2017 Menu #42

2017.Dec.09 Saturday
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28 Noviembre-2 Diciembre – 2017 – November 28-December 2   Seasonal Vegetable Salpicon – Salad of cucumbers, green onions, avocados, mushrooms, green beans, palm hearts, and roasted red pepper, in a dressing of coconut milk, lime juice, olive oil, roasted garlic; herb-roasted tomato slices; chives. Salpicón de Verduras de la Estación – Ensalada de pepinos, verdeos, […]

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Bite Marks #51

2017.Dec.05 Tuesday
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Perhaps, just for kicks and grins, as the saying goes, we’ll go from the worst to the best….   Pequeña Casita China, Hipólito Yrigoyen 185, Martínez – My intention was a Chinese food crawl with a friend or two, with the idea to hit a trio (or possibly more) of places that readers have recommended in […]

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The Whine Bar

2017.Oct.29 Sunday
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There have, historically, been very few places in Buenos Aires that could be considered wine bars. Part of it seems to be the definition – this is the only city I’ve ever spent any length of time in where simply having a long wine list and offering to open a bottle at your table seems […]

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September Supping

2017.Oct.04 Wednesday
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The things we eat…. I don’t know why, I was thinking about corn-rye bread, and started thinking it might make an interesting pasta flavor profile. I didn’t want to go 100% of those, because it would likely be crumbly in pasta form, so, 1/3 cup each of fine cornmeal, fine rye flour, and fine whole […]

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Like Fine Wine

2016.May.19 Thursday
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The owners of a couple of wine shops here in town have very graciously invited me to a couple of recent consumer tastings. Both involved wines that are in a price range I don’t always get around to trying here at home, so it was a nice opportunity, and a couple of the wines will […]

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Wine, More Wine

2015.Dec.27 Sunday
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Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Rosé Brut Nature 2013, Mendoza, Argentina – pale pink, holding to the rim; apricot and minerals on the nose; moderate acidity, austere, bone dry, in fact, to the level I’m surprised this is classified as a Brut, I didn’t detect any residual sugar at all, light to medium bodied, minerally, under-ripe […]

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Wine-ing Away

2015.Dec.03 Thursday
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Bodega Chandon Cuvée Réserve Varietal Chardonnay – beautiful light yellow color, clear rim, fine bubbles; fruit forward nose with ripe apple and a hint of vanilla; on the palate, dry, medium high acidity, medium body, apple skin and ripe apple, lemon pith, vanilla; long finish, slightly bitter with lemon pith most prominent. [Recommended] Cruzat Rosado […]

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Uruguayan Wines – Round 4

2015.Nov.02 Monday
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Over the years, I’ve visited Uruguay four previous times headed to wineries… a first solo visit to Pisano in February 2005, the first time I’d been to Uruguay (pre-blog days, and I’m not counting it as a winery tour), in August of 2005, with a former friend, just us, visiting only two spots Pisano and […]

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Wines of the Week

2015.Oct.10 Saturday
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Luigi Bosca Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – pale yellow, almost clear at the rim; fruit forward nose with grapefruit and green bell pepper on the nose; on the palate, upfront moderately high acidity, dry, lots of grapefruit, bell pepper and hints of grass; medium finish heavy on the grapefruit. $17 (all prices in dollars, estimated average […]

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