It's been a long time since we've met with Gonzalo for some coffee and 'alfajores'. Gonzalo is a watchlifestyler and close friend from Argentina. On his last visit to Chicago, he stopped by for an espresso and brought with him some delicious 'alfajores' from his home country. We were expecting 'alfajores' Havanna but he surprised us with Cachafaz. After asking him what had happened to the traditional 'alfajores' Havanna he always brings along, he said, "Cachafaz is now my favorite brand. Just like with watches, taste evolves over time".
'Alfajores' are a very typical dessert in Uruguay and Argentina. An 'alfajor' consists of two round, sweet biscuits joined together with 'dulce de leche' and coated with dark chocolate or white chocolate. There is also a variation called 'alfajor de nieve' that has a coating consisting of a mixture of egg whites and sugar.
Gonzalo started his watch collecting life approximately fifteen years ago after he left Buenos Aires and relocated to South Florida. This time he was wearing a classic Rolex Datejust ref. 116200. The watch on our wrist that day was an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 15400.
As we sipped our espressos and shared a few 'alfajores', we just couldn't stop talking about watches and the good life. Nothing like sharing foods that bring memories from our younger years in the company of good friends and classic watches.
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