Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butter, Sugar, and Happiness in Argentina

"Life is so brief that we should not glance either too far backwards or forwards... therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate." - Grimod de la Reyniere

Una medialuna at La Biela, Buenos Aires
Our first morning in BA, I ordered a medialuna -- sweeter than a croissant but just as buttery.

Pan de leche relleno con dulche de leche at the Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
Beautiful trays of pastries and confectionery await you at breakfast. Resisting is futile.

Tiny alfajores flavored with honey from Nuss, Clos de Chacras & Mendoza
We bought a dozen. I sneaked one at at time out of the paper bag....

A spoonful of dulce de leche, La Salamandra, Buenos Aires
Some of the best we tasted. Enjoy it at the cafe or buy a jar to take home....or both. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it's futile to resist dulce de leche in any form. Even now, my hand is straying to a jar conveniently open on my desk....going down, but oh so delicously.