Thanks for this one- I've been to closed door place in Devoto once, I wonder if its the same one. It was a private home, with maybe 6 or 8 tables set up, and the chef/owner introduced the menu personally. Very nice. I will check it out.
And FYI, I live in Devoto, so the only way to take 35 minutes driving there is if I go to Puerto Madero first.
OK... here is a closed door restaurant that Ive found to be very good. Its in Devoto.... so its about a 35 minute taxi ride from where you live but its certainly not a "mainstream" dining option.
Pareja y Bahia Blanca
Devoto - Ciudad de Buenos Aires
No credit cards accepted.
This is indeed the place we had been before. I called him to ask about a Valentine's menu, and this is what he emailed me, in case anyone else is interested:
• Ensalada de ahumados (Trucha Patagónica, verdes y croutons)
• Confit de Pato en masa Fila (habanitos de masa fila rellenos de confit de pato, reducción de cítricos, mostaza de vino tinto con mix de verdes)
• Solomillo de cordero (con Cous Cous y caviar de berenjena, reducción del jugo de cordero en vino tinto)
• Cintas de Tomate con crema de hongos de pino (pasta de tomate con crema de hongos, tomates secos y escamas de queso Sbrinz)
• Creme Brulêe
• Marquise de choco late
• Bebidas sin alcohol incluidas
• Una copa de vino de la línea Nieto Senetiner Chardonay o Malbec
• Una copa de Espumante para el brindis
• Café y peti fours
The menu looks good, value seems okay although the wines are very basic and I feel they will probably not do the food justice. Also, its not a good sign that they are not detailing what bubbly they are service for the 'brindis'.
I would say do BYOB for the evening.... Im sure they will accomodate you.
Regardless, please do come back and report what you ended up doing and how it goes....
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Due to Mrs. ULDB65's Dad getting ill, we had to re-schedule things a bit. So we ended up with 2 nights at a downtown hotel before the 14th, plus still went to Dantón on Valentine's. As we've enjoyed previously, the meal was excellently prepared and presented (the cordero was jugoso and superb), but the wine just O.K.
We do enjoy the chef presenting everything and discussing what he does, and he is a genuinely nice guy, and there are only like 6 tables in the home, which is why we go back. I did mention I would enjoy better wines next time, or least an option or two, and he said he would consider it...