The Argentine Pavilion is one of those small ones that are usually pretty accessible (no long lines). There’s nothing superbly special about it, but it’s pretty and friendly. It’s a large open room with a mezzanine filled with touch-screen videos, and a few of the walls incorporate even larger video screens. There’s a small snack bar, but the best thing about the beverage area is a nice selection of Argentinian wine. You can buy a bottle and share with friends, or you can buy it by the glass.
Here’s a shot of the interior ground floor looking toward the snack bar.
And a shot of one of the larger video screens and the mezzanine above it.
Here’s the somewhat small menu.
And a good selection of wine. One of my friends said of her glass of Malbec was delicious.
As we were enjoying the Pavilion, who should walk in but Mavi Diaz and Las Folkies! We chatted with them for a while, and Corrie, one of my colleagues, ended up buying one of their CDs. It was a pleasant surprise to end our tour of the Argentine Pavilion.
Here’s my opinion of the Argentine Pavilion:
Day and Time Visited: Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 p.m.
Interior Design: Lots of stripes, blue, functional
Lines: I’ve never seen a long one here
Multimedia: Several touch screen videos and larger wall-sized video screens
Souvenir Shop: None
Cultural Assets: None (except for the wine)
Restaurant/Bar: Small menu, nice selection of wine, food looked appetizing
Overall Rating: An easy place to visit, quick in and out, unless you stop to try the wine. Most of these small pavilions have their own charm and the staff are usually quite friendly and easy to talk with. Give it a shot while your waiting for longer lines at other pavilions to go down.