Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our new food writer Alyssa Hansen 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.
In case you haven’t been to Belgrano’s organic food corridor, this is a great excuse to come stock up on the best in fresh produce, imported goodies, and meats and cheeses. Sign up to listen to Narda Lepes teach you how to use spring’s latest veggies and fruits: asparagus, chickpeas, strawberries and blackberries. Free event, but your participation is subject to a Facebook message and confirmation call (local phone number only).
18:30 hrs. | Mercado de Belgrano | Juramento 2501 | Belgrano
Chef (And La La Lista Food Writer) Kevin Vaughn returns to his weekly post at Banquito Rojo, where he serves his delicious, Mexican-inspired plates. Eat away those Monday blues with his amazing array of tacos, echiladas and more.
19 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Come enjoy an unforgettable experience at Chila, one of the top 3 restaurants in Argentina (the second member of Relais & Châteaux- an exclusive club of only 550 locations worldwide), which ranks #35 on Latin America’s 50 Best list. Their series of “encuentros” happens only 6 times a year, so don’t miss this mashup of German Martitegui (spent 240 days traveling Argentina to discover local ingredients and recipes, and chef at Tegui- ranked #49 of the World’s 50 Best) and Pedro Bargero (trained with Mauro Colagreco and focuses on fresh ingredients bought daily at the Mercado Central). The menu costs $4,500 with wines by D.V. Catena ($3,500 no alcohol). Only a few seats are left, so make sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out! To call: (5411) 4343-6067.
20.30 or 22:00 hrs. | CHILA – Relais & Chateaux | Alicia Moreau de Justo 1160 | Puerto Madero
Paint & Wine Night with Maia Chozas
Not your average paint-and-wine event. Hosted by De Copas y Brochas, you’ll be guided by a contemporary artist, Maia Chozas, as you plan and paint your canvas over a glass of Aime wine (and maybe a few beers from Bonita Brewing). Maia will invite you to get in her head as she shares her creative process and inspires the group to create their own version of the night’s theme. $550 includes all your materials and a glass of wine. Buy your ticket here.
20 hrs. | Bonita Brewing Company | Av. Libertador 2699 | Vicente Lopez
Stella Artois & Museo Fortabat
Part of Stella Artois’ series of events featuring unique locations, local chefs, and the concept of a shared table, this night centers around a guided tour of the art collection of Alicia Lacroze de Fortabat and the culinary skills of Alejandro Feraud (Alo’s) and Ignacio Trocca (Bestia). The three course menu doesn’t stray far from Argentine-Italian fine dining, but sides of pickled pear and desserts with balsamic vinegar, strawberry, and basil offer notes of surprise amidst the typical empanadas and ribs. Figuratively, as soon as you read this, buy your tickets! $800 each (~$70 service charge).
20 hrs. | Museo Fortabat | 141 Olga Cossettini | Puerto Madero
Just like every other Wednesday, chef Kevin Vaughn will be the special guest at Colombian restaurant Elote for his famous Masa Tacos pop-up restaurant. The menu will be filled with tacos, enchiladas and other fabulous twists on Mexican dishes.
19 – 23:30 hrs. | Elote | Jorge Newbery 3791 | Chacarita
No experience required. It’s Thursday and you need a creative outlet, and a beer. Come to Funes brewery’s San Telmo location to get in touch with your inner artist. You’ll receive free drawing supplies (sponsored by Filgo markers), tips from local artist known as “Fracasitos”, and happy hour prices.
19:30 hrs. | Funes Birreria- Casco Histórico | Bethlem 423, frente a Plaza Dorrego | San Telmo
Whether you’ve been Malbec-ed out after all your time in Argentina, or you’re one to root for the underdog, this is your day to wine! Over 100 labels of everything-but-malbec from 40 wineries, with DJs, pulled pork sandwiches, picadas and choripan to keep you going, this is your Friday plan. Your ticket for $890 is all-inclusive. For any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
18:30 hrs. | Lo de Joaquín Alberdi | Jorge Luis Borges 1772 | Palermo
Calling all foodies with a love for sustainability! Come spend a day in the sun along the coast in Vicente Lopez. Apart from a natural food market, stands of organic products and food trucks, there will also be Tai Chi classes, health walks, kid-friendly activities, recycling and up-cycling workshops, test drives of electric cars and motorcycles, and local bands playing. Entrance is free.
10/11 | 10 – 18 hrs. | Centro de Convenciones Arturo Frondizi | Francisco Narciso de Laprida 150 | Vicente Lopez
Get into the holiday spirit (this weekend celebrates the Dia de la Tradición) by developing a mate habit. Feria Matear will be your guide to all things mate-related: how to not drink like a yanqui, which brands of yerba should you buy, the health benefits of hopping up on mate on a daily basis. With over 60 booths at the fair, you can buy all types of mates, yerba, and snacks materos. To impress your favorite Argentine, try one of these recipes for an afternoon of mate and sweets. Entrance is free.
11/11 | 11 – 20 hrs. | La Rural Expo Center | Av. Santa Fe and Sarmiento | Palermo