TWO Restaurants you want to eat at, in BsAs.
La Vineria de Gualterio Bolivar – American Food & Wine Magazine published a list of 20 new restaurants in the world that offer ‘a unique and exciting experience on the planet’, among which La Vineria is one.
Taste comes from memory – gourmet shift towards “naturalistic” to places like forests, sea, hills, mountains and aromas that remind these places.
“My kitchen is mutating into a naturalism – brutalism. As a leitmotif, or search for arming the menus, the chef dives into the emotional memory, memories of places where he or travel, music (also a musician), he says: “I live with it since I have memory,” literature, and above all the products (quality, seasonality, freshness) – Chef Digilio
Chef Alejandro Digilio, is a whimsical character, eyes filled with excitement, dancing, singing, sharing his cute stories, AND preparing dish after dish that was cutting-edge culinary best. Oh and by the way I was honored to be a guest in his private celebration for the restaurant’s 4th anniversary.
Plating the next few dishes
Here is what I remember, thanks to my camera, I have also captured the journey.
A menu mysterious, one because I don’t understand Spanish and two, some are just conceptual names based on his imaginations
Pate and Croquettes
Corn dog looking fried goodness
Oh.. this was amazing, Foamy Eggs
His experiment of a frozen salad, with bits of cheese ice
Jar with leaves to help you inhale the aroma of a forest, that accompanied the meat
Parmesan Truffle balls that melted in your mouth, a salty shot to cleanse you right after
Fish with a side of powdered dry leaves, almost smelled like dark wood
Interpretation of Coffee
And then there was Champagne
This was all of us.. left to me was another famous Chef from Argentina who owns Cafe San Juan
Meals like this comes with you home…
Aramburu – is a speakeasy restaurant that gets its place here for the highly creative food that let me wonder if there was a Food Museum, these plates would have to be framed.
Aramburu was THE best food experience we had in BsAs. I would give 9 for Innovation and 9 for Tasty, Yummy (include all adjectives) and 10 for continually understanding flavors that work together! These dishes really blew us away!
The tiny hole in the wall entrance in a dim-lit neighborhood to take you to a modern Kitchen that acts as the center stage.
Tiny bits of tasty morsels as starters
Serving with a paper clip, love it!
Crunchy potatoes with meat gelato
Carrot Pasta in a hot sauce pan
Hot Stone cooking our octopus
We were at the Chef’s Table watching the magic unfold
Liquid Nitrogen in our Dessert
Air as refresher and palate cleanser
And I want more…