Puertas cerradas (private) restaurants are nothing new in Buenos Aires, but Casa Felix has been going from strength to strength since opening its doors two years ago and is now one of the city's quirkiest, most original venues for dinner. Based in the lovely Chacarita neighbourhood, Diego Felix and his wife Sanra invite up to 12 guests to their home three times a week to enjoy a five-course tasting menu.
Each dish, usually vegetable or fish based, is crafted from an encyclopaedic jumble of exotic vegetables, herbs and spices sourced during the couple's travels across Latin America. The results are fabulous. Each course is paired with its own wine and accompanied by an impassioned description by the chef. The crowd tends to be made up of a mix of inquisitive tourists, expats and locals, keen to find out what all the fuss is about. Unusually for BA, booking well ahead is essential.