Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scenes From A Brunch: Mercado Amenabar

Breakfast in Argentina is traditionally coffee and a pastry - café con leche y medialunas, anyone? - and after living and traveling abroad for almost a year (!), a pile of bacon and eggs and various baked goods slathered in maple syrup is among the things I miss the most, not to mention the rejeuvenating effect of a bottomless cup of coffee.

A recent article in Oh La Lá! magazine highlighted a few of the brunch options in Buenos Aires, and I started making dates to satisfy my Sunday-morning cravings. We started at Home Hotel, a boutique hotel in Palermo Hollywood where the huevos rancheros left us wanting more. I could easily have whiled away the afternoon sipping their very satisfying Bloody Marys poolside.

This past weekend marked a trip with a good friend to Mercado Amenabar, also in Palermo Hollywood. We shared scrambled eggs with toast and bacon, a proscuitto and Brie sandwich, and enough ideas and inspiration to last us at least until next Sunday's brunch date.

1 comment:

lee_jen said...

agreed, there's nothing like a good 'ole Canadian breakfast, usually starting at The Horseshoe around 11:00, finished by 2:00 or so

very looking forward to sharing brekky with you sometime in the spring

xo lee & jen