Argentina hits The Big Apple?

2006.Mar.06 Monday · 1 comment

in Restaurants

Buenos Aires – To my New York friends, I look forward to reports on the new “Buenos Aires” restaurant in the East Village. The meat, obviously, will have to be different, as I don’t believe Argentine beef is brought into the U.S., at least not in any quantity. This report from Andrea Strong over at The Strong Buzz came in this morning:

If Brazil has the churrascaria, then Buenos Aires has the parillada, a grill built for Argentina’s beautiful grass-fed beef. Bringing the beefy world of Argentine fare to New York City next week is Karina De Marco with her debut restaurant, Buenos Aires. De Marco will feature free-range Argentine beef along with signatures like Mollejas al Verdeo – sautéed sweetbreads and scallions in white wine sauce, Parrillada Buenos Aires – a massive mixed grill of short ribs, skirt steak, chorizo, blood sausage, and sweetbreads, and Milanesa de Carne a Caballo – a breaded beef cutlet topped with fried eggs, served with mashed potatoes or French fries. On the 29th of each month, Buenos Aires will serve gnocchi, an Argentine tradition that is meant to bring good luck. The restaurant, located in the East Village, is marked by hardwood floors, oversized mirrors, studded cowhide panels and black and white photographs of Buenos Aires. French Doors open to a garden patio that seats fifteen in the rear of the restaurant. Buenos Aires is located at 513 E. 6th Street, between Avenue A and B, 212-228-2775.

Not that this is the first Argentine restaurant in NYC – there is Gauchas on the Upper East Side, but I gather that it’s limited to pizza and empanadas, and Novecento in SoHo, my one experience there in the past (despite being a branch of a restaurant here) was that while good quality, it wasn’t particularly authentic, and extraordinarily high priced.


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Paz March 7, 2006 at 16:30

Hmm… interesting, but I’d like to eat in the real place, the real country… When I ever get down to the East Village, I’ll check it out. Thanks for the heads up.


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