August 24, 2012
As cold weather fast approaches Canada, we tend to start imagining where our winter breaks will take us. Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic seem to be the most popular but what if you’re looking for culture, history and amazing restaurants, shops and wine…Buenos Aires, Argentina is calling you!
Eat: One of the best places for food to check out is by far La Cabrera. Known to all locals, this small gem, located in Palermo Viejo, is a must try! They pride themselves on the side dish. Each steak comes with a variety of sides from the typical house salad to spinach with whipped cream cheese sauce. All with melt in your mouth and leave you full and satisfied. Prices range from $24-$99. More importantly, if there is a waiting list… WAIT! They bring out appetizers and champagne on the house.
Stay: To sleep away those long days, the Four Seasons Hotel, also known as La Mansion, will fulfill your every wish. Located in Buenos Aires’s Recoleta neighborhood, La Mansión was a wedding present given by Félix de Álzaga Unzué to Elena Peña Unzué. The elegant entrance and décor throughout, the spotless pool and spa areas, the wonderful buffet breakfast and incredibly polite and professional staff will make you never want to leave! Stay the night alongside some guests like Madonna and the Rolling Stones.
Be careful, safe but most importantly drink lots of wine