Last night I had one of the best dining experiences of my life. I woke up this morning thinking I had to tell everyone about I Latina, a Latin closed door restaurant here in Buenos Aires. This was my third time at I Latina, but they’ve improved on what I already thought was a spectacular experience, making it a “can’t miss” in BA.
The meal consisted of 7 courses paired with several local boutique wines. While 7 courses may sound like a lot of food, all of the portions were perfect, leaving you very satisfied, but not stuffed. Below is the menu from last night’s dinner:
Appetizer: White corn arepas with anise and Colombian hogao.
Bread Basket: Banana bread, Chipá, coconut bread, focaccia with olives and mixed seeds bread. Lime and pepper flavored butter.
First course: Confit duck with tamarind and quinoa salad.
Second course: Caramelized prawns with spicy pineapple and fennel.
Third course: Barú style ceviche with season fish, mango biche, coconut and lychee.
Fourth course: Peruvian Chupe with grilled octopus.
Fifth course: Brased pork in coffee and sugar cane reduction.
Sixth course: Ecuadorian cacao truffle with sea salt and olive oil.
Seventh course: Avocado and Tequila ice cream.
Final course: Typical Colombian coffee infused with cinnamon and cardamom. Petit Fours.
Like everyone on the Parrilla Tour team, our food tour clients love great food. A common question we get is “where should we eat in Buenos Aires?” Unquestionably, we will tell them they must reserve an evening for I Latina, a perfect combination of impeccable gourmet food and wine, a sensual experience, and warm and professional service.
I Latina is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation only. Located in Villa Crespo, the exact location is given when booking. Book by visiting their website or by calling 4857-9095.