Monthly Archives: July 2011

Casa Mun in Buenos Aires

One of the closed-door restaurants featured in my BBC travel piece, Casa Mun, is a relative newcomer to the scene. Chef Mun served his first dinner in March, and has been filling his Saturday evening reservations since then. I have so far been twice and have plans to return this coming Saturday to indulge in Mun’s perfected Asian fusion cuisine. (Yes, it’s that good.) Below are photos from my first two meals at Casa Mun.

Casa Mun communal seating

 

Vegetable tempura

Chilean salmon sashimi, maki sushi, California rolls

Fiery fish tacos

Korean Bibimbap

Torta Alfajor Rogel

Karina

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Closed-Door Restaurants in Buenos Aires

Last Friday my BBC Travel article International cuisine in Buenos Aires’ puerta cerradas came out. For the piece, I had the can-you-even-call-this-work task of attending each of the four closed-door restaurants I featured and chatting with some of the best chefs in town. I excerpted the introduction below, and soon I will be posting photographs from each of my meals (a course will not be missed!) at the four closed-door spots.

Photos I took at Casa Mun, used to accompany the BBC article

Featured Restaurants

Casa Mun

Casa Felix

Cocina Sunae

Casa Saltshaker

BBC Travel story:

Casa Mun’s two tables were each set for eight people, a pair of sturdy, bamboo chopsticks resting diagonally across the square porcelain plates imported from China. Soft light from the candle centrepieces played off the deep red walls of the Buenos Aires loft, and dinner guests filled the communal dining tables, chatting with new acquaintances. As they sipped the last of their welcome reception champagne, a chef emerged from the adjacent kitchen, bowls of steaming Chinese wonton soup in his hands. Aromas of the impending five-course Asian meal had been wafting through the room since the guests arrived.

Karina