It all started around 1960, when Liliana developed a passion for cooking and spent hours in the kitchen helping her mom prepare meals for her family. As any other Argentinian family, dinners was a sacred ritual in which kids, parents, grandparents, and other extended family all got together to bond and keep the memories of the past alive by passing them down to newer generations.
Liliana always knew she wanted to pass down these traditions and family values to her four boys, what she never expected is that she would also share them with many others through her cooking.
In 1996, Liliana and her husband Eduardo along with her three older sons opened their first restaurant named “El Quijote” in a picturesque barrio of Buenos Aires. “El Quijote” became renowned for their gourmet brick-oven pizzas and their crispy savory empanadas and Liliana’s family table continued to grow with all their loyal customers.
Sadly, Argentina fell into a deep depression at the turn of the century and the family business had to close.
Fast forward to 2011, Liliana was determined to continue on with the family business but this time in Spring, Texas. With the help of her youngest son, but still with all the family support behind her, she founded “Bodegon del Sur” to share her delicious cooking but also to provide an anchor of traditions to the Argentinean community in Houston.