Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ligure seafood restaurant

Day 4  December 1, 2011
One of our favorite restaurants in Buenos Aires is Ligure.  We found it on our first trip in 2007 and have returned every visit.  This is a city of beefeaters, and Ligure does have plenty of meat dishes, but it is really a seafood restaurant and after a few days of red meat it is nice to visit a supurb seafood restaurant.  It is on Juncal street, just a couple blocks from the San Martin plaza and an easy walk from the Marriott or the Sheraton.  The fish is fresh and well prepared but the best quality of the restaurant is the staff. 
Carlos Alberto first came to work here on August 1, 1978 as a "joven" or waiter.  He is still here and has served us in 2007 and 2009.  All of the other staff looked familier to us as we walked in today, but he came up and greeted us, a quizzical look on his face.  After we ordered and he came back to fill our glasses, he asked "Quanto tiempo en BA?"  I explained to him that we were on our third trip and that we had been to his restaurant, and have been served by him all three times.  He smiled and said we looked familiar.  A few minutes later he reappeared with a bottle of champagne and two glasses.  He welcomed us as old friends and poured the champagne.  I asked if we could take his photo and he smiled and said, "Si, como no?"
  We had a beautiful fresh trout with baby shrimp and mushrooms and a fresh green salad, it is the beginning of summer here and the vegetables are excellent.  We walked several miles back to our hotel, enjoying the sunshine and the happy people.  What a great day to photograph the architecture and the "Porteneos"  the "people of the port."  Argentina. Carlos Alberto, muchas gracias.  Nice

1 comment:

Kathy Fitch said...

Thanks for this link, YES!, I will enjoy following your posts and vacationing along side of you!