Argentine tenderloin, chimichurri, charcoal-grilled potatoes, egg and farofa
Costa Rica 5852, Palermo, Buenos Aires
+54 11 5291 3333
Chief reason to visit: A smart setting with an equally sophisticated tasting menu, Tegui has put contemporary Argentine cuisine on the map.
A few words on the chef: Honing his skills in France, the US and Argentina, Germán Martitegui takes pride in using local produce. Low key in person, Martitegui lets his food do the talking.
Typical dishes: Argentine tenderloin, chimichurri, charcoal-grilled potatoes, egg and farofa; grilled shrimp, crunchy corn and yellow chilli pepper.
Before it all began: Although he has an international relations degree under his belt, the chef’s passion for cooking won through. In the early days, he worked with Argentine culinary legends, including pastry chef Beatriz Chomnalez and fire-starting king Francis Mallmann.
What’s the vibe? Street art adorns the façade; step through the discrete black door to unveil a stylish establishment with an open kitchen. Enophiles will adore the wine cellar for its labels and aesthetics.
What else? Martitegui co-hosts Argentina’s edition of MasterChef, where he is known as the ‘mean guy’.
Images: Marcelo Setton (dishes); Joe Pereyra Lucena (interior)