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.
Kevin Vaughn fills his weekly post at Banquito Rojo, where he serves his delicious, Mexican-inspired tacos, enchiladas, and soups. This week’s menu consists of 5 wrestler-inspired dishes: La Furia (sausage, cheese, egg, frijol sauce and red onion taco), El Flamenco (pork carnitas on sourdough bread sandwich with sausage, fresh cheese and red tree chili sauce), Chucho el roto (aji filled with cheese, red onion, sour cream, chipotle sauce and crushed peanut), Chico Garcia (fried tacos with blood sausage, potato, black beans, lettuce and korean spicy sauce), Reina Selva (a fried zucchini, black bean, lettuce, green pepper, avocado, red onion and salsa verde sandwich) and for dessert, Huracán Juana (fried dough with cinnamon, sugar, cacao, mando sauce and chocolate). There will be vegan or/and TACC-free options available. Enjoy!
19 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Two forces with that nonconventional spirit in common join powers for a night, Anafe, a closed door restaurant, and Pita Madre, a delicious pita pop-up. They’re bringing us a closed-door Middle Eastern dinner with small plates like green bean hummus, mint and cucumber; cauliflower and spiced butter; sweet potato, fennel and scallion, and sweets like banana, chocolate and tahini, or mascarpone, dried fruits and spiced honey, plus a whole section of pita. The menu includes beer, water and Moroccan tea. Info and reservations by MD or through Pitamadre@gmail.com.
20:30 or 22 hrs. | Anafe | Address by Reservation | Colegiales
Las Pizarras Bistro chef Rodrigo Castilla accompanies Maximiliano Matsumoto in this special dinner with Luigi Bosca wines. The menu consists of a welcome appetizer with artichokes and squash by Pablo Pignatta, a little entry of spinach and apple sorbet, vieyras, avocado, tomato and chipotle, an entry of dedos de comisario cabbage, guanciale, and raisins, a principal plate of fish, bok choy, quinoa, peanut and yellow pepper sauce, and for dessert, cayote, goat milk ice cream and lime and wasabi curd. Price is ARS $900. Reservations here.
20 hrs. | Aldos´s Restorán & Vinoteca | Moreno 372 | San Telmo
Conventillo Cultural Abasto and Locura Vegana join forces for this vegan night fair with the best cruelty-free products: from food to accessories and cosmetics. At the fair you can enjoy raffles; a bar with drinks, wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Take advantage of the space to spend a spring night with friends eating, having a drink and listening to a live band. Entrance is ARS $80 and with it you’re entered into the raffles.
21-02 hrs. | Conventillo Cultural Abasto | Dr. Tomás Manuel de Anchorena 575 | Abasto
This workshop is put on by Romina Molina, professional chef specialized in natural and conscious cooking, raw food and Ayurvedic food. Learn how to make pizzas, tortas and empanadas prepared with wholemeal flours, seeds and vegetables. Discover how to ferment the dough to create vegetarian and vegan versions that are rich, healthy and nutritious. The recipes will include pizza, empanadas and pie dough; vegetarian pizza with arugula, dried tomatoes, olives and organic cheese; vegan pizza with tofu cream cheese and cherry tomatoes; curried vegetable empanadas, vegetarian torta with organic seeds, zucchini, corn and cheese and vegan tortas with seeds, pumpkin and tofu. The cost is ARS $750 (pay here) and includes a PDF cookbook, raw material and tasting of everything prepared.
10 – 13 hrs. | Almacén Consciente | Güemes 4747 | Palermo
Spring is here and it’s time to party. Playboy Argentina described how this brunch managed “to recreate the spirit of a New York brunch posta, posta.” Sunday Brunch in the US is a culture that has been built on three principles: booze (drink), beats (rhythm), & eats (food). The Booze: free bar of mimosas and Bloody Marys; The Beats: Trilliam (ATL, USA) will be spinning fresh Hip Hop, R&B and mimosa sippin’ music to start the party or keep the night before’s going; The Eats: Cinnabar will be out doing his own Pop-Up, with the cinnamon buns that are exploding in BA. The brunch menu consists in The Big Breakfast (sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, roasted tomatoes and maple syrup), Pancake Party Pancakes (chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, blueberries and ice cream or with maple syrup), Eddy Avo Toast (homemade bread with poached eggs, tomatoes, avocado, with a salmon option), Chicken n Waffles (benedictine eggs with cured house salmon), English Muffin sandwiches and unlimited mimosas and bloody marys.
12 – 17 hrs. | Chicken Bros. | Thames 1795 | Palermo Viejo