Casa Coupage: A “Closed Door” Restaurant Experience

A "closed-door" restaurant, or "puerta cerrada", topped my "must do" list when planning our trip to Argentina! What is a closed door restaurant you may ask?  Is it safe?  Why a puerta cerrada?  Based on my experience and research, closed door restaurants are part restaurant, part private dinner party, typically hosted in the chef's home.   … Continue reading Casa Coupage: A “Closed Door” Restaurant Experience

Recoleta – the most Parisian neighborhood in Buenos Aires

Tied with San Telmo, Recoleta is my favorite neighborhood in Buenos Aires ("BA"). Recoleta is an upscale neighborhood, very reminiscent of a European city, particularly Paris.  For example: The streets and buildings are very Parisian, and the area is inhabited by lots of business people and stay-at-home moms. All the big name luxury brands have shops … Continue reading Recoleta – the most Parisian neighborhood in Buenos Aires