Polo and Gastronomic Glamour: The Argentine Luxe Experience

August 09, 2023 2 min read

In the vibrant heart of Argentina resides a sport that goes beyond being a mere game on horseback. Polo, the royal art on the pampas, has a deeply rooted history in this enchanting land of tango and traditions. It is a pastime that harks back in time, with the affluent elite passionately indulging in the sport and having to cool off their emotions with bubbles after a match.

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Although nowadays it might evoke a touch of nostalgia for bygone eras, polo remains fervently cherished and practiced by the well-to-do families in Argentina. Yet, it's no secret that this industry can require a substantial investment. Take, for instance, the Van Andel family, active both in the Netherlands and Argentina in the sport, with the latter boasting the largest breeding program. Even they cannot deny that it can be quite challenging for the purse. "Breeding is gambling," says Dutch polo player Aki van Andel with a grin on his face. In the world of polo, where passion and tradition converge, the game remains unpredictable and challenging, but its allure and unique character remain unmistakable. And for that, people are willing to go the extra mile. 

In any case, it is a fact that Argentina is a veritable playground for the upper crust, where celebrities and the well-to-do seek refuge in breathtaking country estates. From colorful mansions in Bariloche to majestic estancias in Cordoba, the country harbors a treasure trove of luxurious hideaways, where the true elite can retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Amidst the enchanting landscapes and opulent accommodations, a lifestyle can be found that can only be described as a gastronomic adventure. Here, where the senses are delighted with culinary delights, feasting takes center stage with an unmistakable Burgundian flair. The families wholeheartedly embrace the art of indulging in delectable food and know better than anyone the importance of spoiling their guests with refined delicacies. 

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As connoisseurs of the good life, we understand that every detail matters when it comes to creating a regal ambiance. Therefore, we cannot resist presenting the following to you: Argentine tableware and accessories. These exclusive tablewares recount the tale of pure refinement and dedication to quality, making them indispensable in any luxurious setting.

When indulging in a refined meal at a country retreat or an elegant country estate, one thing is certain: the right attributes are of immeasurable value. With an eye for proper etiquettes, one can choose between the French, English, or German way of table setting, but one thing remains certain: a minimalist approach adorns the table, with one knife setting the tone and excelling in its efficiency.

Our handcrafted Argentine knives and accessories have been carefully selected, adding a sublime display of craftsmanship and elegant finesse to every table arrangement. Each piece is infused with character and reflects an unyielding pursuit of perfection. With these meticulously crafted knives and accessories, one can ensure that every meal becomes a memorable and sophisticated experience - both for oneself and cherished guests.

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