Gonzalo Aramburu (pictured) with Javier Criado
Black hake with cauliflower purée, salicornias and wakame salad
Salta 1050, Buenos Aires
+54 11 4305 0439
Chief reason to visit: An amalgamation of textures, flavours and aromas shake tastebuds into action during the 12-course menu served at this petite establishment by a leading purveyor of modern Argentine cuisine.
A few words on the chef: Gonzalo Aramburu honed his culinary skills in Europe at the likes of Martín Berasategui in Spain and Joël Robuchon’s Jamin in Paris before returning to his homeland to open his own place
Typical dishes: Suckling pig with squash purée and mandarin sorbet; filet mignon with Andean tubers and celeriac. Aramburu’s flair with meat cuts is well known.
Other ventures: The chef also owns Aramburu Bis restaurant, a more casual eatery located on the same street as Aramburu in San Telmo, the neighbourhood he grew up in.
What’s the vibe? An intimate space with just 16 seats, diners can watch the chef and his team’s flamboyant gastronomic techniques in action through the strategically placed kitchen window. Opt for the paired menu as Aramburu’s wine list is second to none.