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 came and went and we didn’t even eat as much as we wanted to! Oh no, what can we do? It’s not like there’s a weekly agenda where you can find all sorts of foodie events and stuff…wait. May is just starting, so prepare your jaw to do some serious chowing because this week’s list will keep you full but longing for more!
Gluten Free Snacks Workshop
Are you the kind of guy that goes to the kiosco everytime you feel like a snack? What about making it yourself? Here’s your opportunity to make snacks tailored to your taste that are also healthy! CRUDO is back at it again with a gluten free snacks workshop! There will be a huge variety of snacks, both salty and sweet. The cost is $2250 per person and it consists of two, two and half hour classes. You can save yourself a spot by emailing [email protected]
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. | CRUDO | Guevara 227 | Chacarita
Traditional Armenian Dinner
If you’re into Armenian cuisine, this is your shot. There’s no food more legit than UGAB’s. I went there last weekend and let me tell you: it felt like home. A huge beautiful place where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes and desserts. Let me remind you this is a place where families cook and students wait the tables, all of this in an effort to gather money for their yearly trip to Armenia, their motherland. I didn’t know this until last week, but they also do a little show where they dance traditional Armenian songs. Believe me, this is a place you wanna try out. 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
Burger Night by BAIS
Have you heard of BAIS? BAIS Argentina is an NGO, which aims to socially integrate international students by organizing different activities. This time they are hosting a Burger Night at Vinotinto Cocina Andante with a special menu: burger + wine or beer for $250 or burger + soda or water for $240. If you’re like me and you like a good bang for your buck, this is the event to go to. To attend you need to register through Bais Argentina beforehand.
19:00 – 23:00 hrs. | Vinotinto Cocina Andante | Humboldt 2157 | Palermo
Labyrinth Night and Pizza
Have you ever watched David Bowie’s cult film Labyrinth? I encourage you to take advantage of your chance to do so and also to eat a ton of pizza. Get this, the menu per person is $250 and includes all the pizza and popcorn you can possibly eat (drinks and dessert are not included; they don’t have any gluten free options). You can attend the event with reservations only, via Whatsapp 11-5810-8904
21:30 – 1:30 hrs. | Y La Vaca Chocha | Balcarce 1090 | San Telmo
Eager to try Italian food that isn’t just pizza? Hey, here’s a chance to try an Italian gourmet menu, with a side of music and wine. Hosted by Paola Salvador, this night will have a 3-course dinner along with a musical performance inspired by Italian culture. For more info email [email protected]
21:00 hrs. | Fatto In Casa | Chenaut y Baez | Las Cañitas
Venezuelan Food Fair
As you probably know, Venezuela is having a really hard time. Lots of Venezuelans are currently living in our country, struggling everyday to make ends meet. So head to Palermo to support their feria right on the sidewalk in Palermo. It’ll be amazing with a huge variety of their traditional food, ranging from arepas to patacones. Whether you’re familiar with these dishes or not, it’s a good chance to get to know more of their history and culture. Let’s support other immigrants the best way we know how: eating.
18:00 – 22:00 hrs. | Right on the sidewalk | Costa Rica 5545 | Palermo
Mini Paluja (vegan market)
This Saturday two huge eminences of vegan ferias (Mini Supers Veganos and Veganpaluja) are getting together to make a huge vegan fest for our pleasure, free of animal cruelty. This is a huge chance for vegans to fill your fridge for the month, and if you’re not vegan, I still encourage you to check this event out. I have no doubt you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
13:00 – 19:00 hrs. | Algún Lado Bar | Bonpland 1502 | Palermo
Have you ever heard of Maid Cafes? It’s a kind of Japanese café where you’re served by cute girls and boys dressed in maid costumes. Hanami Co. is hosting an Alice in Wonderland/Alice Madness Returns themed event, so it will be cute and creepy at the same time. Here you’ll try out a variety of Japanese dishes and desserts! As this is an Alice in Wonderland theme, there will be a tea party as well, but beware, since Alice in Madness theme is obscure and anything can happen! There will also be karaoke, free games like Just Dance and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Don’t let this opportunity go by to feed the geek inside of you!
12:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Hanami Co. | Av. Medrano 1232 | Palermo
Japanese Cuisine Workshop
Personally, I’m a fan of Asian food, specifically Japanese food. If you’re anything like me and you not only want to feast but also to be able to make it yourself, this is your kind of workshop. The guys at Buri Lab got you covered with an all-new traditional Japanese food workshop at Buri Sushi. You’ll learn the basics like how to make gyoza, tempura, tonkatsu and much more! For more info and to reserve your place email [email protected]
12:00 hrs. | Buri Sushi | Fitz Roy 2072 | Chacarita
Italian Gelato Tasting
Among all of the wine and food tastings, we’ve been waiting for the pinnacle of tastings– ice cream. Antiche Tentazioni and In Italiano Club have us covered. This tasting costs $480 per person (with a $130 reservation on Eventbrite). You will see how gelato is made, taste different kinds of premium ice cream, and one ice cream of your choosing. No matter your level of Italian blood, take this opportunity to experiment with something different. For more info email [email protected]
14:00 – 15:30 hrs. | Antiche Tentazioni | Honduras 4770 | Palermo
Locura Vegana is here once again! But wait, isn’t that asado? Oh yes, but it’s vegan…boom! If you are vegan or are looking to be completely mind blown by these vegan artisans, head down to Abasto today for the best and most awaited vegan fair. There will also be workshops, music and it won’t be stopped by rain! You have no excuse to not be there.
13:30 – 17:30 hrs. | Cooperativa Bar Casona Humahuaca | Humahuaca 3508 | Abasto
Sunday Brunch by Las Nenas
As always, Las Nenas are hosting their Sunday Brunch, which is always a tasty gourmet surprise! These girls know their pastries, and they’re always out to get us up on Sunday. The cost per person is $700. Remember to make reservations ahead by DMing their Instagram profile Las Nenas.
12:30 – 14:30 hrs. | Koko Bao Bar | Arévalo 1470 | Colegiales
Masa’s Monday Miracle
What a better way to start the week than stuffing our faces with the best Mexican goods there are? MASA is always awaiting us, with a brand new menu each time that’s sure to blow some minds. Their beautifully crafted sauce, dough and fillings are the best medicine. Show them some love and head down to San Telmo for their weekly pop-up!
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Cooking 101 Workshop
Are you a nerd foodie? Do you want to learn the basics of cooking? Escuela de Cocina Belgrano has got you covered with their ABC of Cooking workshop. They offer a complete syllabus of all the basics you need to get down and cook. For more info and reservations call 4544-3434 or email [email protected]
19 – 22:00 hrs. | Escuela de Cocina Belgrano | Av. Congreso 2531 | Nuñez
Mediterranean Cuisine with 4ta Pared
Remember 4ta Pared? They host a private 5-course dinner inspired by Mediterranean food down in Villa Devoto. The menu changes every time and always pairs nicely with some wine. You can watch the Chef in action live and have a change to talk to them as they cook. The cost per person is $1500 and you can reserve your spot via Whatsapp 11-3666-8510
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. | 4ta Pared | Habana 3499 | Villa Devoto