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.
We’re starting June with that weird, really cold in the morning, hot in the evening and even colder at night kind of climate. Yes, a porteñx talking about the weather; it doesn’t get any more basic than that. Sorry to hand you the same boring talk a moustachey portero would when you’re about to head to work. Let’s get down to business; this week there are a lot of options to start taking advantage of that sweet aguinaldo: workshops, fairs and fancy pop-ups. Shall we?
If you missed Le Marché (French food fair) last week, this is your chance to try Tiempo de Sabores’ four course dinner inspired by France’s traditional dishes. The menu consists of a Santa Rosa cheese board (with Atuel, Provolone and Roquefort), Soupe à l’oignon (traditional onion soup), Quiche Lorraine (bacon and blue cheese quiche), crepes filled with chocolate ganache and a glass of wine. The ticket is $600 per person. Save your seat by calling 11-4501-3090
20:30 – 23:30 hrs. | Tiempo de Sabores | Asunción 4026 | Villa Devoto
German Deli Friday
Down in Constitución, Extrawurst is one of the best traditional German food joints. Friday is German picada day! They offer this huge picada with various sausages (some of them are delightfully spicy), potato salad, fries, beer, water (see picture) and they have different options according to the number of people in the group. All of this for the right price and, to be honest, it’s an awesome group hang-out joint. Here at La La Lista we personally made sure of that (we ate so fast we couldn’t see our hands). Believe me, this place gets crowded every Friday so make your reservation beforehand by contacting their Whatsapp +54 911 67556575 or email [email protected]
12:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Extrawurst | Solis 1699 | Constitución
Have you ever been to a food tour? The guys at San Telmo Experience have the perfect plan for your Friday evening: they’ll take you through the streets of San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic and smallest neighborhoods, known for its immigrant history and beautiful architecture. Not only will you explore this beautiful place, but you’ll also try the best food and beer it offers. This tour won’t take you to the basic and expensive tourist traps, but to the awesome alternative food sucuchitos (my kind of foodie adventure), full of tasty dishes and actual variety: local, Latin American, international and fusions of all of the above. Once you’ve eaten everything, they’ll take you to bars and craft beer joints to taste the best beer you could dream of; a perfect way to end the tour. This event is available in Spanish, English and French. Make sure to get your tickets ($1200 per person) beforehand at San Telmo Experience Tickets.
15:30 – 18:30 hrs | San Telmo Experience | Plaza Dorrego | San Telmo
Creative Macrobiotic Food Workshop
Let me bring you up to speed: a macrobiotic diet is fixed on types of food drawn from Zen Buddhism; it attempts to balance the yin and yang elements of food and cookware. Major principles of macrobiotic diets are to reduce animal products, eat locally grown foods that are in season, and consume meals in moderation. Now that we’re on the same page, Clara Aurora is hosting a macrobiotic food workshop in Saavedra. You have to bring some fruit/vegetable/etc you like, another that you wish to incorporate into your diet and don’t know how to cook, and another you don’t like that much but feel you need to start eating. In the workshop, you’ll learn about cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients according to macrobiotic criteria and you’ll taste all of the dishes in the end. The ingredients you bring should be vegan and organic. The cost is $800 (per person) and you can save your place by contacting 1150380603 or emailing [email protected]
18:00 – 21:00 hrs. | Clara Aurora | Conde 4400 | Saavedra
Are you vegan and can’t find a good dinner plan? Bioterra is back with their vegan goodness fair at Casa Jache. As usual, you’ll find several vegan options from empanadas to Armenian food. Plus, all the beer you can drink, live music and a stand up show! Don’t worry about Macrisis tonight, the entrance is free!
21:00 – 1:00 hrs. | Mercado BIOterra | Aranguren 213 | Caballito
Do you have celiac disease or are you just really into gluten-free food? Feria Sin Tacc is back this weekend and is bringing over seven hundred different dishes to the table! You’ll find everything from churros with dulce de leche to shawarma and arepas! There’ll be food trucks, restaurant stands, workshops and more! Entrance is free.
10–18 hrs. | Feria Sin Tacc | Parque Centenario (Diaz Velez 4800) | Caballito
Arepas for Everyone
Yes I know, I keep bringing arepas up, well I’m (not) sorry for loving a wholesome and tasty, yet simple dish. Al Grano Espresso Bar is hosting a day of arepas with traditional Venezuelan food, pastries and beverages. If you’re as crazy for arepas as I am, you’ll check them out.
12-21:00 hrs. | Al Grano Espresso Bar | Virrey Avilés 3895 | Villa Ortúzar
Traditional Japanese Food Workshop
Are you a fan of Japanese dishes, but feel you lack the skill to make authentic Japanese food? Sushi Buri is hosting a workshop at their restaurant and will teach you all about their most iconic dishes: tempura, gyozas, fried tofu, tonkatsu and much more! You’ll learn alongside professional chefs and sushimen from their crew. Save your place by emailing [email protected]. There’s a limited capacity so don’t hang yourself–I mean, no cuelgues!
12:00 hrs. | Sushi Buri | Fitz Roy 2072 | Palermo
Sunday Brunch with Ulúa
Oh no, it’s Sunday again. I know, it’s not easy to go back out after last night, but think about brunch. Isn’t that your highlight of the week? At Ulúa, they know how to get you in the food mood. They are popping-up every Sunday at Elote. Is there anything better than Mexican food to get you up and running? And by running we both know I mean getting back on the couch.
13:00 hrs. | Elote Cocina | Jorge Newbery 3791 | Chacarita
BA celebrates Eastern Europe
Buenos Aires Celebra is a series of cultural events organized to promote visibility of the immigrants from all around the world coexisting in Argentina. This time it’s Eastern Europe’s (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria) turn. You’ll find traditional dishes everybody loves such as gulasch with spatzle, strudel, chucrut, sausages and more! Not only will you eat, but also you’ll learn about each country’s culture, traditional dances, music, etc. Entrance is free! In case it rains, it’ll be rescheduled to the following Sunday, same time and place.
10 – 19:00 hrs. | Buenos Aires Celebra | Av de Mayo y Bolívar | Microcentro
The Vegan Market
Are you looking for an excuse to make someone eat something vegan (even if that person is yourself)? This is the event for you! The Vegan Market is here again at La Casa del Árbol, this time with a Happy Hour (12-13.30 hs) discount on every product! There’s a wide selection of products from vegan treats and drinks, to make up and personal care products. You can bring your pet along and enjoy an animal-cruelty-free Sunday. Entrance is free and it won’t be suspended by rain.
12:00 – 17:00 hrs. | The Vegan Market | Av Córdoba 5217 | Palermo
MASA’S Monday Delight
Tough week, buddy? The weekend didn’t help either, but don’t worry I have something special for you. MASA is here to save the week! They have the most wholesome traditional Mexican food and you need to get out there! Don’t let the cold convince you it’s okay to binge that series you’re so obsessed with, not today. You won’t regret it. Their tacos make you feel complete, even if it’s just for a little while.
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolivar 914 | San Telmo
Looking for something new and exciting? How about unconventional Korean food? You’re a tough one, wouldn’t take the usual burger or sushi deal, huh? Don’t be shy, they have everything from fresh oysters to kimchi, and you’re sure to find something new every time you go! Save the date ‘cause you’ll only find them on Monday.
20:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Na-Num Buenos Aires | Honduras 4413 | Palermo
Packing District’s Happy Hour
Have you ever tried sous vide cuisine? It’s a method of cooking in which food is placed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and cooked in a water bath for longer than usual cooking times (usually 1 to 7 hours, up to 48 or more in some cases) at an accurately regulated temperature. The temperature is much lower than what is normally used for cooking, with the intention of cooking the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retaining moisture. This is the method they use down at the Packing District. Prepare for an extraordinary foodie adventure: they’re having a Happy Hour menu: one appetizer (to share) + two drinks for $500. Did someone say “after office”?
17:00 – 21:00 hrs. | Packing District | Soler 5975 | Palermo
Do you like your produce to be organic and sustainable? Then head over to El Galpón Agroecológico where you’ll find the best seasonal vegetables and fruit, along sustainable products such as honey, jam, ghee, etc. You’ll also find products like chicken and eggs and a huge dispensary of almost every product you can possibly need to cook anything. Everything is directly sold to you from the local producer who made it. Isn’t that amazing? Entrance is free and you can find them every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
9:00 – 18:00 hrs. | El Galpón Agroecológico | Av. Lacroze 4171 | Chacarita
Sushi & Jazz
From June 12th to 19th, the Gastro-Japo Food Week is on. In this first edition, forty-six Japanese food joints will design special menus to promote their dishes. Sashimiya, a Japanese food restaurant in Montserrat, has created three different three course menus with sushi, katsukare and udon teishoku, plus an entree, dessert and beverage. There’ll also be take-away options for us gorditxs. With a jazz show during dinner and the ticket at $950 per person plus free parking, you won’t want to miss it. You can save your place by calling 11-4941-8960.
20:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Sashimiya | México 1965 | Monserrat