A Triumphant Return

Sprinkle Drink at BASAThank God blogs aren’t apartments, because I would have been evicted by now.

Remember me? I sure hope so. This little space has become overgrown with cobwebs and too much dust. I could come up with a list of excuses as to why, but none of them is any good. So let’s just move forward and pretend that my hiatus lasted no longer than the blink of an eye, dale?

I’ve missed you all and the joy I get writing about my food and drink exploits about town. Life sometimes gets in the way, though.

One of the most exciting developments that took place in my absence would have to be the coming together of the Comando Gourmand, a group of eight fabulous women – some local, some expat – dedicated to bringing the best of BA’s food & drink to the forefront. We’re a motley crew, and a wonderful one at that. Journalists, sommeliers, bloggers, and all-around bon vivants meeting together at a proverbial communal table. It’s a lovely thing.

El Comando Gourmand Please head on over to our Facebook page and give us a Like, because – why not? We were fortunate enough to be invited to speak about the new trends in Argentine gastronomy at the Día del Gourmet celebrations recently and were then called upon by the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” during their whirlwind stop in town. We rolled up our sleeves and tucked into some of the city’s best steaks, burgers, and deep-fried deliciousness. Hey, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.

2013 was a big year for Buenos Aires. It seems that a corner has been turned and we’re in for a continued wave of stellar restaurants, bars, cafés, and beyond. Allie put together a lovely little review of last year’s Top 25, check it out if you haven’t done so already.

What am I most excited about? Probably the return to local, quality, standout ingredients that come together in a simple way to bring complex flavors to a plate. Chefs are getting braver, stepping away from what everyone else is doing and taking more risks. We’re reaping the benefits, and it’s inspiring new projects to come forth. All very promising indeed.

So, whaddya say? Let’s get this show back on the road, dangnabit. See you on the flip side…

La Huella

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