Garzon – two days in heaven

Gil and I went on our honeymoon this November, seven months after the wedding. We spent most of the time in Buenos Aires and four days in Uruguay. The highlight of the trip was most certainly Garzon. The name belongs to the town in Uruguay as well as the hotel and restaurant owned and run by Francis Mallmann. Some have called him the best chef in South America and I have no reason to disagree. We spent two wonderful days eating the most delicious food, relaxing and exploring the town. Luciano & Lucia took care of all our needs and made us feel special and welcomed. It was the part of the trip where I felt inspired to shoot more than travel snapshots.

Welcome to Garzon, the Town, the Hotel and the Restaurant
Welcome to Garzon, the Town, the Hotel and the Restaurant
Luciano, a table set for lunch and Lucia, all there for us

Luciano, a table set for lunch and Lucia, all there for us

Homemade Spaghetti with lemon, burnt tomatoes and almonds, bread and wine

Homemade Spaghetti with lemon, burnt tomatoes and almonds, bread and wine

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Eggs for sale and eggs for breakfast

Eggs for sale and eggs for breakfast

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Gil enjoying his meal and the best fruit drink in the world

Gil enjoying his meal and the best fruit drink in the world

Wood oven pizza with parmeggiano and burnt tomatoes & the Train Station

Wood oven pizza with parmeggiano and burnt tomatoes & the Train Station

The Train Station at Garzon, unused for over 120 years

The Train Station at Garzon, unused for over 120 years

Inside the train station, under restoration and the roof tiles from France

Inside the train station, under restoration and the roof tiles from France

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A table setting and wood oven empanadas from Mendoza

A table setting and wood oven empanadas from Mendoza

Sun Tea and a place to buy clothes

Sun Tea and a place to buy clothes

A place to play chess by the pool and a most beautiful glass of ice tea

A place to play chess by the pool and a most beautiful glass of ice tea

Luciano takes an order and the boss gives us a smile

Luciano takes an order and the boss gives us a smile

Rabbit and white wine stew with polenta and homemade mascarpone

Rabbit and white wine stew with polenta and homemade mascarpone

late in the day

late in the day

Milanesa with french fries, arugula, tomatoes and onion salad

Milanesa with french fries, arugula, tomatoes and onion salad

Outside the Terranova Cafe

Outside the Terranova Cafe

Thesesa in her shop at night

Thesesa in her shop at night

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Until we meet again

Until we meet again

  • March 14, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    admin - Bill & Alvaro

    Thanks for the note. Yes I did see the article in the Financial Times…we also can’t wait to go back.

  • March 14, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Bill Derrough - Dear Kathy and Gil — what a treat to see these fantastic photos of Garzon. My partner Alvaro and I discovered Garzon — the hotel, restaurant and fantastic residents and staff — back in the New Year 06/07 period and we fell in love with it. We were back for Thanksgiving with my parents in November 07 and we had one of the most memorable Thanksgiving meals of our lives. Everything was perfect, down to the local turkey, the mashed potatoes and pie. Check out the article in yesterday’s Financial Times about Garzon.

    Ciao

    Bill D

  • January 19, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Therese Wagner - Kathi, your honeymoon pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad you had a great trip-much love therese

  • December 30, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Megan Greenlee - I love these photos, Kathi! Just stunning.

  • December 28, 2009 - 8:30 pm

    Lucía - Dear Kathi,

    i loved the pictures. you have done a really nice work, that´s because you could get into the real garzón.
    thank you very much for the photos. Francis love them as well. Is very very nice from you.

    until we meet again,

    lula.

  • December 26, 2009 - 10:47 am

    Zuzanna Waś - Your photos are realy beautiful. I guess the place also was.

  • December 24, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Karen Zieff - The photos are just AMAZING! I got hungry just looking at them… beautiful place too…thanks for sharing!

  • December 24, 2009 - 11:29 am

    francis mallmann - Dear Kathy! thanks for catching the true aura of garzon…its a love affair! and for sharing!
    good holidays francis mallmann

  • December 23, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Jayne Bascetta - Kathy and Gil,
    It was great seeing you both in BA. The pictures are just absolutely beautiful! You certainly captured what you needed to make someone feel like they were there. And the food! All I can say is WOW.. very inspiring!!

  • December 22, 2009 - 6:05 pm

    Marie Labbancz - Your pictures are just so beautiful I can taste it! What a spectacular honeymoon for an awesome couple!

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