Argentina | Snapshots from Mendoza

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

21531340483_4ff902fae5_cWe flew from Patagonia to Mendoza…

21964321710_9000860be0_c…and then we ate. We ate a lot…

21964301460_3a926b976b_c…first, to Francis Mallman’s Restaurante 1884. A seat at the bar. A drink, or two.

21529844734_5fc4178c2f_cAnd the ribeye I was waiting for. A total beast, laced with chimichurri. Black and blue, over hot Patagonian potatoes.

21964520508_3081d472b7_cHere’s where they do the meats…

22162570301_f804b61d42_c…and plate.

22126470956_2cb22c47e3_cBefore that, grilled Spanish octopus with crisp potatoes, aioli, and smoked paprika oil…

22152356655_08e9a8e5d4_c…burrata and grilled pears. Greens and bacon chips….

21964509968_004f7a2c12_c…and the clay oven Emapandas Mendocinas! They were everything I wanted them to be.

22126455816_ed5d65ccf8_cFor dessert, lemon crostata with mascarpone and lime ice cream…

22126459956_d0410ee45a_c…grilled peaches, apricots, and plums with mascarpone ice cream and grilled lemon zest. Juicy!

21529653634_13951a380d_cA satisfying feast…

22138292172_8932308d2c_c…and then early morning at Entre Cielos…

21964793478_ef184f8a28_c…for dulce de leche waffles…

22138292172_8932308d2c_c…and a lazy day on property, reading in bed ^-^

21529979583_571ccc372b_cAfternoon room service! Empandas Mendocinas whenever possible. Beef, onions, hard-boiled eggs, and green olives…

21965670659_b9fda9f24f_c…and flan. Wobbly, caramelized tops, and just whipped cream.

21527696674_09514f071f_cAsado dinners. A parade of grilled meats and organs, over a dozen types! And plenty of blood sausages.

22152419615_c63fb20f70_cMalbec hunting at wineries from morning till night…

22138458592_05c41e1228_c…and dinner at Brindillas. Zucchini and prawns…

22124854926_8e073a8c3c_c…and more rib-eye. Just missing a big bowl of rice.

22161353871_dcd4ea578f_cMornings strolls…

21963323078_579d6eb3b3_c…and sharing mate (thanks, Sebastian!)…

22150401775_ce4e48e5ef_c…into the kitchen…

21964267419_81bc0a3787_c…get the water on boil. Sugar, no sugar?

21527592804_def351cd7c_c…sip and share.

22126442466_ebd3537e9a_cBack home to Entre Cielos. A nap, and then mini afternoon tea with dulce de leche-laced sweets…

22126434946_3061e77fcb_c…and a rotation of tea sandwiches.

21964023379_323b8d6b47_cThe property has a beautiful Turkish hammam…my favorite room in there is the relaxation (aka tea and snacks) room. Mint tea, spice bread, toasted nuts, and macerated fruits.

21962626068_1517804e72_cOlive trees…

21963555679_07032d5746_c…and curious friends. Next stop, Buenos Aires ^-^

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