Upon getting into Buenos Aires I noticed the cool colonial architecture that still remains. The vintage cars still running all over the city. Wine, empanas, great gastronomy is all around the Argentina’s capital. Election time was a week away and the fight between Massa and Milei was all over the news.
If you’re a New Yorker like myself with an insatiable appetite for adventure and, of course, incredible food, pack your bags and head south – straight to the heart of Argentina, where Buenos Aires awaits with open arms and gastronomic delights. Take a look at some photos I took during my stay.
Start your day with a leisurely stroll through the charming streets of San Telmo, where the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked empanadas wafts through the air. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist. These little pockets of joy, filled with a variety of mouthwatering ingredients, are the perfect morning pick-me-up.
As the sun sets, make your way to Palermo, a neighborhood pulsating with energy and home to some of the city’s trendiest restaurants. Sink into a cozy corner of a parrilla, order a glass of Malbec (you are in Argentina, after all), and brace yourself for a carnivorous feast. The asado, a traditional Argentine barbecue, is a rite of passage. Juicy steaks, chorizo, and morcilla (blood sausage) will have you questioning why you ever settled for anything less.
But Buenos Aires isn’t just about meat; it’s a melting pot of flavors. Dive into a world of culinary diversity with dishes like milanesa, a crispy breaded and fried meat cutlet, or the iconic locro, a hearty stew that warms the soul.
And let’s not forget the dulce de leche – a sweet, caramel-like spread that’s practically the city’s unofficial condiment. Whether slathered on a medialuna (croissant) or enjoyed by the spoonful, it’s an indulgence you’ll be bringing back to the Big Apple.