Take Me To Brunch Or Lose Me Forever

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Vivi in BRUNCH, RESTAURANTS

Here’s something about me: I don’t like going to the same restaurant twice, but I make exceptions for worthy invitations.

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Fountain Garden

Dean suggested Olsen for brunch, but let me make the ultimate decision.  I suggested ten other restaurants, which we google searched, before ultimately landing on the initial suggestion.   It was sunny and we walked there.  My nose turned pink from the sunlight.

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Beautiful Architecture

Olsen has a beautiful garden, with ponds and fountains and ivy climbing the walls and tall sculptures gracing the lawn.  Diners adorned in scarves and hats read the paper and quietly sipped cappuccinos on stylishly designed furniture.   The hostess lead us to a corner table inside.  We sat down and the waitress told us: “You can pay with visa or cash.” We laughed awkwardly at her unintended insinuation that we looked like we couldn’t (or wouldn’t) pay.

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Grapefruit

Olsen’s Menu is as confusing as an Ikea construction manual.  To order one must follow a defined progression of steps and rules and set choices.  I would venture to guess that the waitresses are rather tired of explaining it.

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Menu

Once your order is assembled, the finished product is quite pleasing.  Omelette with fruit and yogurt and granola for her:

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Granola Parfait

Gravlax and risotto for him:

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Salmon Gravleaux

To the delight of our intuitive waitress, we decided that this was a brunch worth paying for, so we paid the bill.

Olsen Buenos Aires Brunch Palermo Hollywood Fence Facade

The photos in this post were captured by the dashingly dapper Dean and his Nikon.

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  1. Brunch is the best! I’m so sad that I didn’t get to see you while I was in BA (I was busy dying from a virus), but I promise next time I’m there!!!

  2. Lovely writing Miss V and fab photos dapper Dean. Wish I could have spent the afternoon with you both x

  3. YUM. When are we going to brunch at HG?

  4. I really love this blog. As a Buenos Aires native, I really enjoy to see my city through someone else’s eye 🙂


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