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.
Half of the year just went by. Are you surprised? Last time I checked I was writing my New Year’s resolution. Good thing is, I’ve mostly checked everything off the list by now. Start writing again: check. Make my own music: check. Eat almost every food that crosses my way before heading out of the country…still working on it. If you share this resolution with me, I’ve got everything ready for you to check it off your list! Get ready to start scouting the city, not only for food but also drinks (even mate, amigx!)
Are you the kind of person that’s used to drinking early in the week? How about some classy cocktails? The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet), and one part Campari, garnished with an orange peel. It’s considered an aperitif. A properly made Negroni is stirred, not shaken, and then strained into a chilled cocktail glass over ice. If you’ve never tried it, this is your chance! The guys from Tap Room are hosting a Negroni tasting celebrating the cocktail’s hundred birthday! To save your place and for more info go to Taller de Negroni.
19:00 – 23:00 hrs. | Mercado de Belgrano | Juramento 2527 | Belgrano
Patagonian Wine Tasting
If you’re not into cocktails as much as you’re into wine, check this out. Vinopatía’s crew is hosting a Casa Yague wine tasting. Casa Yagüe is a Patagonian winery, and as a fellow Patagonian, I strongly suggest you check them out! The ticket is $400 per person, and you can save your place by entering here: Casa Yague Tasting
19:00 hrs. | El Salvador | El Salvador 5537 | Palermo
Tea Tasting and Haikus
You read the last two events and you were like “is there anything out there for us viejos lesbianos?” Don’t worry bebecitx, I got you covered. If you’re the kind of guy that just loves to relax with some tea and poetry or you just want to take your artistic s.o. on a sensitive date, get ready for this amazing tea tasting and haiku reading event hosted by Vedanna. It’ll take place at the beautiful Jardin Escondido Hotel, where you’ll find the peace you’ve been looking for. Get your tickets through Tea Tasting and Haiku ($600 per person). You can even take your own Haikus to share with everyone!
18:30 – 20:00 hrs. | Jardin Escondido Hotel | Gorriti 4746 | Palermo
Petit Fours Workshop
Are you an amateur baker? Would you like to be? This is your shot! Adrian Milani is teaching you professional techniques to improve your baking skills: Bavaroise, liquid core techniques, velvet effects, mirror glazes and more. Save your place by entering the website Petit Fours (the cost is $1650 per person) and get baking!
11:00 – 14:30 hrs. | Adrian Milani | Nazarre 3294 | Villa del Parque
Tenderloin and Syrah
Are you a wine connoisseur? Then you’ve heard about Syrah. This a wine varietal that we believe is highly underrated. If you wish to learn more about it, get down to La Cava de Vittorio where they’re having a Syrah night. This isn’t all! To pair the wine tasting, they’ll be serving tenderloin au vin, ooh la la (lista…sorry not sorry). To save your place, call 11-4824-0647 or e-mail [email protected]
20:00 – 22:30 hrs. | La Cava de Vittorio | Arenales 2321 | Recoleta
Chuan Cha Tea Tasting
All of you tea savants, gather ’round. Who better than the Chinese to teach us the tea ways? If you love tea, but your knowledge is limited to Matcha Frapuccinos, get this: Pei Chen Tea Palace is hosting a Chuan Cha tea tasting and master class! You’ll learn everything you need to know: flavors, leaves fermentation, smell, etc. to make the perfect cup of tea! I know what you’re thinking: do you think I can afford this kind of event with this macrisis? Babe, it’s free!
17:30 – 19:00 | Pei Chen Tea Palace | Olazábal 2510 | Belgrano
For all of you chocolate lovers (maniacs would be a better choice of words), Jessica Mermet (chocolatier) and Ingot Chocolate are preparing the sweetest of deals: a chocolate tasting that’ll leave you wondering if there’s any reason to go back to the real world afterwards. A perfect excuse to munch on that sweet goodness, and forget all about that silly diet you’ll try: maracuyá infused chocolate, dulce de leche bombs, chocolate and rum cream, spiced chocolate and chocolate covered coffee beans. Oh it’s not enough is it? There’s one last thing: hot chocolate. Okay, chill, you’re hyperventilating. When you calm down, you can save your place by emailing [email protected] (the cost is $800 per person).
16:00 – 18:00 hrs. | Acabajo | Lanin 154 | Barracas
Ayurvedic Food Workshop
Do you know about Ayurvedic medicine and food? If you don’t, where’ve you been all this time? An Ayurvedic diet is an eating plan that provides guidelines for when you eat, what you eat, and how you eat in order to boost your health, prevent or manage disease, and maintain your wellness. If you follow an Ayurvedic diet, you’ll eat primarily whole or minimally processed foods and practice mindful eating rituals. The diet is based on Indian Ayurvedic wellness systems that date back thousands of years. Some studies have shown that Ayurvedic lifestyle practices—including the diet—can significantly improve your health. Now that you’re up to speed, Conciencia AVA is teaching you how to improve your eating ways and your diet throughout Ayurveda. The cost is $1500 per person and you can save your place by calling 11 3085-6864.
10:00 – 14:00 hrs. | Conciencia AVA | Sanchez de Loria 600 | Almagro
Japan Celebrates Buenos Aires
Don’t you love our city? So many immigrants, people from all over the world, with their different cultures and traditions….and food! Japan is celebrating Buenos Aires and their support throughout the years by hosting a food fair both inside and outside the Jardin Japones. Entrance is free. In case it rains, it’ll be rescheduled to Sunday July 7th.
10:00 – 18:00 hrs. | Jardin Japones | Av. Casares 2966 | Palermo
Oh, man, this is one of my favorite dishes EVER. If you’re a big garlic fan, you’re gonna love this. Have you ever had Bagna Cauda? Bagna càuda (Piedmontese: meaning “hot dip”) is a hot dish made from garlic and anchovies, originating in Piedmont, Italy during the 16th century. The dish is served and consumed in a manner similar to fondue, sometimes as an appetizer, with raw or cooked vegetables typically dipped into it. At Unión Ossolana, they’re hosting a Bagna Cauda event with vegetables, chicken, toast, etc. The cost is $800 per person and there are gluten free options as well. You can save a table for you and your garlic-loving friends by calling 011 15-6973-4645 or emailing [email protected]
12:30 – 17:30 hrs. | Unión Ossolana | Darwin 950 | Palermo
Brunch Brunch, Baby by MASA
How hard is it to get out of bed on Sunday? And even more after that wild bender you went on (or the show you binge watched) last night. Still, this isn’t your typical Sunday plan. I know you couldn’t wait for Monday to get your MASA on. They’ve got you! Prepare for the best brunch option in all of Buenos Aires. If you thought they were good with their regular menu, don’t even doubt their brunch game! It’s strong, y’all! See you there!
12:00 hrs. | Virrey | Carlos Calvo 242 | San Telmo
Are you tired of eating student food after graduating? Is your daily rice and ketchup dinner getting boring? Stop it, you’re not doing any good to your tummy. If your inner Otaku always wanted to make some actual ramen, this is your chance! Buri is teaching you everything you need to make a perfect bowl of ramen: broth, noodles, veggies, etc. The workshop will take place on Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd and you can save your place by emailing [email protected]
19:00 hrs. | Buri | Fitz Roy 2072 | Palermo
Looking for a fancy dinner to take yourself out to? Self-care is important, y’all. Prepare for a three course workshop/dinner that is sure to surprise you and your palate. Complete with a courtesy drink, two glasses of wine and a coffee/tea, you’ll learn every dish from scratch. Then you get to eat it, the cost it $1400 per person and you can get your ticket in La cocina de Javier.
19:30 – 22:30 hrs. | Sofitel Buenos Aires | Posadas 1232 | Recoleta
Wine and Chocolate Tasting
There’s not really much to say about this. What better pair is there than wine and chocolate? You could try and have them outside your house for a change, not just while hanging with your cat (look, I don’t judge you, but let’s socialize). Tais Elena Ambrosio, chocolatier and creator of Cocoa Bit, and Benegas Wines ambassador is hosting a wine, chocolate and cheese night you shouldn’t miss. Put on a scarf, leave your cat at home and save your place by emailing [email protected]
19:00 – 21:00 hrs. | Ciclo de Catas BL | Ortiz de Ocampo 3550 | Recoleta
Yerba Mate Tasting
You’re in Argentina, so you’ve probably heard about yerba mate. I’m a big fan. Actually, I’ll be leaving the country soon and I hope I can still get my sweet fix of matecito. For all of you mate fans, Mate & Co. is hosting a yerba mate workshop. You’ll learn about the plant, its nutritional value and how to choose a good quality yerba. You’ll also learn how to make your own blends! Save your place by filling out the form on Mate & Co. Tickets
19:00 – 20:30 hrs. | Selina Hotel | Guatemala 4931 | Palermo
Armenian Food Fest
Oh boy, do I love Armenian food. It’s what I’ve been eating all of my life, it’s my family’s food. There’s so much love and thought that goes into it, and the spices are always just right. It’s my comfort food, and I’m sure it’ll be yours. The guys at UGAB know their craft, their food is by far one of the best traditional Armenian food you’ll find in the city. Tickets are only available before the event and they’re limited. You can buy them directly at the location: Armenia 1322. Don’t miss it!
20:00 – 23:45 hrs. | UGAB | Armenia 1322 | Palermo