The Oak Bar is a unique private room, an elegant and comfortable area that is an ideal to unwind and relax for pre- and after-dinner drinks. Located within the Palace building on the Piano Nobile floor, the 28-seat bar embodies a very "Club Style" ambience with its antique oak paneling, a wood burning fireplace, brown leather wingback chairs, and a terrace for up to six people, overlooking the magnificent garden. The original artwork complements the club feel of the bar.
The Oak Bar takes its name from its ornately carved oak paneling. The panels are made of European oak, and were specially carved in the 17th century to decorate a castle in Normandy, France. When the last owner of the castle died, his widow sold some valuables to Mr. Luis Duhau, who bought the panels and brought them to his Palace in Argentina.
The oak panels feature an extensive variety of carved designs, mixed styles and ages: colorful mouldings, lilies, Elizabethan-period medallions, and recurrent images of medieval legends, such as Saint George and the Dragon, and images of animals playing musical instruments. The over-ornamented style with flamboyant elegance, shapes and curves was typical of custom-made furnishings of wealthy families of that era.