Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which our food writer Tamx Rivas gives us the low-down on this week’s food fairs, workshops, and pop-ups in Buenos Aires.
April is ending and air has turned cold. We’ve got the perfect excuse to feast on everything we can get our hands on, because we need warmth and strength to make it through the week. We’ve been scoping the best of the best and these are our top picks! Don’t let the cold stop you!
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease, though treatments may be geared toward specific health problems. They heal you through food! Isn’t that great? This workshop is a month long and it aims to teach you all about the Ayurvedic medicine benefits. You will also learn how to prepare this delicious food as well as try it in a tasting. The teacher is from India and comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors, so you know it’s legit. The cost of the workshop is $4400. To save your place in the workshop you need to head to Sabores y Secretos de la India in Belgrano and pay $500 in advance.
13 – 16 hrs.| Sabores y Secretos de la India|Ciudad de la Paz 1739|Belgrano
Traditional Armenian Dinner
Are you a fan of Armenian cuisine? Head down to UGAB this weekend, where students from Armenian families gather round to cook and feed your soul. There’ll be shish kebabs, hummus, tabbule, etc. and every purchase goes towards helping the students raise money for their yearly trip to Armenia. If you wanna sit down and have dinner, you have to make reservations ahead at their facebook page: Cenas de Los Viernes y Sábados, by calling 4773-2820 or via WhatsApp 11 6891 1834. You can also get takeaway from 17:30 hrs. on Fridays and Saturdays.
20:30 – 22:00 hrs. | UGAB | Armenia 1322 | Palermo
Are you ready to make an asado, with salads, chimichurri and everything? Head down to Asado Adventure, a foodie tour that you won’t forget! In this tour, you will help the host make a traditional Argentinian asado, light the grill, etc. You will do everything from choosing the beef to wine tasting (at a wine shop, ooh la la), picada and much more! To make reservations go to Asado Adventure.
10:30 – 15:30 hrs. | Asado Adventure | El Salvador 4600 | Palermo
Burger Fest at Extrawurst
Our favorite German restaurant is always down to surprise us in the loveliest way: by filling our soul! Head down to Extrawurst’s Burger Fest this Saturday! They will attend to your burger needs in the best way they see fit (believe me, they know what they’re doing). Make reservations by calling +54 11 43132225, whatsapping +54 911 67556575 or emailing [email protected]
12:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Extrawurst | Tres Sargentos 427 | Retiro
Smoked Meat Workshop
Have you ever felt the need to make smoked meat? If you just love BBQ ribs and smoked goods, this workshop is for you! For $1500 per person, you will learn how to make pork and beef BBQ ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken and more! You will also learn how to choose your meat, how to get it ready to smoke, how to control the temperature, etc. Reserve your spot by calling +58 412 500 3227 or emailing [email protected]
10:00 – 16:00 hrs. | Buller Brewing Company | Junín 1747 | Recoleta
Would you like a performance with dinner? If you’re all about art even when you’re eating, then you will love this event. For $250 per person, experience a play in which you take part by eating the host: the octopus. Curious enough? Get (or reserve) your tickets on Alternativa Teatral.
18:00 – 19:00 hrs. | Espacio Sísmico | Lavalleja 960 | Villa Crespo
Healthy Breakfast Workshop
Would you consider your everyday breakfast healthy? Me neither. The thing is, we don’t have the time it takes to prepare a good nutritious breakfast. Or do we? With this workshop, you will get the tools you need to get back on track and try a healthy option to start every day! No watery coffee, no burnt toast, I promise. There’s no need to make reservations and the ticket is free (they’re asking each person to bring at least one non-perishable food for charitable activities).
15:00 – 17:00 hrs. | Espacio Vida Sana | Uriarte 2435 | Palermo
When I say Monday, you think ‘ugh’, but when I say Masa Monday? I know, your mouth won’t stop watering. Don’t worry, their weekly pop-up at San Telmo is already a classic, and we’re always eager to see what Kevin’s got for us. Head down there and show them some love!
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Picada and Wine
It’s Tuesday and you’re already feeling under the weather. Don’t let the week win you over! Treat yourself to some wine and charcuterie. You will try four different wines and all the picada (cheese and charcuterie) you can eat. The ticket is $450 per person and you can get them on Picadas y Vino.
19 – 21:00 hrs. | Picar es Humano Beber es Divino | Arévalo 2870 |Caballito
Apetito Gourmet Fest
I’m a fan of ferias, you know, those foodie events where you eat about three times your weight in food and regret NOTHING. Apetito Gourmet Fest is having its first edition of the year this May 1st in Palermo. You’ll find food from all the corners of the world– sweet and savory galore. The ticket is free. If you can’t make it today, don’t worry! They will be there on the 4th and 5th as well! Don’t miss out!
13 – 23:00 hrs. | Hipódromo de Palermo | Av. del Libertador 4101 | Palermo
Locro and Music
May 1st is one of the many dates in which Argentinians eat “Locro”, a typical warm pumpkin stew with vegetables, legumes, beef and other meats (from many years ago). It’s special for this time of year, when it starts to get colder and we need a little pick me up in a soupy form. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite dishes of all time. La Casa del Árbol is hosting a Locro and Music event, where you can bring your guitar or ukelele and share your art as well as eat a ton of locro. There will be vegan options! Make reservations by calling 011 15-3296-9632
13:00 – 17:00 hrs. | La Casa del Árbol | Av. Córdoba 5217 | Villa Crespo