Sexto — Buenos Aires, Argentina
With the gentrification of Buenos Aires’ tourist-trodden Palermo Viejo in full swing, the onetime bohemian neighborhood welcomes another serious gastronomical addition. Sexto is a Mediterranean meets Porteño brasserie, located on the ground floor of the brand new Casa Sur Palermo hotel. The sixth outpost from lauded chef and restaurateur Tomás Waisman, his honest formula combines substantial portions made from the city’s best seasonal produce and served by well-trained old time waiters. The cosy interiors – by young architect Giselle Chalu – is a mix of modern and traditional, with white brick-walls and relaxed furnishings such as Chester leather couches, Thonet chairs and Lapacho and iron tables. The menu – an enticing all-day affair – caters not only to the neighborhood’s residents but also to the demands of international travellers alike, with a selection of seafood and beef grilled over coal, peppered with apple wood chips. We suggest tucking into the roasted shrimp with tabbouleh and grilled caramelized fennel, followed by braised pineapple and vanilla ice cream.