Dining with Dill & Drinks Head Chef Leandro Leyell

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Following his Dinner & Drinks debut at The Clubhouse in Buenos Aires, we sat down with Dill & Drinks head chef, Leandro Leyell to discuss his beginnings in the restaurant industry and favorite restaurants around.
“I actually became a chef by chance as I was looking for a job in a village in the province of Córdoba. Here, I was given a job as a pot washer at a four-star hotel where they saw potential in me and gave me the necessary training, promoting me and eventually sending me off  to study more on cooking. After 15 years of hard work, I was able to start my own personal project and opened up Dill & Drinks in Buenos Aires.”

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Leandro’s Top Restaurants:

Sudestada

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Where: Guatemala 5602, Palermo Hollywood Tel. 4776-3777 - Mon – Sat: 12:30pm – 4pm, 7:30pm – 1am
Why: For it’s unconventional style cooking and the high quality products. This Southeast Asian inspired restaurant is a clear favorite in Buenos Aires with its minimalist sleek decor, citrusy-ginger infused cocktails and food bursting with spicy flavors.

Ristorante Della Fontana

Where: Villa Giardino, Córdoba
Why: For it’s classic Italian cuisine – faithfully recreating truly Italian dishes. Loved by locals, this restaurant not only has an extensive menu, serving up deliciously warming dishes but the friendly service is all part of its charm too!

Nannai Hotel & Restaurant

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Where: Porto Galhinas, Brasil
Why: The best lobster I have ever tried! They manage to blend seamlessly the best regional cuisine with international gastronomy accompanied by a specially compiled wine list.

The Four Seasons Buenos Aires 

Where: Posadas 1086/88, Buenos Aires
Why: For the famous brunch here at their restaurant The Elena. With live pasta and sushi stations,  meat dishes cooked on rotisserie a la minute and cold cuts sliced to order on our original Berkel machine, this is not your typical brunch experience.
Where: Currently closed, but re-opening in March in a new location.
Why: Forgive the obvious answer but it’s the truth…the fish in particular is a must-try!

Angelín

Where: Av. Córdoba 5270
Why: On the run and in need of some of grub? This is some of  the best pizza in town.
Dill & Drinks is a concept restaurant which uses the freshest local ingredients for both its unique menu and delicious cocktails.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

The Clubhouse

The crown jewel in our Buenos Aires portfolio is The Clubhouse, nestled in-the-heart of Palermo Soho. Members and their Guests can escape the heat of the Argentine summer in the infinity pool.

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Kavanagh

One of the most famous buildings in Buenos Aires, Kavanagh has recently undergone a two-year renovation project making it one of the most luxurious properties in the city. The building was constructed by architects of the Empire State Building, and has counted Eva Peron among its illustrious residents.

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