The latest restaurant to launch in Beunos Aires’ Palermo Viejo neighbourhood is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor of Dazzler Hotel. Interiors – by local architect Sergio Oliva Gerli – took cues from London’s East End and the St. Germain des Prés area in Paris. ‘Just like writer Jorge Luis Borges said, our city is a cosmopolitan melting pot of world styles and I’d like to believe that’s the essence of Snatch,’ says Gerli. A smooth Peteribi wood panelled bar with a metal counter top is highlighted with an iron bookshelf packed with vintage radio and mini TV sets from the 1930s to 60s, while a mixture of velvet chairs and Chesterfield-style sofas impart a subtle touch of elegance to the cool vintage-industrial vibe that dominates the scene. A selection of seductive cocktails is on offer, with a menu created by local celebrity bartender Federico Cuco. For the full experience, we suggest the Porteño Cooler with vodka, grapefruit, Fernet syrup and pop soda, accompanied with chef Gonzalo Villahoz’s braised veal with truffle mashed potatoes.
Snatch, Buenos Aires, Argentina