Buenos Aires, gastronomic capital
Argentina is characterized by making meals a true cult and Buenos Aires is included in it. Food and drink are a good excuse to enjoy a meeting with friends.
Like all metropolises, Buenos Aires is a cultural mosaic in different areas, including its gastronomy. The Italian and Spanish influences are very noticeable at the tables of the restaurants and cafes. Another Noteworthy aspect is the recent incorporation of other types of cuisine, such as China, French, Peruvian and Arabic, demonstrating that the city is constantly evolving.
Throughout Palermo, mainly in Las Cañitas, we find restaurants of all kinds to satisfy the most demanding tastes. Puerto Madero, being extremely exclusive, is frequented by people of high purchasing power in search of the finest dishes of the city. On the other hand, those who prefer places of relaxed atmosphere often choose between the centers of consumption of San Telmo, neighborhood that still retains its bohemian style. The City of Buenos Aires has lots of places where we taste Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, French and Italian food and even vegetarian restaurants.
Typical Dishes from Buenos Aires
- Grill or Barbecue Porteño:
It Is a classic lunch and dinner in Buenos Aires, and is probably one of the most coveted dishes we visit this city for its popularity and exceptional taste. It Results from a combination of red and white meats such as chorizos, sausages, sweetbreads and kidneys along with roasted vegetables. There Are Several very famous cuts, such as steak and chorizo steak, all of great quality. Roasting is not only the name of the action of preparing the meat, but all the social coexistence that is generated around it. We Can find from luxurious restaurants with an excellent offer of cuts and wines, to a street stall in which to taste a good meat at affordable prices.
It Has its origin in Spain, but varies according to the region in terms of preparation and ingredients. In Argentina fried or baked empanadas and their most popular fillings are meat, corn, onions, cheese and humita. This Dish Is never lacking in family gatherings and parties.
It Is The most precious cut in the meats because It Is soft and has little fat. It Is located between the spine and ribs, under the lumbar vertebrae. In Buenos Aires It is commonly prepared on the grill and on the griddle.
- Milanese to Neapolitan
This Variation was the result of an accident in the 1930s where an assistant chose to cover with tomato, mozzarella and ham a very cooked Milanese. Its result became a specialty and later became popular throughout the region.
It Is A stew of Andean origin based on corn, potatoes and meat. This dish is consumed especially on May 25th, the day of commemoration of the May Revolution, but we also found it in January.
- Pizza and fainá
There Are Many pizzerias in the streets of Buenos Aires where the pizza slices is placed the fainá above, which is a thin cake of flour, to eat together; this being a gastronomic custom in Buenos Aires.
Typical Sweets of Buenos Aires
- milk caramel
- Fried Cake
- Pasta Frola
- Friar Balls: (stuffed with delicacy)
Typical Drinks from Buenos Aires
- Mate: (based on yerba mate) Traditional beverage, which represents for Argentines what coffee is in other places. It Is an infusion made from yerba mate, sometimes sweetened according to the taste of the diner.
- Wines and Beers: The alcoholic beverage industry in Argentina is extremely important on an international scale, with red wine being the most traditional in production and consumption. It Is The fifth country in world production, and the high consumption towards the interior makes that it does not appear within the main exporting countries. Like the "Beer" artisan Buenos Aires is highly coveted by those who visited the city.
- Coffee: Having a coffee in Paris, Bogota, New York is not the same as taking it in Buenos Aires, its smell and flavor is unique, as it is a city full of bars and cafes preferred places by the Porteños when meeting others for pleasure or work , or taking a break from the work routine. Thus, for the Porteñas authorities this habit is so characteristic of the Argentine capital, that they requested the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare it intangible Patrimony of Humanity.