Argentinian Wine-Tasting

1st February 2017

Argentinian wine-tasting & supper

Wednesday, February 22, 6.30pm
The Orangery, 15 Nelson Rd, London SE10 9JB

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Join us and local wine merchant Davy’s for an evening of wine and food at our Nelson Road restaurant in the company of one of Argentina’s top winemakers, Patricio Gouguenheim.

We will taste 7 great wines, as well as enjoying a supper of cheeses and charcuterie, empanadas and a dessert. Coffee will be served at the end, and all the wines will be available to buy at a discount on the night. The event will last for around 2 hours and the cost per person is £35. There is limited availability so please book in advance on 0208 858 9172 or email contact@buenosairescafe.co.uk.

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Thursday Night Music at Nelson Road

9th November 2016

Thursday night is music night at our Greenwich restaurant, hosting regular performances from Argentine singers and musicians along with the occasional Argentine wine-tasting and supper. The Orangery at Nelson Road is a wonderful venue for such occasions, with lots of space and an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect in summer when the doors are open onto the garden. Come by for dinner and make believe you’re in downtown Buenos Aires for the evening.

Thursday June 29, 7.30pm
Rafael Lijtman plays regularly around London and at all the big UK summer festivals, and we’re glad to welcome him back to Greenwich again to perform his unique, bluesy Latin rhythms.

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Thursday July 6, 7.30pm
Jazz and tango pianist Pablo Citarella is a veteran of the Buenos Aires music scene and has played in milongas and bars all over Europe. His repertoire includes classic tango, Latin jazz, waltzes and more – both as a solo artist and as part of the tango duo, El Farabute.

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Thursday July 13, 7.30pm
One of our most popular regular artists, London-based singer, songwriter and musician Mishka Adams is back to perform her compelling blend of soft samba rhythms and cool jazz and folk, showcasing her beautiful voice on a selection of Brazilian and homegrown classics.

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Thursday July 20, 7.30pm
Corina Piatti London-based Argentine songwriter and guitarist Corina Piatti, is a regular at Buenos Aires Café and will be kicking off 2017 with her own very special brand of tango, bossa nova and jazz.

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Thursday July 27, 7.30pm
Rafael Lijtman plays regularly around London and at all the big UK summer festivals, and we’re glad to welcome him back to Greenwich again to perform his unique, bluesy Latin rhythms.

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Tango Night with Guillermo Rozenthuler

31st October 2016

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This week we welcome the Buenos Aires-born vocalist and guitarist Guillermo Rozenthuler, one of the leading voices of Argentine Tango and Latin American song in the UK. He’ll be performing his mix of heartfelt tangos and milongas, romantic boleros and canciones, between 8pm and 10pm this Thursday, November 3, in the Orangery. Join us for dinner and escape to downtown Buenos Aires for the evening. Call 0208 858 9172 or click here to reserve your table.

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Tango Night at Buenos Aires Café

24th October 2016

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This week we are delighted to be hosting the Argentine singer, songwriter and guitarist Corina Piatti, who will be playing her own very special brand of tango, bossa nova and jazz between 8pm and 10pm this Thursday, October 27, in the Orangery. Join us for dinner and escape to downtown Buenos Aires for the evening.

October 27, 8pm, free
The Orangery, Buenos Aires Café, 15 Nelson Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB

Book your table here.

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Thursday night is music night…

4th October 2016

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Everyone seems to like the music at our Nelson Road restaurant on Thursdays night so we’re doing it again, and inviting back Stewart Hadjukiewicz to play for us this week. Stewart is a solo guitarist firmly within the tradition of British fingerpicking, but one who manages to occupy his own, unique musical territory, composing all his own material and serving up great instrumental music that is the perfect accompaniment to dining out.

Stewart will once again be playing two sets between 8pm and 10pm this Thursday, October 20, in the Orangery. Come by for dinner and to soak up the good vibes!

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Argentinian Tango on Thursday night, July 14

7th July 2016

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Our aim is that there is always a downtown Buenos Aires air about our Greenwich restaurant. But just to make sure we’re hosting some genuine Argentinian tango next Thursday July 14, with our friend Daniel and his bandoneon. Admission is free. Come along, eat some barbecue and soak up the vibe.

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Join us for our 2nd Argentine wine-tasting and buffet

6th June 2016

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Our first Argentine wine-tasting and buffet supper at Nelson Road back in March was a such success that we decided to do it again, and have invited the guys from Las Bodegas wines and a top Argentinian winemaker to talk about his wine.

We hope you’ll join us for what should be a fun and informative evening of wine and food. We will be sampling 7 of of the wines of Mauricio Lorca, whose expanding yet still relatively small winery is situated in Luján de Cuyo in the wine-producing region of Mendoza. A big name in Argentine wine industry, Lorca produces wines using grapes from high-density, high-altitude vineyards in the Vista Flores area of the Uco Valley – considered to be one of the top wine-producing regions of the country – and this is a rare opportunity to hear him talk about his wines as we taste them.

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We will start the evening with a light sparkling wine, and then move on to taste two white wines and four reds. To help all this go down we will be serving a buffet supper of cheeses and charcuterie, traditional empanadas and homemade chorizo, plus a dessert. Coffee will be served at the end, and all the wines will be available to buy at a discount on the night.

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The event takes place at 6.30pm, Thursday 23 June, 2016, in the Orangery at 15 Nelson Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB, and will last for around 2 hours. The cost per person is £30, which includes all wine and food. Please call or email to book your place.

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The Joy of Churros

7th April 2016

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Who doesn’t like churros, the doughnut-type snacks they consume with passion in Spain and Latin America?

In Spain they eat them hot for breakfast dipped in hot chocolate or occasionally café con leche. In Argentina we fill them with dulce de leche and consume them all day as pastries or a pick-me-up or just as a treat.

We used to make churros for ourselves at home when feeling homesick for Argentina, and they usually did the trick! But we decided recently that churros were just too good to keep to ourselves, so we have recently made them available in our Royal Hill café. Plain or filled with dulce de leche, they’re great at any time of day, coated with a light dusting of sugar and eaten neat or dipped in hot chocolate.

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You can order them throughout the morning for breakfast, but if we’ve made enough they are sometimes available later in the day too. We do say it ourselves, but we think they’re delicious. Drop by to try them whenever you want a sweet treat – they’re a great way to start the day!

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Tasting the Wines of Argentina

24th February 2016

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Did you know that Argentina was the one of the largest wine-producing countries in the world? Yet only in recent years has the wonderful world of Argentinian wine become better known, as the country’s producers have started marketing the fruits of their labours to the world.

We hope you’ll join us for a fun and informative evening of wine-tasting at our Nelson Road restaurant. We will be sampling 7 wines in the company of one of our suppliers, Neil Keeling from Hispamerchants, who will talk you though the provenance of each wine with two local Argentine producers – Bodegas La Guarda, from the Tulum Valley, San Juan, about 90 minutes’ north of Argentina’s wine capital Mendoza, and Domingo Molina, from Cafayate in the northern province of Salta.

We will taste a white wine and a rose, a classic Argentine Malbec and a velvety Syrah along with two other reds, and finish up with a superbly smooth and aromatic dessert wine. To help all this go down we will be serving a buffet supper of cheeses and charcuterie, traditional empanadas and homemade chorizo, plus a dessert. Coffee will be served at the end, and all wines will be available to buy at a discount on the night.

The event takes place at 6.30pm, Tuesday 22 March, 2016, in the Orangery at 15 Nelson Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB, and will last for around 2 hours. The cost per person is £30, which includes all wine and food. Please call or email to book your place.

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Picadas are the perfect way to end a busy day!

6th December 2015

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Putting together a proper asado – or barbecue – can take a while, so naturally impatient Argentinians need something to nibble on while they’re waiting. Hence picadas – a little snack or hors d’oeuvre that are traditionally put together to help keep hungry tummies from rumbling, as well as giving you something to enjoy with that glass of wine. Think of it like a simpler version of Spanish tapas, Buenos Aires-style.

In fact nibbling on tasty picadas while sipping a cocktail or two is the ultimate early-evening pastime in downtown Buenos Aires, so we thought it would be the perfect thing to introduce to our Greenwich restaurant – particularly in the run-up to Christmas, when late-night shopping and early-evening socialising often coincide. If you are already a regular at our café on Royal Hill, then you will be familiar with the delicious platters that we put together there – often made up of high-quality Parma ham, salami, cheese, grilled aubergine, peppers, rocket and a few olives and grissini. At our Greenwich restaurant we serve them between 5pm and 7pm, and they make for a great early-evening nibble. You can order a platter for one, two and four, with or without a drink – though, as with everything we do, you can basically order whatever you want!

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We reckon picadas are the perfect way either to end a busy day or to start a convivial evening. Or maybe you just need a pick-me-up on the way home? Either way, don’t be embarrassed – come on by our Greenwich place and make yourself at home!

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