Esquina Carlos Gardel – Restaurant

At the corner of the alley named after Carlos Gardel and Anchorena street, next to a statue that immortalizes the most famous tango singer, there used to be a restaurant that was the gathering place for the colorful characters of the popular market of Buenos Aires.

More than 100 years later, as if by magic, the story comes back into life. Esquina Carlos Gardel, located exactly on the same lot where Chanta Cuatro used to be, offers an unmatched, unbeatable alternative in Tango show restaurants.

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Dinner starts at 8 30 pm, the show at 10 30 pm and finishes at midnight. Esquina Carlos Gardel is open every day year round.

You can enjoy the most delicious dishes of international cuisine, with Argentinean specialties and a selected wine list. Dinner is a la carte, and includes all the beverages.

Elegance and splendor share every corner of this dazzling place.
The tango show goes through the history of tango and almost 25 artists are on stage every night.

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Through the tango show guests will understand the history of tango from its beginnings to the present. The proposal also perfectly combines classical dance stage and ballroom tango.

The five pairs of dancers on stage every night dazzle with classic performances and modern interpretations of acrobatic tango, under the care and direction of Dolores de Amo.

The magnificent costumes accompanied the various proposals in an exquisite way.

 

Early tango was known as tango criollo. Today, there are different types of tango dance such as Argentine tango or Uruguayan. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one which is closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay.

Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.
Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.

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The word “tango” seems to have first been used in connection with the dance in the 1890s. Initially it was just one of the many dances, but it soon became popular throughout society, as theaters and street barrel organs spread it from the suburbs to the working-class slums, which were packed with hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, primarily Italians, Spanish and French.

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La Cabaña grill restaurant

la_cabanaLa Cabaña is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established in 1935, it serves the best Argentine beef on the grill accompanied by excellent wine, a menu that turned La Cabaña into a source of inspiration for local cooking and that has been widely replicated all over the town.

It has already been 75 years of excellence and La Cabaña continues to deliver its services in a singular atmosphere where original style and tradition are still on. They invite you to enjoy any of their grilled beef cuts and, if you are willing to wait for an hour, you can have a unique experience tasting our classic “Great Baby Beef” – we suggest you do, savoring a glass of wine and in nice company.

You do not get to know the purest Argentine cuisine without visiting La Cabaña restaurant.

History

l_19_la-caba-a4On September 14th, 1935 Francisco Lapietra opened his restaurant on 400 Entre Ríos Avenue. It was a large Norman-style room seating 450 diners and a private dining room that accommodated 60 people on the first floor. Two stuffed Hereford cows at the restaurant entrance stood as the perfect photo op for tourists who believed that the animals´ tails were lucky charms to be touched. The restaurant had a six-meter window with three rows of half carcasses hanging from hooks, with Aberdeen Angus at the top, Hereford in the middle and Shorthorn at the bottom, so that guests were free to pick the cut they preferred.
The restaurant was an immediate success for two types of clientele: those who were looking for a quiet family dinner and those who arrived at late hours after a night out. The relaxed atmosphere and the icon dish on the menu, the 
“Delicioso Bife de Chorizo” – Delicious Sirloin Strip Steak – lured people to return time and again.
The restaurant´s guestbook includes the names of the main figures of the 20th century going from Louis Armstrong, Fidel Castro and Charles de Gaulle to Sophia Loren and Charlton Heston. 

It closed its doors in 1996 and remained so until it was acquired by Orient Express Hotels, a chain of luxury hotels, trains and cruises that reopened it in the exclusive area of Recoleta. Some years later, the restaurant returned to the hands of Argentine owners who have relocated it in the heart of the top restaurant area in Buenos Aires giving it back the cherished essence of the original LA CABAÑA. As it could not have been otherwise, the landscape of La Cabaña includes the Luna Park, Corrientes Avenue and, far back, the Obelisk as well as the lights and modern atmosphere of Puerto Madero. That is exactly the point: renewed passion for our cuisine combined with the best of our history to be continued…

Cuisine

top_clases_cocinaThe menu shows the best of modern traditional Argentine cuisine where the grill plays a leading role. All beef cuts are carefully selected by the chef.

Special mention should be made to the Kobe beef in the menu. Considered by experts as one of the best beef all over the world, Kobe beef is renowned for its flavor, juice and tenderness resulting from the marbled texture of Wagyu cattle and the distinctive feeding techniques applied throughout the life of the animal.

Wine Tastings

top_degustacionWine tasting sessions take place 1 hour before lunch or dinner at the restaurant. These sessions are hosted by a sommelier who describes the virtues of each wine region and, also, the strong points of each grape variety grown in our country.

The wines participating in these tasting sessions – included in the menu- are the most representative of Argentina. Additional information on the wine and grape varieties tasted is provided together with the stores where you can buy the products.

Location

La Cabaña is located in the prestigious district of Puerto Madero, a recently revamped posh area in Buenos Aires next to the Colón Opera House, the financial district and the famous Obelisk.

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Special weekends at Cordoba

Artisan Flea Market (Barrio Güemes)

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Ten blocks away from Córdoba urban historical shell, we got deep into the renowned Bohemian neighborhood called Güemes to visit the artisan flee market “Paseo de las Artes”. This area is today a meeting place and a hot touristic spot that grows constantly. Every day new restaurants and bars open their doors to the crowd that visits the crafts market on weekends.flea 2

End the day at “El Mercado Central”. A fantastic space that awake all the senses, this restaurant is one of the last big news about the local cuisine. This is an outstanding entrepreneurship mounted in a completely renovated warehouse located in the renowned Barrio Güemes, and endowed with great design and lovely setting space.

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Finally If you want a little bit more of fun …just cross the street and you will enjoy one of the most popular Tango Shows in town at “El Arrabal”. This is a traditional restaurant which becomes bar at night. It is one of the old-styles restaurants in Cordoba. At 6 pm they organize tango lessons and from Thursdays to Saturdays at 11 pm tango shows are held. It also hosts excellent milonga, salsa and folklore shows.

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111 Hotel

If you have not yet decided where to stay, 111 Hotel is strategically located in the traditional corner of Hipólito Yrigoyen avenue and Montevideo street in Nueva Córdoba slider2-escalera-barneighborhood, within the so-called “Media Legua de Oro” (golden half a league). The hotel stands on the epicenter of the cultural, social, gastronomic and tourist activity, and only a couple of meters away from the economic, financial, commercial city center, and the artisan market also.
Yrigoyen 111 Hotel was built from one of Nueva Córdoba’s traditional old mansions from the year 1900. Its facade and interiors were restored by specialists so as to preserve the cultural heritage of the city.
It is a modern urban executive hotel, with a unique modern elegant and restrained style.
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Yrigoyen 111 Hotel has 78 rooms, an Events and Convention Center, and a recreational area, all distributed in its 15 stories. Each story has carpeted hallways creatively decorated with giant pictures of the city of Córdoba and with design details that provide a unique modern and comfortable style.A full breakfast buffet is served on the first floor.
Our 1906 Lounge Bar is the perfect space to relax while enjoying our delicious cocktails and our delightful coffee bar. All guests can enjoy our fitness center and swimming pool located on our rooftop terrace with exceptional views of the city.

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Alcorta Restaurant, Cordoba, Argentina

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If you are planning a hunting trip to Cordoba, Argentina you should take a few days to tour this beautiful city and why not try this famous restaurant?

In the year 2000, Alcorta Meats and Wines is born, and with it, a new concept of “argentine restaurant”.

The Place

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Wood, metal, wine and in-sight grill combine with the Alcorta salon to provide warmth, tradition and modernity of the Argentine cuisine.

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Location

Located in the heart of the city of Cordoba, on the beautiful and traditional “Cañada”, this restaurant is famous all around the world for its exquisite dishes and wines.

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The Menu

While grilled meat in all its forms is the specialty of Alcorta, the menu is combined by many gourmet dishes, including white meat, fish and pasta.

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Each dish is delicately chosen, and the variety reflects the history of Argentina, a country made up largely of immigrants.

So, if you are in town, you should definitely visit this restaurant!

More information at:

http://www.alcortacarnes.com.ar/#/. home

Hilton Hotel

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If you are planning a hunting trip to Argentina, you may want to consider visiting Buenos Aires for a couple of days and enjoy its culture and beauty. An excellent accommodation for your staying is the luxurious Hilton Hotel.

Located in the prestigious Puerto Madero, Hilton Buenos Aires is within walking distance to many attractions, including the financial district and major businesses, landmarks, shopping and endless dining options, with easy access to local and international airports.

If you are looking for great business convenience or family comfort in Buenos Aires, our Hilton Buenos Aires hotel is here to help you make the most of your stay. Enjoy our convention center, a complete fitness area, pools and more, in the heart of Puerto Madero.

The rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work. You can choose a type of room according to your needs.

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Executive Room – Lounge

In Argentina, food is our passion! Therefore, Hilton Buenos Aires offers three gastronomic concepts to delight everyday of your stay.

Enjoy a delicious and creative menu at El Faro Restaurant.  They guarantee that you will be mesmerized with their Chef Emiliano Sabino’s cuisine, which adds an Argentinean flare to international dishes.

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El Faro Restaurant

The Mosto Wine Bar is the perfect place to relax while enjoying afternoon drinks or a refined wine from their walk-in wine cellar.

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Mosto Wine Bar

If you prefer to have coffee with pastries, visit Panadero Take Away, which offers amazing products from our own Pastry, that you can either take with you or enjoy in the hotel’s lobby.

Fitness and Recreation

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The Hilton Hotel also offers many possibilities for those who may want to relax or exercise.

-Cardio Theater Viewing System

-Dry Sauna (both men and women)

-Massage Service

-Massage and Dry Sauna

-Personal Training

-Stretching Classes

For more information go to:  http://www3.hilton.com/

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Wines: Rutini Malbec

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Rutini is a winery in the Maipu Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. It was founded in the late 19th century by Italian winemaker Felipe Rutini.

In 1994, Rutini was acquired by Argentinian winemaking icons Nicolas Catena and Jose Benegas Lynch, who have elevated the winery to become one of the region’s top quality producers.

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In Argentina, Rutini is among the most prestigious widely available brands, and this wine offers a few hints why. Inky and dense with attractive berry aromas and a touch of cinnamon and sweet spice. A fully, fruity wine, with excellent body, intense tannins, flavors of cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum intermingled with hints of cardamom and pepper, a long, full finish.

It’s a delicious wine to accompany a barbecue! I suggest you to store it for a year or so before open it!

 

 

Michel Rolland

Michel Roland, 66 years old

Michel Roland, 66 years old

Michel Rolland is an influential Bordeaux-based oenologist, with hundreds of clients across 13 countries and influencing wine style around the world. He works with serious producers in just about every major wine-making region on the globe, including Argentina.

In 1988, Dany and Michel Rolland were asked to be consultants to one of the oldest families in the valley of Calchaqui. There they discovered Cafayate, a true paradise for viticulture in the north-west of Argentina and they fell in love with the country, its culture, traditions and its people.

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Calchaqui valley

These French wine consultants were convinced that unique, outstanding wines could be produced in this mountain region of the Andes foothills. Dany and Michel decided to put all their passion and savoir-faire to work with their Argentinean friends to produce the wine called Yacochuya.

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Yacochuya is a 100% Malbec wine that is aged 18 to 24 months in new French oak barrels.

-Color: deep garnet-red

-Nose: meaty, toasted oak, leather with hints of dried currant

-Palate: well crafted, great balance in the aromatic array which unwinds harmoniously right up to the finish, then the tannis appear before giving way to liquorice aromas that linger on a refreshing finish.

Have you try this wine before? I suggest you to pair Yacochuya with roasted lamb, or pasta with mushroom sausage.

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