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Picnic in Le Parc – Third Dinner in Mendoza

After our tour of Bodega Alta Vista, Margaret and I decided to spend the remainder of our day relaxing and picnicing in Le Parc, Alta Vista’s small, picturesque lawn with tables, chairs, blankets and pillows. Our meal only cost $190 (ARG). Not too bad for 5 hours in the sun and lots of delicious food, huh? I was overwhelmed by the beauty of our surroundings and could not help but take lots of photos. Here are some of my favorite moments from the day.

IMG_9294One of the guides leading us to Le Parc for our picnic.

IMG_9250Le Parc! There were a bunch of these white metal chairs for guests to sit and enjoy the view, some wine, and a picnic.

IMG_9252Our picnic location. There were several other blankets with pillows along the lawn for guests to relax, drink wine, and picnic.

IMG_9253I wish this were my backyard.IMG_9310The menu. Luckily, we didn’t have to decide what we wanted. The picnic included all of this.IMG_9298Chardonnay and agua con gas.IMG_9299That water though.IMG_9302

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IMG_9300The meal! From top left corner to bottom right corner, you’re looking at:  Ham & cheese quiche, anchovy + onion + pepper tostada, eggplant & olive oil, caprese salad bite + olive, bread with cheese & fig, tomato + parmaham + cheese on white bread, and pork + avocado spread + tomato on ciabatta.

We also had ground beef + egg + cheese + pepper + onion empanadas, but I didn’t get a picture of them.IMG_9304Dessert! From left to right: Flan and wafers + dulce de Leche + merengue. We also had fruit salad. IMG_9305

Post-picnic food coma.

IMG_9316Can’t imagine how much upkeep a vineyard would require.

IMG_9318A view of the torrontés through the trees. IMG_9248Rows of torrontés and petit verdot with mountains in view. We tried the torrontés. Delicious! IMG_9242Mountains and vines.IMG_9255Red globes growing overhead.

Alta Vista was my favorite place that we visited during our three-day trip to Mendoza. I would say this bodega is a “must” for anyone making a trip to Argentina’s wine country. The staff are friendly and informative, the view is beautiful, and the bodega is peaceful and isolated.

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