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Argentine gastronomy

Argentine gastronomy celebrates Michelin Guide’s arrival

The first Argentina guide edition revealed a total of 71 places (52 in Buenos Aires and 19 in Mendoza). Michelin stated that the selection showcases high-level technique, sustainability, and support for locally grown ingredients. Bodega Lagarde in Luján de Cuyo, about half an hour from Mendoza, fully integrates gastronomy with wine experiences. Through their restaurants Fogón, Cocina de Viñedo, and Zonda Cocina de Paisaje, they celebrate their history, connection to the environment, and stunning natural surroundings. After years of dedication of viticulture and gastronomy, three very great distinctions:

  • Michelin Star: Zonda, Landscape Cuisine
  • Michelin Green Star: Zonda, Landscape Cuisine
  • Recommended by Michelin: Stove, Vineyard Cuisine

After these historic achievements, Sofía Pescarmona, owner of Bodega Lagarde and its restaurants , spoke: “Today we celebrate our first Michelin stars. We are happy to share our history and culture, where each recipe reflects our landscape. A recognition that always drives us to continue exploring, innovating and sharing our passion for gastronomy.”



On the other hand, the Mendoza chef of Zonda, Cocina de PaisajeAugusto García expressed: “The experience we provide is one of excellence and I am proud of our team. Our experience begins with a breakfast for visitors, a visit to our organic garden and then a cooking class, which culminates with a step-by-step menu harmonized with great harvests from the winery.”

Bodega Lagarde, in Luján de Cuyo, is famous both for the excellent history of its wines and for having its own organic garden . At Zonda, Cocina de Paisaje, we seek to pay tribute to the most local gastronomy, that which exudes the Cuyo DNA, simple and honest in its forms but elevated to haute cuisine levels by offering delicate textures and beautiful presentations.

In its elegant space with a design that highlights elegance and warmth, embraced by a terrace exposed to the vineyards, you can discover up to four tasting menus: Landscape Experience, Zonda Experience, Cuyano and Gilanco (Michelin Guide).

The mention of the Michelin “green” Star is a distinction that highlights restaurants with sustainable practices, which offer a gastronomic experience that brings together excellence and eco-responsibility, giving shape to an alternative and especially ethical gastronomy model.


Michelin Mention for Fogón – Vineyard Kitchen

Fogón is located in one of the historic patios of the Winery. In its room, with high ceilings and with the kitchen seen at the end of it, you will have the possibility of choosing between two tasting menus, both with pairings from the winery itself, and a menu that clearly focuses on magnificent Argentine grilled meats ( steak eye, rump tail, t-bone), also highlights Italian recipes (their al dente Cavatelli with crumbled lamb is very popular) and creative cuisine. It is possible to have lunch outdoors in front of the vineyards! (Michelin Guide).


Mendoza, the big winner

The Michelin Guide reaffirms Mendoza’s position as the South American capital of gastronomy and wine excellence and highlights the connection between the land, natural products and the ability of Argentine chefs to take gastronomy to new heights.

The Guide also highlights that Mendoza is an undoubted attraction in its own right. The culture and heritage of food and wine go hand in hand, impressing every visitor with impressive wine cellars that are often home to restaurants of the highest standard.

For her part, Sofía Pescarmona highlights: “These are very important achievements for Argentine gastronomy. It positions us as a country, where people travel to see the gastronomic scene. For Mendoza it is transcendental, first because it has four stars and three other green ones. It generates a lot of enthusiasm and challenges for us to continue innovating, developing and growing. Open the doors to other regions of Argentina so that they can follow the path. Food and wine tourism is an important growth opportunity for our country. The diversity and quality of our products are worth putting more and more value on.”

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