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Fine Dining in Mendoza
Francesco Ristorante Barbera
Serving stellar old-school Italian food with homey charm, this restaurant is loved by the locals and is a “must” for anyone visiting Mendoza. Just off Plaza Independencia, in a typical casona with a pleasant garden, Maria Teresa (Francesco’s daughter) personally cooks the delicious pasta and oversees every detail of succulent dishes like the stuffed rabbit with mushrooms or slow-cooked baby goat in Chardonnay.
Chile 1268, Mendoza
Located in Godoy Cruz, this tiny gem may be the hippest new spot in the province of Mendoza for some inspirational takes on Argentinean cuisine. Las Negras combines all the right stuff: stylish minimalist décor and lighting, creative cuisine based on seasonal products and produce from the region, excellent service and a 240-label wine list. Some culinary stand-outs: quince, goat cheese and wild arugula tarte tatin; duck breast with watercress, chestnuts and grilled beets, and fig carpaccio with full-cream ice-cream. Reservations essential.
Pasteur 177 & Almirante Brown, Godoy Cruz
Urbano (Bodega O. Fournier)
Chic has officially arrived in the Uco Valley with the inauguration of the O. Fournier winery restaurant. Set amidst the winery’s futuristic architecture, the dining room has jaw-dropping views of the Andes. The menu marries sophistication with simplicity, adding touches from the owners’ homeland (Spain) in dishes like veal ragout with couscous and vegetables or the knock-out mascarpone cheese risotto. The full course menu can be paired with the house wines ranging from the basic Urban to the award-winning B Crux and A Crux. Just be sure to make reservations.
Calle Los Indios s/n – 5567, La Consulta
La Bourgogne (Bodega Vistalba, Carlos Pulenta)
Situated among old Malbec vines in Carlos Pulenta’s winery in Vistalba, this restaurant brings together French culinary techniques and astute flavor combinations. Try the sweet scallops on crunchy croutons, the wild mushroom soup or the seared salmon in a delicate tomato and ginger broth. The sommelier will help you match your dishes with a wine from the Vistalba winery, including his unforgettable Corte A and B varieties.
Roque Saenz Peña 3531, Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo