South America Living

Casa Umare

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Darío Gualtieri’s temple of bistronomie

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A beautifully restored boutique hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires provides the setting for high-profile chef Darío Gualtieri to showcase his gastronomic talents at this new, avant-garde restaurant.

An instructor at the Bocuse d’Or Academy in Argentina, Gualtieri is certainly a detail-oriented chef, obsessed with every stage of the cooking process. The menus on offer at Casa Umare reflect this, balancing edgy creations with regional classics.

A playful yet respectful approach to ingredients results in delightful dishes, filled with clean flavours and vibrant colours. Casa Umare might well be a forerunner for the ‘bistronomie’ movement, but it is simultaneously a restaurant in the traditional mould: buzzy and egalitarian.

Situated in the hotel’s former carriage entrance, the dining room at Casa Umare is narrow and has few tables, but it is a space that looks set to become one of the foremost representatives of Argentine cuisine.

On the pass:

Darío Gualtieri

Style of food:

Market cuisine

Standout dish:

Fish of the day with saffron and yellow pepper rouille

Contact:

362 Billinghurst, Buenos Aires

+54 11 4861 2030
www.casaumare.com/

 




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