Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our new food writer Alyssa Hansen gives us the low-down on wine tastings, closed door restaurants, and food fairs in Buenos Aires coming up this week.
Class on High Density Beers
You can’t talk about Argentina’s beer scene and not mention Juguetes Perdidos (winner of the 2018 Best American Brewery award by Aro Rojo). Rodrigo Lorán will speak about high density beers, the barrel-aging process used at Juguetes, and the unique beer glass developed by Belgica brewery. Free event, just RSVP on Facebook!
18:30 – 21:30 hrs. | Bélgica Caballito | Av.Pedro Goyena 901 | Caballito
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
Kosher Night at Benaim
That’s right, you can keep kosher while eating delish street food in Palermo. This Tuesday and Wednesday Benaim will be offering a kosher menu under the supervision of Rabbi Mendy Yanklewicz (you can also find him certifying kosher food at Tetuán Brasero Marroquí and private parties around the city).
18 – 00:30 hrs. | Benaim | Gorriti 4015 | Palermo
Wine Edition #5 – The Blends
How do you define sexy? Exotic, something you can’t quite put your finger on, mysterious. This year, the magic of blends is celebrated at an exclusive location, the ex-Palacio Lavalle, now Lignee Bar. Try red, white, rose, and sparkling blends from more than 30 bodegas. Tickets available here for $500.00. For more information, contact Movimiento Argentino de Sommeliers ([email protected]).
17-22:30 hrs. | Lignee Bar | Lavalle 945 | Microcentro
The Wednesday tradition continues! Chef Kevin Vaughn fills his weekly post 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
Noche de Vinos en Villa Devoto
Get your wristband and wine glass and explore Devoto’s wine-bar scene. With discounts at over 10 prestigious restaurants (such as Alicia, Mecha, Brunette) and tapas-style finger foods, you won’t go hungry while sampling wine from 12 bodegas (including all your faves: Rutini, Zuccardi, Catena Zapata, Trapiche, Séptima, and more). There are even discounts on bottles if you want to bring some home with you.
Tickets available here for $200.00. Fingers-crossed, this event will go on rain-or-shine!
19 -22 hrs. | Tiempo de Sabores | Asunción 4026 | Devoto
Gourmand Taste Festival
Once you enter Gourmand Food Hall (located on the 1st floor of Patio Bullrich), you’re stepping into a true food lover’s paradise. Inspired by the success of gourmet landmarks like Mario Batali’s Eataly, the market features restaurants and stands where you can savor dishes from Buenos Aires’ unique French-Italian culinary background. The festival will feature over 100 bodegas from across Argentina, as well as cocktails and beer from international sponsors. Tickets available for both the 14th and 15th, at $1,350.00 (includes 2 hours of parking).
18 – 23 hrs. | Gourmand Food Hall, Patio Bullrich | 1245 Posadas | Retiro
The heat of summer is threatening the city. Time to indulge and take a walk to your neighborhood heladeria to support the age-old industry of artisanal ice cream. Sponsored by AFADHYA, ice cream joints around the city are offering half-price quarts in honor of the Semana del Auténtico Helado Artesanal. At Cadore you can find Italian favorites like Pistacho, Limón, and Mascarpone. For all you golosos, try the Snickers and Chocotorta flavors at El Podio. For more refined flavors like Chocolate Turco or Mascarpone con Frutos Rojos, you have to visit the classic Tufic.
19 hrs. | AFADHYA- Asociación Fabricantes Artesanales de Helados y Afines | Check out this map to find the one closest to you | City of Buenos Aires
Sauces, Dressings, and Chutneys… Oh My!
A good dipping sauce can be a meal-saver. If you need to up your dinner game, sign up for this class taught by Nicolás Díaz Martini, the chef and co-owner of Fuego. Trained at the famous Gato Dumas Institute, Martini offers monthly classes that take amateur cooks out of their Argentine bubble with themes on spices, wild game meat, and global cuisine (with a special focus on Middle Eastern and Asian fusion). For the full list of sauces you’ll be cooking, click here. To RSVP for the class (consult for pricing), email [email protected] or call: 11 6647-2174.
19:30 – 22:30 hrs. | Fuego Restaurant | Callao y Perón (contact for exact location) | Microcentro
Porteños hold a special place in their hearts for Armenians and their food. Come celebrate their rich cultural tradition with over 30 stands featuring food tastings, dances, movie screenings, and chess tables (their national sport!). Can’t miss plates: Lehmeyun (Armenian empanadas), Shish Kebab, Shawarma, Basterma Sandwiches, Yamali (dessert bars). The event is free, but will be cancelled if it rains.
11 – 19 hrs. | Plaza Intendente Seeber | Cerviño y Fray Justo Santa Maria de Oro | Palermo
Soo, much, food. Come watch traditional dances, enjoy flamenco music, and most importantly, eat. Find yourself an adopted Spanish abuela for the day, and allow her to tempt you with paella, rabas, tortillas, gazpacho, ad infinitum. In the height of BA’s festival season, you don’t want to miss the last “Buenos Aires Celebrates” event of 2018. Entrance is free.
12 – 18 hrs. | Av. de Mayo y Bolivar | Microcentro