Chorizo, Asado and Malbec… Oh, My!

Buenos AiresIn this week’s run-up to Valentine’s Day, we’ve been sharing romantic wining and dining ideas in cities that provide “Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways,” as suggested in an article that ran in USA Today.

On Tuesday, we took you to Restaurant Mark Greenaway in Edinburgh, U.K. On Wednesday, it was off to Café Boulud in Miami, USA.

And today, we conclude this mini-series in Argentina, where the best Malbec in the world is made.


At Don Julio Parrilla in the Palmermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, you’ll encounter wine glasses showing off velvety renditions of Malbec, servers who know the menu and can describe each dish down to the smallest of ingredients, and a long list of specialties to satisfy any palate.

Among the delectable options are Chorizo Don Julio (chorizo, mozzarella and rehydrated dried tomatoes), Asado (barbecue), Rib Eye Steak, Thin Skirt, Rump Steak, White Chocolate Cheesecake with Passion Fruit Sauce, and Flambéed Nut-Filled Figs with Whipped Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Often, servers will point to cuts sizzling on the grill when answering questions, as the dining room faces an open kitchen.

Adding to the ambiance, especially for us wine lovers: walls lined with empty wine bottles that have been signed by the guests who drank them.

  • Don Julio Parrilla, Guatemala St. 4691, Palermo Viejo, C.A.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tomorrow: Three romantic Sonoma County wineries.

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