we woke up to severe storms and flash flooding on our 2nd day which was actually welcomed since the day before was really hot and humid. after breakfast we sat on the couch in the living room and reminisced about every trip we’ve taken together and determined we’ve slept in 70 beds in 4.25 years. sort of amazing to me!
we went to a late lunch around 4pm at Las Cholas. we were there for at least 3 hours (and multiple bottles of Malbec), including a full power outage and street flood.
I needed something green.
we made it back to the hotel for a mini siesta before heading to a group dinner and a night of dancing at Tequila. we were the first to go home sometime near 5:00am.
(insert sleeping in, a hazy morning, late breakfast, and a cab ride to our 2nd hotel)
welcome macarons and chocolates? don’t mind if I do. and the biggest bed I’ve ever seen (we have a king at home, but this was the equivalent of two doubles).
we set out to walk around the neighborhood. if I had to compare BA to NYC, I’d say Palermo is like Soho (trendy, chic boutiques and restaurants) and Recoleta is like the Upper East Side (museums, historical parks, upscale hotels and shopping).
we found a perfect spot for a healthy lunch after beef & French fries the night before.
incredible salad with greens, smoked salmon, hard-boiled egg, potatoes, avocado.
another attempt at a siesta before our 9:30pm dinner reservation at Casa Felix, “a Chef House or Supper Club” recommended by the Marketing Director at Algodon Mansion. this was one of the coolest dining experiences we’ve ever had!
welcome drinks and fresh bread with bean spread.
botana and salad (details above)
wine pairings: Chardonnay, Malbec Rose, Tempranillo
intermezzo – lemon verbena granita
the main dish was a tamale with a perfect piece of perch on top and the most delicious roasted peppers and pipian – a sauce made from pumpkin seeds.
for dessert, elderberry and passion fruit ice cream with grilled fig (from a tree in the garden), and a homemade quinoa cookie.
our new friends, Karen and Bob from Sausalito, who captured some photos for us.
the overall experience: slow pace to enjoy each course, great company (about 20 people total) from all over the world, the chef came out to serve each course and tell us more about the dish. many of the ingredients come from the garden. a magical night.
the dinner started at 9:30pm. we got home around 1:30am and crashed hard!
more to come involving horses and pink champagne…
can you believe it’s already Friday? hope you have a wonderful weekend!