Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our food writer Alyssa Hansen gives us the low-down on this week’s wine-making and cocktail classes, wine tastings, and events celebrating vaping and Chinese culture in Buenos Aires. 

MON 28/01

MASA Invades Banquito Rojo

Kevin Vaughn is a tireless beast slinging tacos for your continued pleasure at Banquito Rojo. Stop by after work for a fix to your case of Monday Mexican-blues.

19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo

Recipes for Summer Produce with Chef Pamela Villar

It’s no surprise that Italians can’t do without fresh tomatoes and basil. As part of the MESA de Verano series of talks, chef Pamela Villar shows you how to use in-season produce and peaches in summer recipes that you can prepare at home. Can’t make it to the Mercado de Belgrano after work? Livestream her talk on Instagram here, and check out a list of over 70 restaurants featuring creative dishes with the same ingredients. Participation is free, but seating is limited, so sign-up by messaging their Facebook page with your name and a local number.

18:30 hrs. | Mercado de Belgrano | Juramento 2527 | Belgrano

TUE 29/01

Feet stomping grapes in a barrel at a wine festival.

More than Vino Patero: Winemaking at Home

Take DIY to a whole new level by making your own wine at home. You’ve seen the kits for beer homebrewers, but probably wondered how it works with wine (your favorite beverage). Acha Club, a fine wines store and tasting room tucked away from your daily commute, is offering a series of classes this summer for amateur winemakers. This class, led by Daniel Lopez Roca, chef-sommelier and entrepreneur that pioneered popular education about wine in the early 2000s. To reserve your spot, Whatsapp: 11-3295-7488. The cost is $500.00 per person.

18:00 hrs.  | Acha Club | Mariano Acha 2771 | Coghlan

Poster with glass of white wine and grapes advertising wine tasting event of white wines from different regions of Argentina.

White Wines to Escape the Summer Heat

All you basic bitches, put down that glass of chardonnay and pick up a
Torrontés. Taste your way across Argentina’s provinces with stops in Salta, San Juan, Mendoza, and Neuquén, as you try a white Malbec, Gewrztraminer , Semillón, Torrontés, (and of course) Chardonnay. Co-sponsored by the Círculo de Profesionales en Ciencias Económicas and political group, Lista Azul Jovenes, this event will be hosted by Trova, a known haven for oenophiles. To RSVP, email: info@cpce.com.ar. Pay $470.00 at the door, or purchase tickets online.

19:30 – 21:00 hrs.  | Trova | Honduras 5903 | Palermo

WED 30/01

No Beach? No Problem: Caipirinha Class

Soft drumming in the background, sweet melodies sung in Portuguese… Set the mood for a Brazilian getaway with a cocktail class on how to make your own caipirinhas. Set in a fun coworking space, you’ll be taught by Guillermo Sorensen, lead instructor for DrinkAbility Argentina. The entrance fee of $250.00 includes all the materials required.

19:00 – 21:00 hrs.  | CWB (CwBelgrano) | Echeverría 2806 , Piso 1 | Belgrano

THUR 31/01

Four founders of Alma Cuatro wines posing on a couch outside toasting with champagne glasses

Science and Bubbles: Sparkling Wines

The summer of 1999, four friends in Mendoza set out to experiment with new techniques in making sparkling wines, a market that now occupies almost 5% of all wine sales in Argentina (and 15% of white wines). Enjoy the entire line of Alma Cuatro‘s sparkling wines (Bonarda, Chardonnay, Pinot Rosé, Pinot Chardonnay, and Viognier), accompanied by a selection of cheeses and nuts. Looking to take home your favorite bottle, or make a dinner of it? Your ticket of $450.00 allows you to put $100.00 towards the purchase of a wine, and gives you 20% a dinner at La Malbequeria. Click here to purchase tickets online.

20:00 – 22:00 hrs.  | La Malbequeria | Gurruchaga 1418 | Palermo

FRI 01/02

A Vermouth Revival

The world of professional cocktails is all about rediscovering the classics, with a twist. Vermouth, a drink with a 2,500 year history dating back to ancient Greece, is living a revival in the Buenos Aires bar scene. What’s this vermouth thing, you say? An aperitif made from grapes, it can be enjoyed on the rocks with a twist, or as a Negroni. EpicureanTrips takes you on a bar tour with vermouth tastings and unique recipes. Adopt an abuelo or abuela for the evening and you’ll get 20% bringing them on the bar tour with you! To learn more and RSVP, email: info@epicureantrips.com.

19:30 hrs.  | EpicureanTrips | Consult bar locations | Palermo

SAT 02/02

Vaping Carnival in Palermo

Calling all vapers: step up to the big tent with a circus-themed festival for vaping fans. A family-friendly event with carnival games for young and old, there will be vaping accessories and liquids available for purchase, along with raffles and piñatas full of free loot. To calm your food cravings, there will be gourmet fries provided by Rocking Chips, as well as craft beer on tap.

14:00 – 20:00 hrs.  | StalKer Bar | Costa Rica 5448 | Palermo

SUN 03/02

Year of the Earth Pig: Chinese New Year 2019

A porteño favorite, the Chinese New Year celebration is a must-see. Activities will be taking place in the barrio chino all weekend, with the parade of the Dragon, a guest ballet troupe from Zhejiang province, musicians performing traditional Chinese music, professional calligraphers, demonstrations from local martial arts groups, and a fashion show of ethnic dresses from all over China. Entrance is free, although the event is cancelled for rain.

12:00 – 20:30 hrs. (same hours Saturday, 02/02)  | Plaza Parque Nacionales | Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Sucre | Belgrano