Road Trip to Lapland Finland

We set off with my friend, chef and host Jani early on a Sunday by car to Lapland. We had 8 hours ahead of us, Seventy five percent of Finland is covered by forests, 188,000 lakes, no wonder they are so nature-driven and everyone hunts and consume the wide range of game meats and fish they have.

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Pop up in Bucco Restaurant Finland

Pop up in Restaurant Bucco Finland.

This year we will be doing things a bit different; the first night on October 19th we will be making an Argentinean asado in the terrace of his restaurant; the second night, on October 20th we will be doing a collaboration menu; expect to see lots of game meat since Jani is an avid hunter and of course lots of fish and berries; some of my weaknesses in Finland.

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Sea buckthorn berries and sauna in Finland

Before I was going to Finland I was already day-dreaming of their ingredients, I was fascinated by the various unheard-of types of berries. One of them stood up more than the other ones: Sea buckthorn berry.

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Asado in Cordoba - Argentina

I drove with a bunch of my best friends from Buenos Aires to Cordoba’s Mountain range to spend a few days at my friend Matias Colombo’s property. It took us about eight hours to get there but I knew we were in for a treat. This story is about the lovely asado that awaited us upon our arrival.

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Dinner at Shortmarket Club in Cape Town

If you are ever in Cape Town I suggest you visit Shortmarket Club in Shortmarket street. I went recently with my brother and a friend.

First and foremost make sure you bring a loaded gun when you come to the restaurant for dinner; not that the neighborhood is unsafe, Shortmarket street is actually quite popular and festive especially on a Thursday night. - I’ll explain later-

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A Day Trip to Lake Bacalar - Mexico

A Day Trip to Lake Bacalar - Mexico

I took a day trip to Bacalar, roughly about 250 kilometers away from Playa del Carmen, Peninsula de Yucatan; Mexico and almost at the border of Belize. We left at around 7.00 am with my friends Stefano and Marisa, an Italian couple living in Switzerland. We drove in a small car through lush rainforest on a muggy hot day. 

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A pit stop in La Pampa - Argentina

A PIT STOP IN LA PAMPA - ARGENTINA

We drove for many hours through wheat fields in the blazing heat in the middle of La Pampa, barely seeing any cars or anyone. Suddenly we blew-up and shredded a tire of our Batan into pieces. We were so amazingly lucky that it happened right in front of an old, dilapidated gas station. 

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