Thymus is the devious dog of the BA dinner scene; excellent food in a sophisticated, arty setting, shielded from the crowds by Cordoba Avenue and complemented by 878, a speakeasy of a bar a few blocks away.
rnMartin Vergara’s timeless stone sculptures are scattered around Thymus. Unsurprisingly, since daughter Maria runs a gallery on the first floor and oversees Thymus the restaurant below, where chef Fernando Mayoral, trained by Michel Bras, creates excellent duck, quail, chicken and beef dishes in his adopted estilo Francés. Deep flavours and an innate understanding of produce lead to astonishingly delicious masterpieces.
rnThe setting, an unpretentious space with wooden floors, black tables and stone sculptures, is only slightly tarnished by the presence of canned soft drinks, but Alberto, the sommelier, will smoothed things over recommending a fabulous bottle of Argentine tinto. Thymus is starting to pull in a hefty A-list dinership, so book ahead for the table by the fireplace.