Showing posts from September 13, 2009

Tango on the Today Show Channel 9

Congratulations to Sophia and Pedro Alvarez from Patio de Tango on an excellent impromptu performance on the Today Show on Channel 9 this morning. The story was about tango being good for relationships and in usual morning television style was a light weight grab but Pedro and Sophia did an excellent job of presenting their love of tango and its role in their relationship. I know it was impromptu because I received an email yesterday morning asking me to find the show a tango couple and because I was out of the office I was not able to assist! Less than 24 hours notice.

Finding facturas

One of the most satisfying treats I came across in Buenos Aires was the facturas - little pastries sometimes filled with delicious caramel (dulce de leche) which I was introduced to by a Chilean girl who lived with us some years back but had never found in such delicious treats before. My friend Saboo loves these pastries, particularly the media lunas (like croissants - see picture) as much as I do and she has discovered that you can indeed get them in Sydney and Melbourne at... Confiteria Macel, shop 3, 63A Brennan Street, Smithfield, NSW El Molino, 3/105 Tangerine Street, Fairfield East, NSW and in Melbourne at Cafe Tango, 107 Hoddle Street, Richmond. If you know of more such establishments please let me know!