21 May '13, 5pm
Discovering Buenos Aires Hidden Kitchens: Puertas Cerradas Worth Finding
Photo Courtesy of Casa SaltShaker No, you're not having dinner at a new Argentinian friends house (though chances are you'll have made new friends by the end of the evening). Instead, you've come to experience Buenos Aires defining dining trend of the moment, a Puerta Cerrada (or closed door restaurant). Sort of like a cross between an underground supper club and getting a home cooked meal, Puertas Cerradas came about when, instead of opening restaurants in a dicey economy, some of the most talented chefs in the city opted instead to serve private dinners in their own homes. They began welcoming strangers into their abodes most nights of the week, setting up intimate makeshift dining rooms or sometimes eating straight out of the kitchen. Forget the tourist-crowded tables (and overpriced menus) of the citys better known restaurants like Cabana Las Lilas or steak-craz...