Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We offer a unique social and dining experience, sharing a table with other guests in our home. The setting is casual and the conversation lively. Our food is eclectic — exploring the spices, herbs, and ingredients of the Andes, fused with global cuisine. Although not vegetarian, our focus is on fresh vegetables and fruits of the season as the key elements of each dish, and with sufficient notice we can, at times, offer a vegetarian option. It’s all about meeting new friends over good food and wine. For more than a decade, a truly don’t-miss experience for both travelers and locals!
Thinking about a dinner party at home? Need a place for a welcome or goodbye evening? Perhaps a business dinner meeting outside of the usual hustle and bustle of a restaurant? Avoid all the work and cleanup and plan a private dinner with us here at Casa SaltShaker!
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Dan Perlman is an award winning chef, advanced sommelier, and an internationally published food and wine writer, with more than forty years of experience. His kitchen adventures range from his teen years at The Side Door in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan to later stints with Tom Colicchio at Mondrian, and on to sous chef at The Sazerac House and chef at The Kitchen Club, all in New York City. He is well known for the creation of award-winning wine lists at the New York restaurants American Renaissance, Felidia, Veritas, AZ, and pazo. He writes the SaltShaker blog, on food, wine, restaurants, and travel, and his published works are available on his personal website.
Henry Tapia, Casa SaltShaker’s charming host, is an anthropologist and a trained and licensed instructor of folklore dance and tango, and is always eager to share his knowledge of both local and Andean culture. Henry is a native of Trujillo, Peru and brings with him the experiences and secrets of Peruvian home cooking. He has lived and worked in Buenos Aires for nearly two decades, where, aside of caring for our dinner guests, he is the director of his own folklore dance company, La Qantuta, and offers private tango and folklore dance lessons.
We seat a maximum of ten (10) guests at our shared table, yes, we understand you’re skinny, and no, we can’t fit an 11th person in. But sure, go ahead and ask.
We ask people to come between 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. so that we can start with everyone present. We, and your fellow guests, would appreciate it if you’re on time.
Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, our price for the five-course tasting menu with paired wines is US$80/AR$1280 including a welcome cocktail, mineral water and coffee or tea. We do not offer an option to bring your own wine. We ask for a 50% deposit to secure the reservation, via PayPal, QuickPay, credit card, bank transfer (US or Argentina), or Bitcoin. Payment of the balance at the dinner in cash only – as close as you can to exact would be appreciated.
If you’d rather pay in full in advance, let us know and we’ll send a link for the full amount rather than just the deposit.
We have a garden where you or your guests can smoke, indoors is non-smoking. Cigarettes please. It’s not a cigar bar, and no, we can’t help you “score some weed”.
We do keep a waiting list, so even if a night shows as full, let us know if you’re interested.