[Tango-L] Nino Bien

Nina Pesochinsky nina at earthnet.net
Sat Feb 2 09:33:26 EST 2008

When Nino Bien just started, it was a lovely, elegant 
milonga.  People were very excited.  I remember when in the whole 
place there would be maybe only 5-6 foreign dancers.  In August, 
there would be more because of the European vacations, but not many 
more.  This was around 1998-99.

Then things began to change.  As the number of foregners increased 
everywhere, there became more and more of them at Nino Bien.  Now it 
is a boring sitting milonga where the Argentine dancers go to hang 
out with their friends and see their foreign students.  Most refuse 
to dance for fear of being hit on the head with someone's heel or 
something like that.  There are usually more foreigners at Nino Bien 
than the Argentines.  But this is a trend of all evening milongas and 
one has to be creative in his/her search for the real milonga without 
the foreigners.  Such milongas do exist.

However, the restaurant downstairs at Nino Bien serves exquisite food 
and deserts, which you can order upstairs at the milonga are also great.


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