The agency of tourism STA Travel gave a hard work to reject to the Australian movie maker Rick Mereki: a six-week trip around the world shooting videos for the Internet.
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City’s inhabitants would love to enjoy lunchtime as Parisians do: sitting at a restaurant to devote a couple of hours to a meal, with enough time for the starter, the main course, dessert and a cup of coffee after lunch. However, in Buenos Aires, most people always are in hurry, without time to sit down, and most office workers eat standing up with theirs elbows on the bar of a restaurant.
Due to its decoration and architecture –the high columns, old photos, paintings and sculptures– as well as the waiters and the traditional city’s clients, this place became the most famous café of Buenos Aires and one of the city’s symbols. In 2008, The Tortoni celebrates its 150 years.
“Would you buy me an ice-cream?” The transition from childhood to adult life of a Buenos Aires’ inhabitant is related to the ice-creams. In summer or winter, every child asks the same question to his parents. The teenager, otherwise, understands that the ice-cream parlour is also a meeting point, and in his first attempts of seduction, he asks “Would you like an ice cream?”
Undoubtedly, the typical dish of the Argentine gastronomy is the asado, which shares the podium with empanadas and the northern locro. But ask whoever you want: indisputably, the most typical food of Buenos Aires is pizza, an Italian legacy that took roots in the porteños’ hearts and palates. And, in the whole city, there is not a more famous restaurant than the best and most traditional pizzerias.
Undoubtedly, Asado is the gastronomy icon in Argentina, even though it is more common to see porteño people eating breaded escalope with French fries. But, which are the favourite dishes for the most famous Argentine people? Inspired by this question, Héctor Campos, the executive chef for Hotel Intercontinental Buenos Aires, is presenting a gastronomic and cultural festival that ends today, on Wednesday the 21st.