Chef (And La La Lista Food Writer) Kevin Vaughn fulfills his weekly post at Banquito Rojo, where he serves his delicious, Mexican-inspired tacos, enchiladas, and soups. It’s a great excuse to get out of your winter cave and embrace the taste bud-exploding aspect of this Leo season.
19 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Catena Zapata is an old and well-known Mendoza cellar. Join this afternoon wine tasting of high-end wines sampling the following varietals: Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. There will be bread, olive oils, cheese and high quality cold cuts to accompany the good wine. Register here for free, with a required minimum purchase of ARS $350 per person at Eno Garage.
19:30 – 21 hrs. | Eno Garage | Moldes 2700 | Saavedra
The San Telmo molecular restaurant El Baqueano is celebratings a decade of existence with a special series of guest chefs highlighting the restaurant’s trajectory since they opened their doors, hosted by owners Fernando Rivarola (chef) and Gabriela Lafuente (sommelier) This Wednesday the #AMEXFORFOODIES will be able to taste the dishes offered, joined by the Argentinian Argentine chef Nicolás López and Mexican chef Sergio Meza of the restaurant Villanos en Bermudas, located in Bogotá, Colombia. The cost is ARS $2750 and it’s only for American Express users. Reservations here.
20 hrs. | El Baqueano | Chile 499 | San Telmo
Chef Nicolás Diaz Martini is the owner and instructor at Fuego. This time, he’ll share his knowledge of Persian cuisine, with a menu that includes a very spicy pumpkin, chickpea, feta cheese and pistachio soup; eggplant with chermoula and maast-o khiar (Persian yogurt); brochettes of chicken with Harissa, carrot emulsion, lemon confit and dill in coconut milk, and baked pears with orange syrup, Sumak, cardamom, and pomegranate vinegar. The class is more demonstrative than participatory, and includes a dinner tasting of the dishes and wines. Inscriptions by inbox, mail ([email protected]) or phone (+54 11 6647 2174).
19:30 – 22:30 hrs. | Address with reservation | Congreso
Two friends and chefs, El Vasco Gonzalo Bazterrica (from Ocho Once closed door restaurant) and Agustín Anavi (Ferona owner), will be celebrating Friend’s Day one week late at this beautiful beer garden in Palermo Viejo. The menu consists of small dishes like fish cakes, sweet chili with kimchi, kale fritters with caesar sauce, morcipan with bacon and cauliflower, patacones with sirloin and mango criolla, braised cheeks with caramelized onions, dijon and fried leek, and a main dish of Brazilian prawns moqueca with lime rice. The dessert: Pressure Cooker Flan. Reservations via WhatsApp at +54 11 36971149.
21 hrs. | Casa Ferona | Paraguay 4539 | Palermo Viejo
N53 Fernet Bar is the first ferneteria artesanal where you can enjoy 6 varieties of Fernet, craft beer and a menu of American food. They make their own fernet using 53 herbs and a 12 month aging process. Thursday is the official opening of their first location in Palermo. If you’re a fan of this classic aperitif whose origins are widely debated by both tanos and Argentines, this is a must-attend.
17 – 03 hrs. | N53 Fernet Bar Palermo | Uriarte 1657 | Palermo Viejo
Italy, Argentina and Chile come together in this medley of Oenology, Viticulture and Terroir that calls to the great traditions of Mendoza, showing the uniqueness of this region, and the meeting of the Old and the New World. The tasting includes in a variety of Altos Las Hormigas top-shelf picks: Terroir Valle de Uco, Terroir Luján de Cuyo, Reserve, Appellation Gualtallary and Bonarda Sparkling. The wines are accompanied with cheese and nut boards, and includes a refund of ARS $100 towards the purchase of wines from the winery as well as a 20% off discount for dinner. Total cost is ARS $450. Reservations at +51 11 4832-4022 or [email protected].
21 hrs. | La Malbequería | Gurruchaga 1418 | Palermo Viejo
Here is a perfect, kid-friendly activity for the Winter Holidays. A participative class of two easy and healthy recipes to do with children: vegan chipá (gluten free) and oatmeal cookies. Children under 4 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Everything is eaten as it is produced, accompanied by a rich cooked mate, as well as rounds of coconut mate and bitter mate. Take your notebook and pencil to write down recipes. Cost: ARS $200.
16- 18 hrs. | Casa de Botellas | Santiago de Bueras 324 | Liniers
La Cava de Vittorio’s owners have selected five Cabernet Franc wines from boutique cellars (Malajunta, Kalós, Rosell Boher, Argento, Maleante). For those not in the know, Cab Franc is one of the most planted grapes in the world, and it’s lighter and more delicate than its relative Cabernet Sauvignon. Accompanying the wines will be a meat estofado with lentils and potatoes, ideal for a winter day. The cost is ARS $400 (or ARS $350 in advance), and includes the food, wine tasting, and discounts on the purchase of wines. Reservations by phone at +54 11 48240647 or by mail to [email protected].
20 hrs. | La Cava de Vittorio Vinoteca | Arenales 2321 | Recoleta
An intimate and closed-door gathering, featuring local folk, blues and bluegrass Home Concerts offer good music and food in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu: pulled chicken with puree (shredded chicken with homemade barbecue and mashed potatoes); pork burrito (shredded smoked pork, cream cheese, coleslaw, cheddar and nachos); pulled Choribum (chorizo crumbled with cheddar, tomato and arugula); veggie burger (vegetable and oat burger, apple chutney, tomato and lettuce with coleslaw); tiramisú and chocotorta as desserts. Cost is only ARS $260. Reservations here.
20 – 23 hrs. | Address by reservation | Palermo
The main objective of the film cycle “Creando Conciencia (“Sowing Awareness”) is to create a space for the diffusion of films, documentaries and short films that address different environmental problems and their possible solutions.The film projected will be A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (Australia, 2016): a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. The event includes a screening and dinner (pumpkin soup, a healthy dessert, water, ginger lemonade with an infusion of garden herbs). The price is ARS $250. Reservations via paying a 50% deposit here.
20:30 hrs. | El Brote Urbano | Address by reservation | Palermo Viejo
Euge Martín (voice and percussion) and Cristian R. Davalos (guitar) are Masalah Duo. They will be playing live folklore music at this typical Sunday lunch. The menu consists of an entry of homemade bread with bran, seeds, and carrot mayonnaise; with a choice of main dish of homemade pastas (potato, pumpkin and beet gnocchi, pumpkin and mozzarella cannelloni or spinach and ricotta cannelloni) with homemade tuco sauce (and we mean homemade) or pink sauce; and for dessert: panqueques with dulce de leche or fruit salad. The price (¡¡ARS $280!!) includes show and lunch, and also homemade lemonade or pomegranate juice, coffee or tea. Wines and beers (artisanal or industrial) are sold separately.
13 – 17 hrs. | La Contumancia | Gavilán 4497 | Villa Pueyrredón
The Sociedad Friulana Buenos Aires has organized this lunch and exhibition of the film Cence sunsûr e je lade une civiltât (The Silent Change of a Civilization, Remigio Romano, 2018). The film was produced by the Societât Filologjiche Furlane, with testimonies by David Maria Turoldo, Carlo Sgorlon, Novella Cantarutti, Elio Bartolini and Gian Paolo Gri, and demonstrates why the peasant life of Friûl is changing. At the end, lunch will be served, sharing homemade plates: Frico and Polente cun Muset e Crauti, and of course, Tiramisú. ARS $400 (includes glass, wine or soda). Reservations here.
12 – 16:30 hrs. | Sociedad Friulana Buenos Aires | Navarro 3974 | Villa Devoto