ABOUT CASA SALTSHAKER
Welcome to Casa SaltShaker
We offer a unique social and dining experience, sharing a table with other guests at our home in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The setting is casual and the conversation lively. Our food is eclectic — exploring the spices, herbs, and ingredients of the Andes, fused with global cuisine. Although not vegetarian, our focus is on fresh vegetables and fruits of the season as the key elements of each dish, and with sufficient notice we can, at times, offer a vegetarian option. It’s all about meeting new friends over good food and wine. For more than a decade, a truly don’t-miss experience for both travelers and locals!
Hall of Fame: Winner 5-years-running.
Thinking about a dinner party at home? Need a place for a welcome or goodbye evening? Perhaps a business dinner meeting outside of the usual hustle and bustle of a restaurant? Avoid all the work and cleanup and plan a private dinner with us here at Casa SaltShaker! Contact us here.
We also offer cooking classes by arrangement. Click here for details.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Dan Perlman is an award winning chef and advanced sommelier, and an internationally published food and wine writer with more than forty years of experience. His kitchen adventures range from his teen years at The Side Door in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan to later stints with Tom Colicchio at Mondrian, and on to sous chef at The Sazerac House and chef at The Kitchen Club, all in New York City. He is well known for the creation of award-winning wine lists at the New York restaurants American Renaissance, Felidia, Veritas, AZ, and pazo. He now resides in Buenos Aires — eating, drinking, traveling, teaching, writing, and tending their garden.
Read the SaltShaker Blog.
Read Dan’s published writing.
Buy Dan’s books on Amazon.
Henry Tapia, Casa SaltShaker’s charming host, is an anthropologist and a trained and licensed instructor of folklore dance and tango, and is always eager to share his knowledge of both local and Andean culture. Henry is a native of Trujillo, Peru and brings with him the experiences and secrets of Peruvian home cooking. He has lived and worked in Buenos Aires for nearly two decades, where, aside of caring for our dinner guests, he coaches and trains local folklore dance troupes.
Henry is available for private folklore dance and tango lessons. Click here for details.
CURRENTLY SCHEDULED DINNERS
While we’ve only scheduled out this far ahead, we do keep a waiting list for future dates.
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PRESS & TESTIMONIALS
Just go. Book it now, and don't think twice. The food was incredible, the burst of flavours in all the dishes was absolutely amazing and the wine pairings spot-on. The ceviche was as good as any I had in Perú. The menu changes depending on what is in season but our meal was just sensational.
This was the favorite of our many dining experiences in BA. Highly recommended for English speakers new to the city as Dan and his team are welcome hosts in their private home restaurant.
Just go. Book it now, and don't think twice about it. This will be your best meal in BA—probably the best meal you've had in any city for even double the price.
Perlman's deft touch on high-quality ingredients lent every course the same sophistication as restaurant fare without the buttery excess.
One hell of a dinner party!
Expect your taste buds to be tantalized by wonders.
There’s something about having each course’s cultural context being introduced by a charismatic intellectual that I like. It certainly doesn’t happen in my home.
Why forgo the temples of cuisine in favor of the unknown? Easy: You remember the people you meet on your travels long after the last crumb disappears from your plate.
The sense of adventure we all felt walking into a home to dine with strangers is what reminded us all what travel is really about.