Visiting La Alboroza, home of Mendoza artist Sergio Roggerone, during the Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine Festival
La Alboroza, home of artist Sergio Roggerone, Mendoza

One of the more glamorous events of the Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine festival that I attended  last month in Mendoza was a decadent brunch at La Alboroza, the luxurious home of artist Sergio Roggerone. Sergio Roggerone greeted our group as we entered the front gate of his hacienda. Definitely not a struggling […]


Winery hopping in Mendoza, part II: Visiting the Bodega Catena Zapata Winery
Catena Winery, Mendoza

  A Mayan pyramid in the middle of Argentina? Huh? That’s the first sign you have that Bodega Catena Zapata winery sees itself a little differently than the other Mendoza wineries. Luckily when you turn around, you get a sweeping view of the Andes….and the vast holdings of the Catena family. The winery, started by […]

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Winery hopping in Mendoza, Argentina, part I: visiting Familia Zuccardi with lunch at its restaurant, Casa del Visitante
Winery Mendoza

The highlight of any trip to Mendoza is leaving the city and heading out of town to the wineries. When you see the fields of grape vines up against the Andes, you realize that this is why you came all this way. The province of Mendoza has more than 1,000 wineries and produces 70% of […]


A report from the 2011 Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine event, held in Mendoza, Argentina.
Masters of Food and Wine

I’ve had some gluttonous experiences in my day. A four-hour extravagant dinner at Guy Savoy Paris. A multi-day rampage through New Orleans’ po-boy shops. A tasting menu with wine pairings at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia that cost half our mortgage. But for sheer richness of food consumed, as well as the amount of time spent at […]

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Do you have a favorite “meal of a lifetime?” For guest poster Natalie Pompilio, a private feast served at Cava de Cano in Mendoza, Argentina comes close.
Appetizer spread, Cava de Cano, Mendoza, Argentina

By Natalie Pompilio, contributing writer To put it nicely, my husband and I are healthy eaters, so we fully expected our two week trip to Argentina to feature steak, steak and more steak. So imagine our surprise when our favorite meal of the entire trip — Jordan says the best meal of his lifetime — […]