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2017 is here! If you are spending the summer in BA you need this!

So 2017 is finally here, we know summer in BA can be HOT but just wait for it, this might be the answer you have been waiting for! We have chosen some of the best spots the city has to offer to enjoy a nice cold drink after you ramble the streets, or let’s face it you will probably be looking for a fresh place to soak your tired feet, right? We have selected the places we enjoy the most where you can have a nice drink, an outdoor terrace, or why not both! A nice pool and a cool refreshing drink of your choice : Hotel Panamericano  Enjoy the great rooftop pool and a stunning view right in the city center (who knew!), grab a smoothie and you are good to go. They have a day pass, you don’t need to be staying at the hotel to go in and it’s available all week. For more info visit their website .   Sky Bar If you are looking for a little evening entertainment Sky Bar is a great choice, they have live music every Thursday (sometimes Wednesdays as well, it’s better to check their site to confirm). They are located in the 13th floor of the Pulitzer Hotel, the view is to die for, the atmosphere and the drinks won’t disappoint! Museo Evita  We have mentioned this quaint, historical restaurant before but we just can’t get over it! In the heart of Palermo you will find this French style construction with a big patio where you can enjoy a nice meal,and why not visit Museo Evita. This fantastic spot combines culture and...

Buenos Aires Group Cooking Classes

So your visiting Buenos Aires and wondering what you and your group can do here? Buenos Aires Group Cooking Classes is one of the favorite activities in this city. Join us for a cooking class and learn how to cook empanadas, locro (Argentine stew), pancakes with dulce de leche, Criolla (Argentine stew) and many other things. The cooking class is based in Palermo Hollywood; the gastronomy area of the city. You will also learn about the culture of Argentine and the origins of Argentine foods. Julia Grosman is the owner of Cook Abroad and she can help with your enquiries and bookings. Please send an email to...

Summer in BA? find out where to eat outdoors here!

  If you are spending your summer in Buenos Aires you may know by now it can get pretty hot. The spots in the city to take some fresh air, relax in a nice environment surrounded by plants and enjoy the outdoors without melting and enjoy some great food are many. We created a list for you with what we consider to be some of the best spots to have some lunch, tea or just a snack and get away from the hot hot streets for a little while in your own cool oasis.   1) NUESTRO SECRETO: For those looking for a treat you will most definitely find some royal treatment at one of the the Four Seasons hotel restaurants in Recoleta. With five stars settings located in the hotel gardens is this hidden BA gem, with several terraces to choose from, a closed area to enjoy some air con but built mostly on glass so you have that summery-outdoors feel without all the discomfort. Lets not forget the food! This restaurant offers wanders for all the meat eaters, the grill is the star . But it also has grilled fish and a mud oven for local specialties. (Cerrito 1455, Recoleta) 2) RESTAURANT MUSEO EVITA: This classic restaurant is located in a historic and charming building were they offer nice Mediterranean style meals  like salads, beef, pasta and fish for lunch and dinner. The place portraits an amazing french style patio surrounded by plants and nice umbrellas to provide in the hot summer days. The space is also ideal for some drinks and a picada, plus is pet friendly! (J. M. Gutiérrez...

Help! where do you spend the holidays in BA? Find the best menus in town here!

Spending the holidays in a foreign country can be hard, you are far away from friends and family and you don’t know which places are worth your while. On top of everything a lot of restaurants don’t open their doors on Christmas and New Year’s eve but do not panic. The Cook Abroad team has done all the dirty work for you and created a list of the best menus in Buenos Aires were you can celebrate the holidays big time with all your new friends foodie style! UCO RESTAURANT: The modern restaurant located in the Fierro Hotel will be offering a Christmas lunch and dinner and a New Years eve lunch and dinner. The  lunch consists of cold cuts, smoked trout, lamb palette from Patagonia, white chocolate parfait, petit fours, wine, coffee and water all for the price of $750 pesos per person. The dinner includes cold cuts, seafood, salmon carpaccio, fish of the day, stuffed chard, crispy pig, white chocolate and mango dessert, petit fours, coffee and water for $1400 pesos per person. UCO restaurant has super high standards to please the foodie in you and start the new year in style. (Soler 5862, Palermo, Buenos Aires) L’ATELIER DE CELINE: The french style restaurant located in San Telmo will be offering a true french dinner for New Year’s eve. The menu has two options for each course, for the entrance duck breast carpaccio with a bittersweet chutney/ confit octopus with veggies and hollandaise sauce. Main dish will be Lait larga confit/ hake vegetable tartar plus lime sauce. The dessert options are grapefruit bavaroise with a citrus salad/ chocolate...

Finding the hidden gems of Buenos Aires, The best ice cream in the city is in…?

One of Buenos Aires strongest influencers (in the gastronomy scene at least) was as you al know Italy! we all love their pastas, pizzas and why not, we admit it we love all italian food in equal parts. Who doesn’t right? But If there is one thing that stands out to all of us with a sweet tooth or with only a sweet tooth :). We LOVE italian style ice cream! And Buenos Aires is one of the best places to find it, lucky us! The summer is here finally and we decided to volunteer in the very hard task of ice cream tasting through the city, here is our top 5 selection of hand made Buenos Aires ice cream: OCCO (Av. Dorrego 1581): Located in Palermo Hollywood in the border of Chacarita this small and charming shop has a quaint vintage style decoration, outdoor tables to sit down and most importantly the best hand made ice cream in the city! They have traditional tastes but also has very creative ones like spicy chocolate, cheese lemon, chocolate with honey and pistachios among many others. COMPAÑIA DE CHOCOLATES ( they have 3 locations in Palermo, Recoleta & Martinez):This chocolate shop and bakery is one of our favorites because as you can imagine has the most luscious creamy ice cream. It has a small selection of 8 tastes but trust us it is so worth it! you can find flavors like white chocolate with lime and praline, dark chocolate with caramelized cacao nibs, dulce de leche with natural dulce de leche…,do we need to say more? VEIKKO (also has several locations...

Who doesn’t love pasta? We tell you were to eat the best italian pasta in BA!

One of Buenos Aires strongest culinary influences is Italy. There were so many italians that came to Argentina and their gastronomy is so powerful. It is very obvious until today how this influx of traditions are present in the food we enjoy and you can find when coming to Buenos Aires. To make things easier for all the foodies coming to Buenos Aires we created a top 5 list of our favorite pasta restaurants in the city and we are going to share them with you! 1) SALGADO ALIMENTOS Located in Villa Crespo, this restaurant and pasta factory serves its customers fresh and lovely pasta dishes. They are open for lunch and dinner and you can also take your pasta to cook at home. The prices are more than reasonable and you are only a couple of blocks away of plenty of shops and outlets for a perfect shopping day. 2) GUIDO Very well located in the heart of Palermo, this italian restaurant offers gourmet options but always showcasing their italian roots and traditional recipes. They offer a magnificent wine cart and you can enjoy a happy hour in their back garden every day form 19 to 21 hs. 3) MARCELO Marcelo offers upscale italian cooking in several locations in the city of Buenos Aires (Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero) The service is impeccable, the food is traditional italian served in big shareable plates like in a traditional italian dinner and the ambiance is perfect for a nice dinner or lunch in Buenos Aires city. 4)RONDINELLA This neighborhood restaurant has been in the Colegiales area for as long as...

IN-HOME BUENOS AIRES COOKING CLASS

  Learn how to prepare a complete and authentic Argentine meal in the comfort of your own place! Do you have a apartment rental, house or hotel with a well equipped kitchen? This is the perfect option; we take any cooking class of your choice to you! Our In-house Cooking Class offers the chance to take an amazing private Argentine cooking class, where you choose the time and location! The In-Home Buenos Aires Cooking Class includes: You will learn how to prepare every dish from the chosen class (CHECK OUT OUR AVAILABLE CLASSES HERE!) We provide all the ingredients needed and any utensils your kitchen is missing. We will go to your place at the chosen time with all the groceries you just have to sit back and relax! Details: The minimum for this class is 3 people (this is a private class) This is a Hands-on cooking Class The class duration is 3 hs Only available in Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Flexible start time. Please book this class at least 3 days ahead. Class available every day Flexible start time Class available in English and Spanish     HOW TO BOOK: For more info and prices contact us   Book...

TOP 5 PLACES TO EAT EMPANADAS IN BUENOS AIRES

One of Argentina’s most famous treats are our famous empanadas. You can find them in different shapes and sizes and their ingredients vary depending of the place were the recipe came from. They are certainly delicious but you have to know were to find them. There are some special places you cant miss out and we created a special list for you. Here is our top 5 places to eat empanadas en Buenos Aires like a local: 1- El Sanjuanino Located in Recoleta El Sanjuanino has 30 years creating the best empanadas in town. The place offers a variety of empanadas tastes and a few regional dishes like locro, provoletas, tamales and for dessert a quesillo con dulce de alcayota, all worth a try if you like experiencing traditional Argentine dishes in your visit to Buenos Aires. Address: Posadas 1515, Recoleta 2- Peron Peron  This restaurant was created by Chef Gonzalo Alderete Pagés is definitely special, not only you can have great quality meat empanadas but you can also find some original fillings. We recommend to try the marrow bone and lamb options. They were chosen by the Hufftington Post like one of the best dishes of the world. The place is decorated to show the populist years of Argentina’s government with Evita and Juan Domingo Peron which creates a different setting for your meal were you can also learn some of the countries history. Address: Carranza 2225, Palermo Hollywood 3- La Cocina At the end of a gallery you can find this Catamarca inspired emapanadas. This is not a fancy place you just buy your tasty empanadas and eat them on the go, they are...

WEEKLY GROUP CLASS

  This class was designed to showcase all the local food classics, we will prepare recipes form different parts of the country and show you all the tips and tricks you need to know to reproduce them to your families and friends back home. We will teach you how to prepare every dish from scratch, this is a fully hands on class and you will be sharing the results of your labour with other travelers that want to have a fun and enriching cultural activity. During the class we will tell you the story of each dish and recommend local restaurants and gastronomy experiences you can enjoy in Buenos Aires The Weekly Group Class will teach you everything you need to know to have a traditional local meal!   The Weekly Group Class includes: Empanadas Wi will make the dough form scratch, two different fillings (meat and corn) and we will cook them in two different ways for you to taste the difference. Spicy Chimichurri and Criolla sauce Two traditional local sauces that can be used to eat with empanadas, meat or anything you like! Northern Style Casserole This casserole comes form the north or argentina, has pumpkin and corn, topped with melted cheese, and it os so tasty! Alfajores de maicena Traditional biscuits made from cornstarch, filled with dulce de leche and side-coated with coconut on the side. Wine tasting 2 different wines Once we finish preparing all the dishes we all have a nice dinner together sharing some wine and personal stories, you will meet locals and travelers form all over the world!   Details: Class is available every Wednesday from...

MEAT, MEAT and more MEAT!

Argentina is known for lots of local specialties but the the one thing every visitor wants to have is Argentine meat! why is the country so famous for its meat? Cows were brought to the country by the spanish and because of the optimal conditions in the Pampas for them here they reproduced rapidly meaning Argentines had a high supply of great quality cow meat. As a result today Argentina has the second highest consumption of meat in the world with an average of fifty five kilograms per capita a year (yes we love our beef!) Now lets move to the most interesting part, when coming to Buenos Aires, where to eat the best meat you have ever had? if you enjoy dining out, restaurants like La cabrera and La brigada can provide you with a great quality juicy steak. But even better why not learn how to prepare your own Argentine meat and enjoy it with some great malbec wine in our Buenos Aires Meat and Wine Class! Once you arrive to the Buenos Aires Meat and Wine Class, our chef will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to know to enjoy a typical Argentine meal designed for meat lovers. We start the Buenos Aires Meat and Wine Class with meat and cheese empanadas, following some meat cooked with amazing malbec sauce accompanied by some fried flat bread, and we couldn’t leave you without a typical dessert to end the class: Flan with local caramel (dulce de leche). Are you dreaming of that juicy meat? click to join us in the Buenos Aires Meat and...