by Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Tuesday 5 April 2011

By day, Buenos Aires is awash with super stylish, well-heeled porteños going about their daily business: shopping, chatting on their cells, or tucking into scrumptious steaks bigger than their designer handbags. After dark, in fact, way after dark, as is the Argentine way, you’ll find a fair few of the city’s beautiful people head to a gorgeous and dimly lit wine bar in the stylish barrio of Recoleta. With its funky interior and decadent wine list, you’ll never find yourself short of a tipple — or a pleasant view — at Gran Bar Danzon.

If you’re stuck for choice, the manager and sommelier Damian Alonso will happily recommend a beverage to tickle your fancy, and if the mood takes you, there’s also a dining area where chef, Martin Arrieta, serves up delectable dishes like salmon ceviche with celery sorbet, lamb carpaccio with truffles and parmesan icecream, and crispy duck confit with mashed carrots, spicy blueberries and salted pistachios. Being in Buenos Aires, dinner at Gran Bar Danzon won’t really kick off until at least 10pm — so if this delicious menu doesn’t lead to you ordering more dishes than you can possibly handle, hunger definitely will!