Monday, February 28, 2011
After almost a week at Eco Yoga Park eating only vegetarian, ecological food (SO good!), we came back to Buenos Aires all relaxed from yoga, meditation and gardening - check out my blog for photos. I have to admit that we were ready for some beef, red wine and a party with our friends here.
We decided to go to a so-called puerta cerrada (closed-door restaurant), a phenomenon for a long time in the city. It can be difficult to find, as the restaurants often are private peoples apartments. There are no signs on the door or building, and rumors of these types of restaurants are either word of mouth or a search online.
We went to “La cocina discreta”. A lovely woman from Mexico hosted the event for the 12 of us, while her husband cooked up a storm in the kitchen. A nice dining area with a square table and huge photos of Indian elephants on the walls made a good atmosphere. The kitchen had a French feel and the warmth of the place was just amazing.
(All our BA-friends, ready for a great food experience!)
(Only a number on the front-door, not a sign of a restaurant inside. Shelley giving our hostess a kiss goodbye and thanks for a great time!)
It really was a great night! Three courses, lots of wine and a different culinary experience from the tasteful parillas (steakhouses) we´ve visited frequently.
I´ve fallen in love with Buenos Aires, but now we´re leaving this beautiful city. Mendoza and wine-country awaits us next!
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