A Caution in the Age of COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – 9:44 pm | Comments Off on A Caution in the Age of COVID-19

If you’re traveling for a foodie event, check with the organizers to be certain it’s still scheduled. It’s probably been canceled, and you should be “sheltering in place” anyway.

Read the full story »
Cooking Class

Foodie Event

Foodie Tours

Restaurant News

Wine Event

Home » Food History, Foodie Stop

Buenos Aires Celebrates Tea Time

Submitted by on October 15, 2017 – 8:14 amNo Comment

tea cupIt may seem an unlikely locale, but Buenos Aires, Argentina, has many places to enjoy afternoon tea (thanks to the strong British presence there).

Tea time is called, simply, “té” or “merienda.” It includes tea, coffee or mate, which is a hot beverage made from a native plant called “yerba mate”, and accompanied by toast, small sandwiches called medialunas, or an “alfajor”, a small cake filled with dulce de leche.

The afternoon tea break is a great way to tide oneself over while waiting for Buenos Aires’ traditionally late dinner hour.

The Alvear Palace Hotel has an elegant afternoon tea, as does the traditional Café Tortoni on Avenida de Mayo.

Buenos Aires has long had a thriving café culture, and its many historic cafes were the meeting places for literary, musical and political figures, including the likes of Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Gardel. Today the city has more than 70 listed historic cafés known as “bares notables”, recognized for their importance to the city’s culture.

Comments are closed.