Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our food writer Alyssa Hansen gives us the low-down on this week’s pop-up and closed door restaurants, tacos and cooking classes in Buenos Aires.
Nothing says summer like peaches. Top off MASA’s delicious tacos with a helping of peach pico de gallo at Banquito Rojo. Chef Kevin Vaughn is keeping them creative taco juices flowing as he remixes traditional Mexican flavors for your delight.
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Cigars designed to evoke the unique sensation of the Southern Cone countries. Wines selected by the sommelier of Catena Zapata, Andrea
Núñez. An exclusive rooftop in Microcentro to enjoy the view as you savor a spread of cheeses and truffles. What Tuesday plan could possible scream more “adulting”? Reserve your spot ASAP by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the tasting is $1,500.00 per person.
19:30 – 22:30 hrs. | Vuelta Abajo Social Club | Corrientes 220 | Microcentro
Part I of a two-night dining experience at closed door classic, 4ta Pared, the evening is led by chef Pablo Cerne and sommelier Aníbal Fernández, who take you on a culinary journey from Spain to Italy. 5 courses are accompanied by pairings of Rutini wines. The cost is $950.00, and space is limited to only 12 guests. To register, send a Whatsapp to: 15-3666-8510, call: 11-5373 – 1748 from Tuesday-Saturday between 16:00 – 20:00 hrs, or send a private message on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/4taparedgastronomia/).
19:00 – 21:00 hs | 4ta Pared | Habana 3499 | Devoto
Trying to eat healthy this summer, but don’t want to compromise on flavor? Turn up the Asian spice with Marina Lis Ra, Korean-Argentine chef and fitness enthusiast that’s famous for her pop-up collaborations with Niño Gordo, Opio, NOLA, and more. You’ll be enjoying an everyday fusion take on Korean BBQ, with beer by Stella Artois and cocktails by Martini & Rossi. By reservation only, call: 11-5483-0612.
19:00 hrs. | Fresco | Salguero 3350 | Palermo
Guest chocolatier, Diego Armanini (of Armanini Chocolates) will show you the secrets of chocolate-making, and how to incorporate the use of spicy chili peppers to add a hint of surprise and danger to that next bite. After the class, you’ll taste everything you make, and pair the chocolates with wines that balance out the spice. To reserve your spot, email: email@example.com.
19:00 – 22:00 hrs. | Mezclum | Fitz Roy 2072 | Palermo
Hosted by an expat (Frank Almeida, owner of Guapaletas) and a local (Max Carnage, of Strange brewery), this is more than just a cooking class- it’s a crash course in cultural immersion. From the basics of starting a fire, to preparing chimichurri, to the cuts of meat typically used in an asado, you’ll be able to hold your own next time you need to host a group of Argentines in your SUM. The day culminates not just in a case of fantastic meat-sweats, but also includes a historical walking tour of Palermo Viejo, with the chance to view some local street art. Only three spots are left, so sign-up on their website here.
10:30 – 15:30 hrs. | The Buenos Aires Asado Adventure | El Salvador 4600 (exact address upon registration) | Palermo
Whether you’re looking to escape BA for a few hours, or people-watch the cosplay fans that flock to the Jardin Japones, save that pocket change and come learn how the Japanese make their very own bodegon-style tortilla, the okonomiyaki. Popular in the Hiroshima district, the dish is made with noodles, egg, cabbage, bacon, and anything else you have on hand. The class is sponsored by the Fundación Cultural Argentino Japonesa and is taught by Martin Avellaneda, who’s been specializing in Japanese cuisine every since the Philadelphia roll hit Argentina back in the ’90s. To reserve your spot, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring any kids under 12, or your favorite jubilado and they get in for free!
15:30 – 16:00 hrs. | Jardin Japones | Av. Casares 2966 | Palermo
Come Wine With Us BA has stepped things up with their most exclusive location yet for all those stuck in the city this summer. The luxury of terraces and hidden gardens of a 5 star hotel is now your happy hour playground. Wines from across Argentina have been carefully selected by the sommelier duo, Sorrel Moseley-Williams and Eugenia Villar, with help from in-house somm Leiza Oliva. From red and white blends to pinots to a special launch of the Palacio Duhau’s own wine created by bodega Zuccardi, you might get a little wobbly in your heels so you better order a few tasting plates from renowned chefs Antonio Soriano and Julián Galende, with desserts by Damián Betular. Registration for these events is by online RSVP to get on the list, but looks like we’ve missed our chance for this one- stay tuned for more on their Facebook page.
18:00 – 22:00 hs. | Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Hotel | Av. Alvear 1661 | Recoleta