The Synthesis of Eastern & Western Thoughts

2015.May.20 Wednesday

I don’t know why, but I had near baseline expectations for this place. There was something about the whole “Asian tapas”, the location, the ambiance, maybe even the name, that just had me avoiding setting foot in Sintesis, José León Pagano 2689, just barely inside the Recoleta line from Palermo. I was sure it was […]

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Bite Marks #16

2015.May.13 Wednesday
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You may vaguely remember my mentioning Coya, Tucumán 874 in Centro, in regard to my search for a great ajiaco con conejo, or “chili rabbit”. I’ve continued to stop by now and again to see if they actually have the dish available – they haven’t. They’ve continued to use my photo of the dish from […]

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Medley of Small Plates

2015.May.11 Monday
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The owner’s idea – bring the relaxed ambiance of a Croatian island paradise in the Mediterranean to the heart of Palermo. Without Croatian food, nor drink. Instead, a laidback style of small plate eating – not quite tapas – somewhat like the “grazing” trend that took place in Europe and North America two decades ago, […]

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Bite Marks #15

2015.May.01 Friday
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Step right up, it’s time for another peep at the good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly – this time, all really casual eats (though one rather expensive for casual), out and about. I’ve really got to “scribble” an updated list in my Google Keep or Evernote of Korean restaurants to try out in […]

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An Afternoon of This

2015.Apr.29 Wednesday
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Although I’m not particularly into the world of molecular gastronomy or modernist cooking, it’s still an interest on the level of intellectual curiosity. I’ve said before, I have no doubt that if I was a young chef coming up now, I’d be totally into it – I used to love science experiments and all that […]

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Buenos Aires Palate

2015.Apr.28 Tuesday
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It’s a rarity that I get to try out another puertas cerradas here, but on a recent Saturday, we awoke to find that six out of eight people had cancelled overnight, for differing reasons, leaving us with just two folk attending – luckily they were flexible with timing and could come another night. Henry decided […]

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Bite Marks #14

2015.Apr.06 Monday
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In which I wander about, trying one foodstuff or another, and introduce you to places new, remind you of places old, recommend or warn, and generally natter on. Sometimes it’s the little things, like a moist, delicious carrot cake topped with thick, rich, creamy frosting (albeit slightly more sugary than I personally prefer), along with […]

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Bite Marks #13

2015.Mar.21 Saturday
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I’m late to the party in checking out Olaya, Humboldt 1550 in Palermo. Why, you might ask? After all, we tend to head out to Peruvian restaurants, fusion or classic, pretty much all the time. It’s because of expectations, no question. The chef was the leading light behind places like Osaka, the Sipan restaurants, and […]

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The Gorriti Pasta Project

2015.Mar.18 Wednesday
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There are three famous Gorritis in Argentine history. The first, José Ignacio de Gorriti, was an Argentine statesman and military officer, probably most famous in those arenas, respectively, as both a signatory to the Congress of Tucumán and subsequent declaration of independence for Argentina and later as the governor of the province of Salta, and […]

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