)

Time:  6 to 8:30 pm

Date:  Wednesday, September 18

RSVP:  Teresa Ezcurra, tezlg@hotmail.com

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

El Baqueano

Baqueano
Address: Chile Nº 495 esquina Bolivar
Phone: 4342-0802

This gem of a restaurant located in San Telmo, a barrio in the city where we rarely get to for dinner. It’s a shame too, because this is a fantastic place to eat. Thank you to Daniel Taddese for your talk at the BAIN June Monthly Meeting for letting us in on this little secret!

Reservations are a must and they don’t print menus.  The inside is modestly decorated but comfortable with a large bar – though it doesn’t look like the bar seats are used much. There is a set “degustacion” that changes every 3 months or so, presented on a chalkboard to each table as you sit down.  The set menu has eight steps for AR$230 with the three supplemental steps available for an additional price per dish.

There is also the wine pairing available for an additional AR$135, we skipped this option but it was an ample amount of wine for the price.

The meal started with a choice of freshly baked oregano or whole grain bread along with an olive oil tasting.  I can’t pretend that my pallet is refined enough to know the difference between the oils, but they were all good with bread and we ate all of them and asked for seconds.

The first step off of the menu started a theme that continued through the meal.  Degustacion de papas was potatoes served a few different ways.  There were mashed, roasted, fried and delicious.

Each step was completely different.  We enjoyed llama, shrimp, deer, beets and all of them made with ingredients from Argentina.  It helped that they were all quite pretty to look at too.

Beets served multiple ways, delicious just like the potatoes, but there is something about pureed beets that makes me think of the opening credits to Dexter.

I also appreciate a pre-dessert palate cleanser.  It doesn’t take away from the dessert, but gives you something sweet prior to the real deal.  This particular course had a great fruit sorbet, topped with peppercorns, a strange and surprisingly solid pairing.

For the next degustacion we had apples.  This time there were more ways than I thought possible to prepare apples on the plate; a fried apple chip, pureed apples, thinly sliced “raw” apples, an apple sorbet, some sort of apple gelatin surrounded by a cold apple broth.  Good, clean, fresh except the gelatin, which is never a good idea in my mind.

The final course, the real dessert was a ying/yang chocolate dish.  The chocolate was rich and tasty, and the presentation was cool, the waitress poured the two sauces at the table, but the white chocolate was a miss.  It was served cold while the dark chocolate was served hot, which added to the fact that in contrast there was no flavor to the white chocolate – it was more milk-y than dessert-y.  Don’t get me wrong, I ate the whole thing, but that would be my response if anyone ever asked :).

This was a great meal, quiet atmosphere and interesting food all at a decent price here in Buenos Aires.  It also gives me more reason to return to San Telmo, a place I rarely go after dark.  Our next visitors looking for a fun place to eat should keep this one in mind!  We will certainly be back.

American Club Labor Day Celebration

Dear Friends & Supporters:

The American Society of the River Plate will celebrate the United States of America’s Labor Day Picnic at the Alamo Bar on Monday September 2. It begins at 7:00pm.

El Alamo Bar Palermo
Ave Cordoba 5267
Palermo, Buenos Aires

7 pm Beers and Burgers

Guest Speakers Attorneys Rob Urban and Laurence Wiener

RSVP Only: Please reply to confirm attendance tobenjamin.lodmell@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Benjamin Lodmell
President

The American Society

 

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!

Want to stay up to date with all of BAIN Downtown’s events?  Sign up to follow our blog, or like us on Facebook!

American Night Happy Hour

Consular officers from the U.S. Embassy will be attending the next American Night happy hour at the Hard Rock Café in Buenos Aires, this Thursday, July 18th from 5 – 9 pm.  This event will provide a chance to socialize and network within our expat community as well as get answer to your questions about services the Embassy offers to U.S. citizens, including passport renewal, transmition of citizenship to your children, documenting their birth overseas as U.S. citizens, and immigrant and non-immigrant visas.  

Additionally, several dozen Argentine university students preparing to participate in the Summer, Work, Travel exchange program in the U.S. will be present and anxious to learn about our country and pratice their English.  The Hard Rock Cafe has agreed to offer Two-for-One drink specials and discounted food for all in attendence.  We hope to see you there!

American Citizen Services

U.S. Embassy