Category Archives: Argentina

Cooking wth Cristina Brino at Finca Adalgisa – Modern Mendoza Barbecue

Amid the majestic Andes mountains lies the Finca Adalgisa Hotel, Vineyard, and Winery.  This gem is quietly situated in Chacras de Coria, a small village in the north province of Mendoza, Argentina.  As you will find with a simple google search, we are not the first to be enchanted by the magical Finca Adalgisa and it’s prized attraction: a cooking class with chef Christina Brino.  Hosted in an outdoor kitchen featuring a clay stove fueled by wood and fire, just adjacent to the the estate garden and vineyard, we embarked on a tasty journey with the charming Chef and her modern take on traditional Mendoza barbeque. Fresh, estate grown ingredients were featured throughout the night as we started from scratch making empanadas, garden fresh chimmichurri, fresh veggies, then ventured to grilling thick steaks on the open flame and finished with a caramelized fresh grilled fruit desert. The class was a casual blend of demonstration and hands on cooking techniques, accompanied by bountiful amounts of Finca Adalgisa’s opulent estate bottled wine(we really loved the malbec).  This beautiful evening of cooking, eating, and drinking fine food and wine was one of the most memorable events of our adventures in Argentina.

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Eat, Love, Drink Wine from Finca Adelgisa, and Live Curated!

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Graffiti – Fine Art of the Street, Buenos Aires

Stroll down any boulevard in Buenos Aires and you are immediately bombarded with monochromatic stencils to elaborate brightly colored murals. Graffiti is everywhere–not just scribbles or the typical tags but well designed imagery. The best way to familiarize yourself with the abundant and sometimes overwhelming street art of Buenos Aires is to take a tour offered through graffitimundo.  graffitimundo is an organization which celebrates and champions the urban street art of Buenos Aires as well as helping develop and promote these artists. They offer several different types of tours including walking, bicycling, private and group tours. During your tour through the streets, guides share a first person account of the history of the graffiti renaissance, after the dictatorship and its collapse, which took the city like a wildfire. The tour gives great insight into the meanings behind many of the artworks and also arranges studio visits with artist. During our tour we were able to visit the studio of artists Jaz and Ever, two of the cities rising stars. Our tour concluded at the local Art Gallery/Bar Hollywood in Cambodia, where, over beers, we chatted with artists whose work we had seen on the tour and browsed though a plethora of original artworks. You must not miss this tour, it was our favorite one in Buenos Aires!

work by Gualicho

Mural by JAZ

middle piece by Entes and Pesimo

random street tagging and art can be found throughout Buenos Aires

Work by NERF

ghostly work from CHU

Work by female artist Pum Pum


JAZ in studio he shares with EVER

Stencils from Cabaio

collaberation of multiple artist

collaboration wall at Hollywood in Cambodia Gallery/bar

a wall featuring multiple artist

originals artworks at Hollywood in Cambodia Gallery/bar

Interestingly, graffiti is overlooked by law enforcement and artists are never arrested as there are no anti-graffiti laws in the city. Many artists even paint their contact info or websites on their artwork so patrons can easily contact them.

mural by EVER

Eat, Love, Drink, Live, Be Merry, and Explore Curated.

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Aramburu Restaurant, a Foodie Adventure in Buenos Aires

On a quiet street in the working class neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires sits Aramburu Restaurant. It’s low key, graffittied, and bright pink facade hides all clues to the creative culinary landscape that resides inside. Once inside, the setting is warm and unpretentious. The space is open and looks upon a large window into the kitchen, or maybe better described as the science lab, where you can see several mad scientist/artisans at work fashioning a very imaginative and playful meal. Aramburu features a set 10 (or more) course meal with optional wine pairing (which we highly recommend) as it is an exquisite addition to this fun play on Argentine cuisine. If you are visiting Buenos Aires, Aramburu is an absolute must.

The lab-where the magic happens.

A selection of amuse bouches to start our meal.

Edible watercolors, painting your food is encouraged.

This dish was still smoking as it arrived at the table, it was divine.

Aramburu is truly foodie heaven and not to be missed if you find yourself in Buenos Aires.

Eat, Love, Drink, Live, and Eat Curated.

Salta 1050 :: C1074AAV
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
T. +5411 4305 0439