Where’s the Beef?

By: Anita Draycott

Argentina boasts the best beef in the world. Whereas most North American cattle are pumped with hormones and bred to be marbled with fat, Argentina’s cows are leaner, sweeter and chewier because they range freely on the vast pampas. Sink your teeth into something memorable at these fine tables.

  • The aroma of meat sizzling on an asador (wood fire) in the window lures carnivores into Las Nazarenas (Reconquista 1132), where friendly staff will guide you through the various cuts of beef. The complimentary glass of Lequi herbal liquor is an effective digestif after your Flintstone-sized T-bone.

www.lasnazarenas.com.ar

  • At the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt (Avenida Alvear 1661), dine on Black Angus beef and such regional specialties as king prawns from Tierra del Fuego in its eponymous restaurant. Or, consider a wine-and-cheese grazing in Vinoteca’s unique Cheese Room.

www.buenosaires.park.hyatt.com

  • In Recoleta, the Alvear Palace Hotel reins supreme with a list of awards that’s almost as long as its wine list. The flower-filled French gourmet restaurant, La Bourgogne, is worth the splurge. The hotel also boasts an Art Deco style Champagne Bar,

www.alvearpalace.com

  • Many claim that chef Martitegui’s culinary creations at Casa Cruz (Uriarte 1658) are the best in town. Try the fois crème brulée and veal tenderloin with green pepper sauce and see for yourself why Conde Nast Traveller and Wallpaper magazines raved about this upscale eatery.

www.casa-cruz.com

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