(Club Oenologique) Looking east from the outdoor dining room, a stone archway frames Malbec vineyards; and the winery building, inspired by Mayan pyramids, tells a story of winemaking that spans more than 100 years. To the west, snow-capped mountains dominate the Mendoza landscape, the Tupungato volcano’s flat top standing out against the jagged skyline. These are the vistas that await diners at Angélica – Cocina Maestra, which opened in February, the first restaurant from one of Argentina’s most iconic bodegas, Catena Zapata. The Catena family is extremely proud of its roots, and fourth-generation vintner Laura Catena, the driving force behind the winery, wanted to pay tribute to her grandmother Angélica, the family matriarch. However, the protagonist at Angélica – Cocina Maestra is the wine.
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