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First Meal in Boston

After Chicago Michelle and I figured we were already half way across the country and decided to travel to the East Coast. Not wanting to do New York like we normally do, we decided on Boston. We got to our hotel pretty late, but being in The Back Bay, there were plenty of food options.

Boston is known for its New American style of food. There are places on practically every block serving this style of cuisine. We chose The Salty Pig for our first grub spot.

Prosciutto, Speck, HardĀ Gouda, Fig Jam, Chianti Jelly.

Mushroom Pizza, Topped with a Farm Egg.

Granted we were pretty hungry after travelling, but I really enjoyed this place. They’ve got a small rotation of beers that are pretty good, and their staff is super friendly, even after I brought up the Red Sox end of the regular season implosion.

First Meal in Argentina: French Food

Expect a lot more posts to follow on the topic of food in Argentina.

Argentina is a country that is well known for some foods traditionally. Steak of course is one of those things. Empanadas are another staple food for this country. There is a heavy Italian influence on their food with pastas being very popular. Ham, cheese, olives, and tomatoes are seen a lot in a lot of their dishes from their Spanish influence. What you won’t find in traditional Argentina cuisine is a lot of spices or sauce covering their foods. They let the food speak for itself.

While the majority of restaurants stick to these staple foods, there are different restaurants challenging the status quo and going with different ethnic foods and even combining them together. Oui Oui is one such restaurant. It’s a little French cafe in the Palermo area of Buenos Aires.

Fresh pastries are laid out for people to purchase. There is a sign indicating that at the end of the day any pastries left over are heavily discounted, indicating that pastries are made fresh every day.

They have fresh lemonade with some spices they add. It’s very refreshing.

Michelle had the salmon sandwich. The salmon was very fresh.

Her sandwich came with a side of potatoes. In Argentina they use potatoes as their primary source of starch other than bread, but they really don’t do much with it. Sprinkled with some herbs and then fried or boiled is pretty much the most that’s done to them.

I ordered the ham and cheese sandwich, which came along with a side salad.

This was an incredible sandwich. I didn’t know it at the time since this was our first meal in Argentina, but the ham is spectacular in this country. Coupled with a creamy cheese and a soft, fresh backed bread it went down super easy.

I had no idea what else I was in store for at the time, but I was very happy with my first meal in Argentina. Definitely check this spot out if you’re in Buenos Aires for some time.