La Panadería de Pablo — Buenos Aires, Argentina
With its towering skyscrapers and widespread vistas of the River de la Plata, peppered with swanky yacht clubs, its not surprising upscale restaurants are starting to covet this stretch of real estate in the northern Buenos Aires suburbs.
Case in point, Guadalupe García Mosqueda – the restaurateur behind lifestyle boutique Casa Cavia and Carne by the two-Michelin starred chef Mauro Colagreco – has wisely uprooted her modern dining concept, La Panadería de Pablo from its city centre location to the neighbourhood of Olivos, 20km further north.
Its new site is a lofty space outfitted by local designer Horacio Gallo who has made the most of the room’s anchoring cement columns by contrasting them with timber wall panelling and black-painted exposed bricks. These are lined with toffee leather banquets and black-lacquered Thonet inspired chairs, all bathed in a soft glow, courtesy of Gallo’s bronze lamps overhead.
In the kitchen, chef Pablo Massey rustles up a tasty menu of modern Argentine dishes, an array Porteño style classics and a selection of delicious pizzaz. Not to be missed it the marinated grass-fed skirt steak served with rosemary butter, sautéed potatoes and chimichurri and the creamy burrata that comes with fresh tomatoes, basil and prosciutto. The signature drink, concocted by bartender Inés de los Santos, is a Bloody Mary Asiático, made with sake and wasabi.