BY LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO
Kelly Brenner ushers in guests at the Adentro Dinner Club. This is a “puertas cerradas” restaurant — meaning behind closed doors. It’s a culinary movement where people cook for paying guests in their homes. Adentro is the most well-reviewed in Buenos Aires.
Brenner, who is originally from Boulder, Colo., acts as the host, and her Argentine fiance, Gabriel Aguallo, does the cooking, focusing on grilled meat.
On a recent evening, visitors gasped with pleasure at the beautifully set dinner table before they were ushered up for cocktails on a roof terrace festooned with lights. Despite the success of the venture, though, the pair say they have been struggling.
”Tourists would call and want to make a reservation for two months in advance, but we couldn’t take that reservation because we couldn’t tell them how much it was gonna cost in two months,” she says.
The problem is inflation.