If you’re planning a get away, make it count. For your next move, consider Argentina and Francis Mallmann’s empire, Argentina’s most high-profile chef and one of the best well known chefs in the World.
Francis Mallmann is a personality itself, his fans include Hollywood A-List celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently shared a photo with Mallmann on her Instagram outside his restaurant Don Carlos at La Boca, captioned “Dream come true today.”
Paltrow is well know for her very own personal habits when it comes to food, so Mallmann must have that something. Apparently, the actress has seen Mallmann in “Chef’s Table” Netflix documentary and he really caught her eye, so she wanted to meet him. (See our ‘Chef’s Table’ review “3 Awesome Food Series You Should Watch” here: http://bit.ly/1TZzimC)
“We were introduced by my friend Delfina Blaquier, we had lunch and talk about food and life. We spoke half-English, half-Spanish”, said Mallmann as he revealed news about the actress: “She’s not a vegetarian, she don’t like red meat, but she eats pork and other things. We ate a lot. The restaurant don’t have a menu card, so they keep serving the food and we didn’t rejected anything.”
Singer Katy Perry also visited Mallmann at his restaurant Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires.
HOW TO TAKE ARGENTINA GETAWAY LIKE A PRO. DON’T MISS:
THE VINES RESORT AND SPA + 7 FUEGOS RESTAURANT (MENDOZA, ARGENTINA)
Are you in need of relax, good food and wine, far away from the city and with amazing landscapes? We got you covered: Francis Mallmann’s exclusive boutique hotel The Vines Resort & Spa in the Andes Mountains and home of his 7 Fuegos restaurant.
Enjoy the wine and the nearby vineyards, and the Argentine culture as well. The Vines Resort & Spa is a fine recipe for romance.
Amazing place and delightful food: high drama meets haute cooking. 7 Fuegos restaurant is where chef Francis Mallmann’s team works its magic on a collection of open-flame cooking techniques inspired by Argentine gauchos.
FRANCIS MALLMAN RESTAURANTS. Mr. Mallmann specializes in creating incredible restaurants that serve as clubhouses for the elite. They are an excellent approach to genuine Argentine food and the perfect plan to enjoy.
1884 Restaurant (Mendoza, Argentina)
Ultra cool ambience, the restaurant is arranged into individual rooms for a secluded eating experience with a view of Francis Mallmann 1884’s beautiful courtyard. Opened in 1996, its set in an old winery established in 1884. You’ll find an innovative but rustic menu that specializes in food cooked in a clay-oven and on a parrilla with expertly grilled or slow-roasted meats that include salted whole chickens, baby goat, suckling pig and enormous cuts of prime beef: meat Mastery from Argentina greatest chef. The 75-page wine list has is more than a match for the cuisine. Booking is essential.
Patagonia Sur Restaurant (La Boca – Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Located in Buenos Aires’ colorful La Boca neighbourhood, Francis Mallmann home caters to just 12 diners. The look is an eclectic mix of recipe books and pristine white tableware. Step into his living room for an apéritif and empanadas on the sofa before moving to the main draw. A market-to-table approach might feature smoked king crab with humita, grilled sole or perfectly seared rump steak.
Garzón Restaurant & Boutique Hotel (Garzón, Uruguay)
Featured in The New York Times ‘Top 10 Restaurant that worth a plane ride,’ “a rustic retreat in Uruguay,” it was inaugurated in December 2004. Located in Uruguay’s interior, it serves creative takes on local standards at sky-high prices. Is not hard to find: it’s appointed in a South Beach-meets-Gaucho-chic style. “Mallmann bought a general store facing the town’s plaza and converted it into an elegant restaurant, there are also five guest rooms that open onto a garden with a plunge pool,” said The New York Times. The dining room is lit at night by real candles chandeliers and has a glass view into the kitchen which features the cuisine of Francis Mallmann based on all types of regional products and fresh fish. “A standout entree is the local lamb in tannat wine sauce, stewed for nearly eight hours and served with a potato-and-almond purée.” You can find as well a cella rich in Uruguay and Argentinean wines.