For the last several days I’ve made more than 4 trips downtown to meet with the people at Delfino Air Cargo, the agent for Malaysia Airlines Cargo here in Buenos Aires. The runaround is incredible. But things are happening.
I got a chance to go back to Dakar Motos and spend some time with Javier and the other moto travelers camping and hangingt there. Daniel, a jovial German share s passion for food and wine. So we arranged a couple ad-hoc wine tastings and some food sampling. It’s too bad I hadn’t met him ealrier as I would have liked to spend some time traveling, I’m sure we could get into trouble with the great wine and food Argentina has to offer.
Sebastian, Gerben and Daniel arrived at the Hotel Costa Rica with a handful of Argentinean wine. I had made my stop to the “Winery” wine store downtown near the Delfino offices and we ordered pizza and empanandas and simply chilled out in the hotel lobby while sharing the food and wine with the good folks here.
The Colomé wines blew me away. Made from grapes grown in Salta north of Cafayate, the vineyard is owned by Swiss business magnate Donald Hess, who also owns The Hess Collection vineyard and winery in Napa Valley in California.
For the fans of the food photography I present this quick photo essay of the last food I’ll have from Argentina for sometime:
How could we even talk about food in Argentina without an empanada?
I was offended by this rubber stamped “english” addition to my check at Spirit in Palermo. Their food didn’t make this essay, but their decorum did!