Dear Food Diary:
Mornings are not my thing, but for food, I make the extra effort. Specially for these to die for Argentinean Style Churros, which are best in the morning when they are freshly made. Needless to say, I spent many mornings at the local Confiteria (Cafe) LA CAPITAL, it’s also a Panaderia (Bakery) so they make everything fresh in house.There are 3 choices: plain, with dulce de leche center and chocolate covered dulce de leche center:
A lot of countries have their own versions, but I’ll have to say, Argentineans ones are THE BEST and I’m not being bias here. The flavor of the dough, texture and consistency is unique. It’s crisp and crunchy outer layer wraps around a soft slightly chewy center. Oh Churros! How miss thee…
Just to up the ante, I also had the Churro with dulce de leche and dipped in chocolate. So all of the above mentioned heavenly goodness now, covered with semi sweet dark chocolate. Wow. I had one of each in one sitting. It was a lot, but I had a sugar high like no other, churros ecstasy all week… and every morning like an addict, I wanted mas!
Everything sweet needs something salty as company, in my case, Sandwiches De Miga. Simple white bread sandwiches with no crust. Made fresh daily.
I grew up with ham and tomato, cheese or eggs, but now they have new concoctions, like this ham and heart of palm. Fluffy bread, light mayo, and fresh crunchy hearts of palm with a salty ham. Me gusta!
And you can always get yours “tostada”, for that extra warm, melted cheese, toasted bread.
To wash it all down, I had their Cappuccino a la Capital every time. Which comes with chocolate covered profiteroles on the side and a beautiful presentation, and yes, I ate that too.Deep and smooth expresso, with dark chocolate. Warm, milky, melt in your mouth chocolate pieces. This is how mornings should always be.
La Capital is more of an neighborhood joint. There’s plenty of cafes and bakeries in Buenos Aires, this was close to where I was staying and because its fairly new, it had a nice space to sit in with free wi-fi. There aren’t many old school Confiterias like the ones I grew up with, instead these modern spaces have slowly taken over. Everything here was great, so I found no need to eat elsewhere during my short stay.