Tag Archives: closed-door restaurants

Casa Felix in Buenos Aires

The next photo feature installment of a Buenos Aires closed-door restaurant is Casa Felix, run by husband and wife team, Diego (from Argentina) and Sanra (from the U.S.). The pair craft pescatarian menus, a rarity in Buenos Aires, and use local, fresh products, many of which come from their personal garden.

Says Sanra in my Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants BBC article: “Our main objective has always been to conduct culinary investigations, look for and document interesting lesser known foodstuffs and present them in our South American-inspired cuisine.”

Diego and Sanra of Casa Felix with their newborn

From the back patio of Casa Felix

Homemade bread and white bean spread, photo snapped by my friend K. Josephson

Casa Felix menu for the evening

First course, "autumn locro"

Exotic mushroom empanada appetizer

Calamari shepherd's pie with red pepper and aguaribay sauce, shaved fennel

Dessert, phyllo-wrapped "warm vigilante" with quince and cheese

Artwork on the back patio of Diego and Sanra's home, Casa Felix

To see photos from Casa Mun, click here, or here to read the original TKGO post about the piece.

Karina

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

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