Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which food writer Lola Rubinstein gives us the low-down on what food fairs, pop-ups, closed door restaurants, and other culinary events we should check out in the coming week.
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. The menu is composed of wrestler inspired plates: Halcón Rojo (pork head quesadilla with achiote mimoulette, fresh smoked gouda, chile de arbol salsa on an orange and chipotle tortilla), Negro Garcia (ossobuco tacos with caramelized onion, lettuce, morita chili salsa and spicy chimichurri), Los Enanos (kimchi, pumpkin and carrot fried tacos with a korean inspired salsa, Chinese cabbage, and a black bean sour cream), El Flamenco (pork carnitas sandwich on sour dough bread with sausage, egg, salse verde and sour cream), and Coco Amarillo (broken eggs, avocado, red onion and chipotle salsa on a fried tortilla). There are vegan and TACC-free options. Agua la boca.
19 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
The groups will be divided (based on the sun sign of each participant) into four groups based on the four elements (air, earth, fire, water). Taste 4 glasses of selected white, rosé and red Argentine wines. Compare aromas, colors, intensities and tastes. The idea is to record the first aromatic descriptor that comes to mind and then chat and compare results. There will also be charcuterie boards and discounts on wines as well. The event costs ARS $450 and you must pay in advance here.
10:30 – 21:30 hrs. | Facón | Nicaragua 4880 | Palermo Viejo
Creative and experimental workshops designed for chefs, cooking enthusiasts and anyone who wants to experience a sensitive approach to the craft of spice-making. This workshop is composed of two meetings (more practical than theoretical) in which you’ll learn about the history of spices, their origin and cultivation, as well as proper forms of preparation, use and storage. The workshop also covers the ancient medicinal use of spices and how to adapt these practices to our modern lives. Additionally, you will prepare a mixture of spices to take home! Price: ARS $1400 (includes four hours of the workshop, ingredients and take-home spices). To reserve confirm your attendance through email (email@example.com)and pay a deposit of ARS $700 by bank transfer or in cash.
5/9 & 12/9 | 18 – 20 hrs. | Address by Reservation | Belgrano
“Eating delicious food makes you well” is the translated motto of this huge four-days gastronomic fair. The goal is to celebrate Argentine cuisine and help the public realize the benefits of fresh seasonal produce. Produce markets, cooking classes, craft workshops and the most exquisite food stalls in the country will gather in one spot. I recommend taking some time to read what each stall offers to decide what to taste. Go Thursday or Friday at midday to avoid the crowds. In this edition, Peru is the invited country which pretty much guarantees a happy stomach. Tickets are ARS $130, but there are multiple discounts. Buy in advance here.
6/9 to 9/9 | 14 – 23 hrs. (Thur) / 12 -23 hrs. (Fri, Sat & Sun) | Zapiola with Matienzo | Colegiales
Five perfect combinations of cheeses and Rutini high end wines selected by the sommelier Aníbal Fernández, with a pairing of cheeses selected by the culinary specialist Pablo Cerne, for a limited 12 people only. Register through WhatsApp (+5411 3666 8510), phone (+5411 5355 1748) or send a message to this inbox (from Tuesday to Sunday from 16 to 20 hrs). Cost: ARS $700.
19 – 21 hrs. | 4ta Pared | Habana 3499 | Villa Devoto
“Feria del Productor al Consumidor” takes place in the beautiful and relatively unknown Agronomía Park once a month. This fair celebrates the principles of sustainable production, economic and social solidarity, responsible consumption and healthy eating habits.120 exhibitors, including small producers, entrepreneurs, associations and cooperatives, will be selling directly to the consumer, giving you the opportunity to interact directly with the vendor. Sample and purchase a variety of handmade and organic products.
8/9 & 9/9 | 10 – 18 hrs.| Facultad de Agronomía | Av. De los Constituyentes 3454 | Agronomía
Chef (And La La Lista Food Writer) Kevin Vaughn conquers the late rising Saturday crowd, this time with a delicious brunch at Banquito Rojo. Mexican-inspired tacos, enchiladas, soups and some sweet surprises will leave you ready to conquer the rest of your weekend. Ideal for a post bike ride meal (if you’re feeling ambitious in the morning) that’ll carry you into a beautiful San Telmo evening.
11 – 16 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Mala Škola is a Croatian cultural school. This Sunday they invite you to taste a traditional Croatian lunch of Sekeli Gulaš (pork with sauerkraut), kolači (small pastries) and coffee.The cost is only ARS $270 (drinks not included). Reservations can be made at +54 11 5313 5124 (Jadranka). Why not end your weekend with some delicious Croatian food?
12:30 hrs. | Mala Škola | Pico 4930 | Saavedra