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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Best dinner on the trip so far...


The best dinner we have eaten so far on this trip. La Cabrera Restaurant in Palermo. It was utterly incredible. We had read about it online and showed up at 8pm to eat. The host kindly told us that the restaurant didn't even open until 8:30. So we walked around some more and went back about 9:30pm. There was a hostess at the door who told us they were all full. We think this had something to do with the fact that we were clearly tourists, not dressed up and with backpacks. But she said we could wait and see if the next reservation didn't show, in which case we would be seated. She went to check on something and the original host from earlier saw us and asked if we wanted to be seated. Apparently he knew were the empty tables were! So we were seated and somehow during our ordering of wine and meals we received a lovely sampler platter "compliments of the kitchen". I think it was our fairy god-father host who felt badly about the snotty hostess. That or someone just royally screwed up in our favor. In either case...it was delicious! Excellent food...way too much of it. We couldn't finish the steak (that we SHARED) and brought it home. It was a lovely breakfast the next morning as we sat on the floor of the hostel. :)

Rahima attacking the best steak ever.


Beautiful Buenos Aires. This is the flower sculpture which is amazing. It opens each morning with the sunrise and closes each night. We haven't seen it at night yet and I hope we do before we leave.

5 comments:

Jeni said...

It all sounds so incredible. Everyone here is hopeful that Obama will truly change the world and the country. I think you'll have a much better reception in most places now. The meat in South America is the most incredible ever, even with GAlstones I ate it up. Annette, I miss you very much at school, it really isn't the same without your shining face and happy demeaner. Come back! Have your wonderful adventure and then COME BACK!

Josef Gamper said...

From your description it seems rather clear that I will have to take a trip to Argentina. Love, Dad

Joseph said...

Keri, A.J. and I all ate at Cheescake Factory yesterday...we were thinking of you then. Glad to see you've been eating so well on your trip!

Josef Gamper said...

The best steak ever? Wow! Freebies are great, especially when they're edible. Hope you get more. That flower is ingenious. It must look beautiful at night.
Hi Joe,
Never knew I had such an influence on you. But how did you get the message so wrong? Next time, pay attention!
Sandy

Richard said...

Mmmmm ... love the pictures of the food! Post more!

-Richard (Luis' better half) :)