Francis Mallmann

Francis Mallmann

One part Oscar Wilde, one part Charlie Trotter and one part unique; Mallmann is probably Argentina’s best-known living chef. At Patagonia Sur, the Buenos Aires branch of his empire, you can try sophisticated versions of local comfort food: humita (creamed corn) with crispy ham, tenderloin with crushed potatoes, wobbly flan with dulce de leche... (True story: Mallmann once gave me two free suppers at his Uruguayan hotel in return for my reading his favorite English poems aloud between courses.)

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