Casa Saltshaker

Food & Drink
November 13, 2011 9:56 pm

The third installment of the food photography-laden posts on Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants (puertas cerradas) is Casa Saltshaker.

Casa Saltshaker’s chef Dan Perlman is seen as a pioneer in the Buenos Aires closed-door restaurant movement. Though numerous similar operations were in the works before he opened his Barrio Norte home to dinner guests, he was one of the first to bring the genre of restaurants into the mainstream, as in traveler consciousness.

Below are photographs from the meal I attended around Cinco de Mayo (click for Perlman’s accompanying post; he keeps a very informative blog about Casa Saltshaker and Buenos Aires restaurants/food). Since my Casa Saltshaker dinner, Perlman has altered the inspiration for his dinners. Prior, he created his menus to relate to nearby holidays; now he selects a few key flavors that inform the five courses, all of which are surprises until diners have the plates in front of them.

Jalapeño poppers


Vegetarian pozole


Wok-sauteed calamarette with ocas, chipotle sauce


Pork spareribs with Chatino mole, white rice and black beans


Margarita cheesecake

Related link: Original TKGO blog post featuring Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants.


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