Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009-Bus from Mar del Plata to Gualeguaychú

Meal 1: yogurt, plum, crackers, alfajor, cookies

Meal 2:
Personal cheese pizza with tomatoes at Retiro terminal, not good. Espresso.

Meal 3: Stuffed pizza fugazetta! Awesome, blue cheese empanada, also awesome. Light, flakey and sinful. Random restaurant in Gualeguaychu.
Lots and lots of beer.

Thursday, January 29, 2009-Mar del Plata

Meal 1: Grapes and mate, plum

Meal 2: 2 slices of cheese pizza (4 pesos!)

Meal 3: Pastry splurge! 2 medialunas salados, a churro relleno con dulce de leche, pastry with raspberry filling, Diet Coke. I've been wanting to try the churro relleno ever since I learned of its existence. This one wasn't particularly impressive, although I'd give one another shot, warm. The raspberry pastry was delicious, and the medialunas were good.

Meal 3.5: Antares Scotch beer...yum! Real beer, after so long...

Meal 4: 2 milanesas de soja con salsa de tomate, queso, vino

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tocornal Cepas Nobles Vino Tinto by Concha y Toro

$6.50, small supermercado, great table wine. Not dry at all, a slight acidity at first followed by sweetness.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009-Mar del Plata

Meal 1: yogurt, 2 medialunas, espresso

Meal 2: WW spaghetti with tomato sauce and soy milanesa

Meal 3: a few Frutigrans.

Meal 4: Roasted eggplant, with some spaghetti and tomato sauce.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Astica 2007 Merlot/Malbec, Trapiche, Argentina

$7.80 (pesos), supermercado, good, basic wine. (Found a price listed at U$S 18.50, definitely not worth that much)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009-Mar del Plata

Meal 1: Mate, crackers and cheese

Meal 2: Ice cream (from a half kilo Martín bought)--dulce de leche with chocolate chips, dulce de leche with flan, strawberry sorbet and pineapple sorbet. Dulce de leche era mejor que ayer, dulce de leche con flan era bien, pero demasiado dulce. Lo de anana no tenia mucho sabor, pero frutilla fue rica.

Meal 3: corn on the cob, eggplant with tomato sauce and a little cheese, wine

Meal 4: soy milanesa, a little cheese.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009-Mar del Plata

Meal 1: Cafe doble, 2 medialunas, peach.

Meal 2: Pizza from last night.

Meal 3: Gianelli's Ice cream, 6 pesos for Chico size, dulce de leche with chocolate chips and choc chip. Choc chip was too sweet and overwhelmed the dulce de leche.

Meal 4: WW pasta with canned sauce (tomato and pepper)--zapatillos were rotten. =( Wine. =)

Sunday, January 25, 2009-Mar del Plata

Meal 1: 2 plums, mate

Meal 2: bread with garbanzo spread and tomato

Meal 3: Quiche with tomato, carrots, and mozarella from Supermercado Bahía across from Playa Chica.

Meal 4: Pizza with mozarella, tomatoes, and garlic from restaurant on the corner of Buenos Aires and Gascon. Yummy woodfired crust, good pizza. 9 peso bottle of wine. A place to go back to. (Large pizza, 20 pesos)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009-Mar del Plata

Breakfast: Apple

Lunch: Crackers and Cheese, plum

Snack: cafe doble, 2 medialunas, plum

Dinner: Freezer pizza, beet, wine. Couple “bridge cookies”...bland.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009-Mar Del Plata

Breakfast: Crackers and cheese, grapes

Lunch: sandwich with garbanzo spread, WW bread, and whole tomato

Snack: yogurt, peanuts, coffee

Dinner: Wine, frozen pizza, beets

Friday, January 23, 2009

Estancia Mendoza 2008 Merlot/Malbec

Not complex, but a good table wine. $6.67, Disco, Mar del Plata.

Thursday, January 22, 2009-Mar Del Plata

Snack: grapes

Snack: crackers and cheese, coffee

Dinner: Take-out pizza ($10) from LesAmis (corner of Santiago de Estero and Bolivia), “chopped tomatoes and garlic” not typical, no mozzarella, tons of fresh tomato and raw garlic—whew! Crust was soggy by the time I got it home, but seemed good, probably fated by the tomatoes. Wine.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Concha y Toro 2007 Reservado Malbec, Trivento, Argentina

$8.75 pesos. Too dry for Martin, dry but good by me. (Supermercado downstairs)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Breakfast: Coffee, mushroom and cheese omelet

Snack: Grapes and yogurt

Lunch: Brown rice pilaf with homemade tomato sauce

Snack: Twistos and an apple

Dinner: Crackers and garbanzo spread, wine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2008

Breakfast: Chickpea spread with 2 slices WW bread. Coffee.

Snack: Activa Yogurt

Lunch: Lettuce and tomato salad, wheat roll, hard-boiled egg, honeydew

Snack: Tasty bites with 2 1/2 slices WW bread. Wine, vanilla wafers. Doritos, diet coke, rum and crystal light, Toblerone bar

Dinner: Brown rice pilaf with homemade tomato sauce and cheese

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Breakfast: Fried egg (in EVOO), whole wheat toast.

Activia yogurt.

Lunch: WW Pasta, homemade veggie sauce, carrot salad.

Snack: Apple and peanut butter

Dinner: Feta cheese, handful of grapes, white rice, Tasty bites

Beer: Schneider Dark, 1 ltr. Very dark, but mild. OK. At Juanquitos, Diag. 74 and 49.

Snack: Cookies and wine.

Tittarelli Bonarda-Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon

Mendoza wine, $6?

Very cherry! Too sweet, but otherwise not bad. Not my thing.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wake up in Mar del Plata,

Breakfast: 3 medialunas and cafe con leché at the hotel

Snack: 2 cookies on the bus

Snack: half a peach, handful of oily, salted peanuts, and another handful (or two) of cheese-flavored Twistos.

Dinner: (home) Spaghetti with homemade pesto, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Wine. Vanilla wafers.