Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our food writer Alyssa Hansen gives us the low-down on BA foodie events. Up this week: a gluten-free baking class, whiskey tasting, list of restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires, wine tastings, and a craft beer festival.
MASA Invades Banquito Rojo
We love pop-up dinners and we really, really love tacos. It is not only a safe bet for a full stomach to head down to Banquito Rojo this Monday, it’s just something you should do. Trust us, your taco dreams will come true.
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Part 1 of a two-part class on whiskies, this evening is all about scotch: where it comes from, how it’s made, and most importantly- how to drink it! Taught by Fernanda Orellana, you’ll learn how to taste different varieties of blends and single malts from the top brands. The cost of the evening is $2,500.00 per person. Reserve your spot by emailing: [email protected]
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. | Almacén Otamendi | Otamendi 101 | Caballito
Wine + Tarot Cards
Spice up your Tuesday night with some wine and your future laid out before you. Falcon bar in Palermo is hosting a four varietal wine tasting and tarot card reading and you’re not going to want to miss it. $500 pesos per person and reservations taken by email ([email protected]).
19:30 hr. | Facon | Nicaragua 4880 | Palermo
Famous pastry-chef Pamela Villar shares her secrets during a kitchen take-over at Fernando Mayoral’s closed-door restaurant. Learn how to cook tasty gluten-free white-chocolate tarts with blueberry-yogurt glaze and a topping of honeyed coconut shavings, a creme-brulee alternative with rice as a substitute, and a chocolate-peanut marquise with burnt orange peel. Take home some rice provided by Arroz Dos Hermanos to recreate these gluten-free recipes in your own kitchen. The class costs $1,600.00 and reservations can be made by emailing: [email protected]
19:30 – 21:00 hrs. | Club de Cocina de Fernando Mayoral | Acevedo 830 D | Palermo
Burgers and… Wine?
By now you’re probably tired of the burger trend that’s engulfed Buenos Aires. Your cholesterol levels are at an all time high. They say a glass of red wine protects the heart, so why not innovate and pair your next burger with wine to class things up? Inspired by a scene from the movie Sideways, Chef Nadia Arce has crafted a 5-step tasting menu with exotic burgers made of lamb, salmon, morcilla and entraña. With the average burger combo at $200+, your ticket for $600.00 is a reasonable upgrade of your typical burger experience. Click here to purchase tickets online.
20:00 – 22:30 hrs. | BonVINO | Maipú 995 | Retiro
San Valentin -or- Sin Valentín : Where to Eat and Party
Whether you’re looking for love, or already found it, here’s a round-up of special menus and parties around the city:
Erotique Pink Boutique– An erotic workshop that covers Q&A with a sexologist, demonstrations of sex toys, giveaways and prizes, and aphrodisiac cocktails by Anasagasti. Just the workshop is $700.00 per person, the options of 2 cocktails is $1,100.00 per person. For reservations, email: [email protected] or call: 11 3868-5684.
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. | Bar Anasagasti| Pasaje Anasagasti 2067 | Palermo
Trova– whether you celebrate your love in twos, or fours, there’s a special menu just for you: a selection of tapas, a bottle of Animal Malbec, and 2 glasses of Animal Extra Brut (double the fun for four people). Send a private message on Facebook for pricing and reservations.
18:00 – 04:00 hrs. | Trova Bar| Honduras 5903 | Palermo
Gourmand Food Hall– A 6-part menu, paired with wines and champagne by Familia Schroeder, water, coffee, and a free bottle of wine to take home for $1,500.00 per person. An additional 10% if you pay with VISA.
20:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Gourmand Food Hall, Patio Bullrich | Posadas 1245 | Retiro
Recoleta Grand Hotel– A 3-part menu with a bottle of Chandon rose per couple, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, and petit fours. On your way out, take home a free bottle of rose! Price is $1,500.00 per person. Reservations via email:
[email protected] or calling: 11 4129-9880.
20:00 – 23:00 hrs. | Club 31 Bar y Resto, Recoleta Grand Hotel | Av. General Las Heras 1745 | Recoleta
Catalino Restaurant– A 3-part menu accompanied by wine/beer or water for $1,300.00 per person. For reservations, email:
[email protected] or call/Whatsapp: 11 6384-6461.
20:30 – 00:00 hrs. | Catalino Restaurant | Maure and Freire (exact address upon request) | Colegiales
Fresco– A 4-part menu with water, and coffee or tea for $980.00 per person. Reservations by Whatsapp: 11 5483-0612.
21:00 – 00:00 hrs. | Fresco Palermo | Salguero 3350 | Palermo
Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta– A live DJ and 4-part menu paired with Gran Linaje wines, Mumm champagne, and coffee or tea. Each couple takes home a bottle of Mumm rosé. Click here to purchase your ticket for $1,950.00 per person online.
21:00 – 00:00 hrs. | Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta | Posadas 1232 | Recoleta
Fleur de Sel Restaurant– A 4-part menu paired with El Esteco wines for $2,500.00 per person. For reservations, email: [email protected] or call: 11 4783-5482.
20:00 – 22:30 hrs. | Fleur de Sel | La Pampa 3040 | Belgrano
UCO Restaurant– A 5-part menu paired with El Esteco wines, water, coffee, and petit fours. For pricing and to reserve your spot, call 11 3220-6820.
20:00 – 22:30 hrs. | UCO Restaurant | Soler 5862 | Palermo
Vuelta Abajo Social Club– Enjoy a 3-part menu (with aphrodisiac ingredients), a bottle of D.V. Catena wine (per couple), and water and coffee for $2,000.00 per person. For reservations, email: [email protected]
17:00 – 02:00 hrs. | Vuelta Abajo Social Club– Comega Building, 15th floor terrace | Av. Corrientes 222 | Microcentro
Oporto Almacén– a 4-part menu, with a non-alcoholic beverage, for $1,050.00 per person. To pair with wine, an additional $390.00 per person (includes 2 free glasses of champagne). For reservations, send a private message on Facebook.
20:30 – 01:00 hrs. | Oporto Almacén | 11 de Septiembre 4152 | Núñez
Cocina Discreta– A romantic dinner under the stars with a live DJ and 5-part menu with a bottle of wine for each couple, glass of champagne, and water for $2,850.00 per person. Reserve your spot via email: [email protected] or Whatsapp: 11 5813-1501 (cash only at the door), or purchase tickets online.
THUR 14/02 and FRI 15/02 20:30 – 01:00 hrs. | Cocina Discreta | Solís 206 | Monserrat
Mystique Club– Anti St. Valentine’s Party: food trucks, happy hour on beer and mojitos until 21:00 hs, jarras locas for $350.00 until 22:00, burger + beer + VIP wristband combo for $330.00. Reserve your table by calling:
WED 13/02 19:00 – 01:00 hrs. | Mystique Club | Sarmiento 1662 | San Nicolás
Williamsburg– Me Quiere – No Me Quiere: an evening of specials for the broken-hearted and those on the rebound. In their new spot at Los Arcos, beers are 2×1 all night.
19:00 – 02:00 hrs. | Williamsburg | Av. del Libertador 3883 | Palermo
Hotel Madero – Sin Valentín party with live DJ, sushi, Tanqueray cocktails, Catena Zapata wines, and games to mingle with singles. Reserve your spot by emailing: [email protected]
FRI 15/02, 20:00 – 01:00 hrs. | Hotel Madero | Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360, top floor terrace | Puerto Madero
Pulpería Quilapán – Fiesta Anti San Valentín: Calling all lovers of bodegón-style food and rock nacional music! Spend a very Argentine evening playing truco and metegol. Reserve your table by emailing: [email protected]
20:00 – 00:00 hrs. | Pulpería Quilapán | Defensa 1344 | San Telmo
Isabel – Non St. Valentine’s Day (x 4): in an era of poliamor Isabel invites you to celebrate with your lover(s), a la Maluma, “felices los cuatro.” For each reservation of a table of four, you get a free champagne. Call to reserve your table before 22:30 hrs: 11 4834-6969.
19:30 – 05:00 hrs. | Isabel Bar & Restaurant | Uriarte 1664 | Palermo
Looking to try a wine that’s not from Mendoza? Ask any sommelier and they’re bound to mention label Siete Vacas, of Bodega de las Arcas (located in the Calchaquíes Valley in Salta). María Victoria López Rodríguez (sommelier and manager of the Howard Johnson Boutique Recoleta hotel) will lead a tasting of four wines from the label, as you enjoy a selection of tapas, a raffle to win prizes, and live art performance from the artist that designed the Siete Vacas label (Alexiev Gandman). Tickets are $450.00 and can be purchased online here.
20:30 – 23:30 hrs. | Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta | Peña 2049 | Recoleta
Never heard of Maschwitz, you say? Venture north of Pilar with your Argie friends that have a car and you’ll find an eco-friendly oasis called Ingeniero Maschwitz. Full of organic shopping and buildings made of recycled shipping containers, this is where hippies with OSDE come to get away. This weekend they’ll be enjoying a few beers from over 20 craft breweries as they graze on foodtruck fare from Biblos (Lebanese food), Old German, Rolling Hot Dogs, El Pansa Truck, and Piadina Rock Food Truck. Entertainment includes live bands, a selfie station, mechanical bull, beer pong, fire pits, and kid-friendly games. Tickets are $150.00 each and can be purchased online here.
20:30 – 23:30 hrs. | QUO Container | Av. Mendoza 1667 | Ingeniero Maschwitz
Buenos Aires Market is back with an all-things-meat themed festival this weekend at the Paseo de la Costa in Vicente López. More than 40 stands and food trucks will bring together the city’s best parillas and asadores, such as Ahumados Milberg, La Dorita, Locos x El Asado, and more. Meat in all its forms is on the menu (rare cuts, exotic game, sausages, achuras, and of course gourmet burgers). To quench your thirst there will be a wine truck and beer garden, along with icecream by Lucciano’s, Guapaletas, and Ice Roll. Entrance is free!
18:00 – 00:30 hrs. | Paseo de la Costa | Gral. Justo José de Urquiza 500-350 | Vicente López