Buenos Aires street chic
Written by Oryx
Tegui is one of Buenos Aires’ cult restaurants, with a minimalist menu that is always evolving.
The restaurant’s graffiti-lined entrance pays homage to the city’s street-art tradition, opening up into a plush bar and a view of the impressive kitchen, which can be seen from every angle of the restaurant.
Ranked in the top ten on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2013, and named The Best Restaurant in Argentina by Argentina Gourmet, head chef Germán Martitegui continually changes his style of cooking. He arrives with an ingredient that has inspired him, which kickstarts the creation process that leads to each unique dish. One week his menu could resemble that of a European restaurant, the next it could take on a more diner-like feel.
You can expect carefully crafted dishes that are just as concerned with texture and aroma as taste. Signature dishes have included king crab in coconut cream and mango; Argentine sirloin with chimichurri (sauce), charcoal-cooked potatoes, eggs, and farofa; and sabayon, peaches, and toasted brioche bread.
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin Americaby Maricel E. Presilla
An inquisitive historian and a successful restaurateur, Maricel E. Presilla has spent more than three decades exploring the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, gathering more than 500 recipes for the full range of dishes from the foundational marinades and traditional Latin American soups and seafood dishes, to desserts such as flan and a cake made with three types of milk.
W.W. Norton & Company Ltd
Tom Dixon Stone Pestle and Mortar
Tom Dixon’s stone pestle and mortar will bring a contemporary dimension to your kitchen. The striking design of the polished white Morwad marble mortar features an exaggerated rounded lip, allowing a firm grip as you work the iron-weighted polished brass pestle to smash, pummel, and grind spices and herbs. The set comes packed in a special wooden presentation box.