MENDOZA, ARGENTINA (in pictures)

by Liz Caskey on May 4, 2011

They say that a picture says a thousand words.  Here are some of our favorite takes of Mendoza that encapsulate its beauty, charm, and lifestyle.  Above, on the international highway from Chile high in the Andes; and snacks at an olive oil tasting where we try native varieties like the Arauco oil.

Dulce de leche may just be the most addictive substance known to man. Caramel-y, sugar sweet, gooey, and particularly sinful when combined in desserts.

Its always the people that make the place. Experience a bit of true Argentine hospitality in the utmost comfort at places like Cavas Wine Lodge.

Bask in the Mendoza sunshine. As a desert region, even the winters are relatively mild and filled with sunny days always with the stunning backdrop of the chiseled Andes. While in Mendoza, we’ll take you to indulge in Argentinean Nouveau cuisine from the best chefs and regional specialties made by home cooks. Of course, we’ll connect with passionate winemakers too and visit the most respected wine-cellars of the area.

You won’t forget your first Empanada Mendocina – warm, tender yet crunchy, yeasty, and filled with savory meat filling. Wash it down with a glass of of lush Malbec or that zesty Torrontes.

Argentina will seduce you with its friendly people, diverse flavors, vibrant  wines, and most definitely, the dulce vida, a noticeably slower pace of life.

Horses in Mendoza are a huge part of the local culture from gauchos to polo. Saddle up in Uco for stunning views of this agricultural valley. On horseback, you slip into a state of total presence where you become one with the awesome landscape of vines and mountains.

Won’t you join Liz this August 6-12, 2011 for the trip of a lifetime in Mendoza, Argentina? After all, 2011 IS the Age of Argentina.

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midnitechef May 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Those empanadas look delicious and comforting :)

Jessica May 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

That dulce de leche souffle looks amazing! And your pictures are so good! What kind of camera are you using? I am so jealous of these shots


Liz Caskey May 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

My husband/business partner is the photographer. He uses a Nikon D80.
And yes, that dessert tasted as good as it looked. :)

Emily May 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Stunning pictures! I think you make me want to move back down to South America, and maybe Argentina instead of Chile this time! I’ve always loved how Chile and Argentina are neighbors, but they are such uniquely different countries.

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