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.
My big trip is coming up and I’ll be leaving you guys next week. Stop crying, it’s okay, you’ll still get your Moveable Feasts. I know, it won’t be the same, but I’m staying in La La Lista, believe me, you’ll hear about me. These last few days, the cold has been freezing us all up. I forgot what it was like to get out of bed feeling energized, hopping out of bed just like that. Luckily, we’ve still got food! As usual, I’ve found all the foods for you to eat up so you can hibernate later. Get ready to stuff those tummies!
Omakase (Japanese: お任せ Hepburn: o-makase) is a Japanese phrase that means “I’ll leave it up to you.“ Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, and the meal can be likened to a sort of artistic performance by the chef. Ordering omakase can be a gamble, but the customer typically receives the highest-quality fish available at a lower cost than if they ordered à la carte. Are you hooked already? I know I am, Buri Sushi is one of the best sushi joints in BA and they’re always out to get you! To get you eating sushi, that is. It’ll be $1500 per person, including dinner, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. There’s a limited capacity of twenty diners, save your place by emailing [email protected]
21:00 hrs. | Buri Sushi | Fitz Roy 2072 | Palermo
Basque Cuisine Night
Have you ever had Basque food? It consists of different dishes: meat and fish grilled over hot coals, marmitako and lamb stews, cod, Tolosa bean dishes, paprikas from Lekeitio, pintxos (Basque tapas), Idiazabal sheep cheese, txakoli (sparkling white-wine), and Basque cider. This night’s main star is cider: they’ll be pairing some exquisite traditional dishes to celebrate cider month! Save your place by calling 011-4381-0578.
20:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Amalur | Av. Belgrano 1144 | Monserrat
Tasting + Pairing: Patriotic Edition
Are you familiar with “patriotic food?” Dishes like locro (a squash, meat and bean stew), empanadas, arroz con leche, etc. are Argentinian classics. As July 9th (Independence Day) is approaching, the people at Vinology are hosting a four course dinner with traditional patriotic dishes. The cost is $550 per person ($100 out of that money can be used to purchase any wine during the event). For more info contact 4776-3807 or email [email protected]. You can get your tickets in Degustación y Maridaje tickets.
19:30 – 21:30 hrs. | Vinology | República de Eslovenia 1959 | Palermo
Have you ever been to a secret dinner? Dude, come on, we punks love clandestine sh*t. This dinner is run by a high quality vegan chef that knows what they’re doing. They are inspired by traditional Japanese ramen, but this time without the meat. These people come from Chile, but they’re hosting some events in Argentina, and you don’t want to miss them! The cost is $700, includes a five course dinner and you need to pay in advance so they tell you the address. Because it’s secret! But you can get more info by emailing [email protected]
21:00 – 0:00 hrs. | Lima | Caballito
Caminos Y Sabores Food Fair
Are you the kind of guy that craves both sweet and salty dishes all at once? The bajón is strong with this one! Like Sonny and Cher used to say, I got you, babe! This fair has over two hundred local producers from all over the country gathered in one place for you to try the best products of our local cuisine! There’ll also be cooking workshops, talks and more! The cost is $200 and you can get your tickets here: Caminos y Sabores tickets.
12:00 – 21:00 | La Rural | Av. Sarmiento 2704 | Palermo
Vegan Milanesas Workshop
Have you become vegan and miss milanesas? If you aren’t, do you love them so much you wish there were some other flavors than beef, chicken and fish? Then this is your workshop! Prepare to learn more about milangas, and even learn how to make vegan dressings and paparella (potato cheese, yes it exists). Your teacher during the workshop will be Mariana Mosler, a naturalist chef. To save your place email [email protected] or via Whatsapp 11-2376-4898.
15:30 – 19:30 hrs. | IATENA | Santa Fe 1769 (2nd floor) | Palermo
Italian Dinner + Movie
Are you into Italian food? How about Italian cinema? Cinema Italiano alla Friulana is hosting an event that includes an Italian movie projection followed by a three course dinner. The menu includes lasagna, lemon pie and cantucci, plus a non-alcoholic beverage. Tickets are $550 and you can get them through Il Sorpasso di Dino Risi tickets. For more info, call 11-4501-0764 or email cine.itali[email protected].
19:30 – 23:30 hrs. | Sociedad Friulana | Navarro 3974 | Villa Devoto
Vegan Madness Fair
What better way to spend Sunday than eating? Gather the vegang (!) and head to Locura Vegana, the place for all things vegan! You’ll find a great variety of food and even cosmetics, clothes, etc. There’s no reason to say no, since the entrance is free!
13:30–17:30 | Cooperativa Casona Humahuaca | Humahuaca 3508 |Abasto
Sexy Sunday Brunch
Ugh, it’s hard to get up on Sundays…if only there was a place that had the kind of food to wake a whole army of foodies…wait, there is! BAIS is inviting you to a Sexy Sunday Brunch put on by the guys at Chicken Bros. The menu? The Big Breakfast (chorizo, bacon, eggs, pancakes, roasted tomatoes and maple syrup), Pancake Party Pancakes, Eddy Avo Toast, Chicken n Waffles, Eggs Benedict with salmon, English Muffin Sandwiches, Cinnamon Rolls. The best part? A DJ will be spinning fresh funk, reggae, and Hip Hop to bring some hype to this Sunday party. Get any plate and mimosa for $300, OPEN BAR with mimosas for $600 or pitcher of mimosa with speed for $400. Say goodbye to your horrible hangover, the anti-Sundays are here! To save your place, enter Sexy Sunday Brunch. For more info, talk to Paloma (Whatsapp +1 925 219 7721, e-mail [email protected]) or Eva (Whatsapp +1 201 388 9213, email [email protected]).
12:00 – 17:00 hrs. | Chicken Bros | Thames 1795 | Palermo
Anti-Monday MASA Mass
You still haven’t been to MASA yet? What are you doing with your life? Still eating that fake wannabe Mexican food takeout? Get your ass to San Telmo and taste actual Mexican food, dude! Kevin has everything you need to fulfill your soul, find joy and climax right after the first bite. If you’d been there, you’d see I’m right. Please, make yourself a favor wachin, try everything in the menu, it’s not to be missed.
19:00 – 23:30 hrs. | Banquito Rojo | Bolívar 914 | San Telmo
Vegan Mini Supers: Aguinaldo Edition
Last night was amazing, but you woke up pretty late to make a vegan lunch. Besides you have a lot of paja. Worry not, my vegan pal! For Mini Supers Veganos is ready for you! Head to their usual hang-out spot in Caballito for a lovely afternoon! If you got your aguinaldo already, you may spend it on vegan products of all kinds to fill your fridge! Don’t miss this chance to get the good stuff, animal cruelty free!
13:00 – 19:00 hrs. | Club Premier | Campichuelo 472 | Caballito
Independence Day Locrito
If you know anything about July 9th food, you know that Locro is the main star of the show. Locro is a squash, beans, bacon and beef chowder/stew. It’s one of my favorites dishes of all time, even if it doesn’t look so good. It’s so full of flavors and amazingly spicy (if you do it right). The Argentinian tradition is to eat it on important dates (such as May Revolution Day or Independence Day). Don’t miss out, Cafe de Los Patriotas invites you to try their own locro. I recommend you save your place, people go crazy over a steamy pot of locrito, call 011-4584-3939.
12:00 – 17:00 hrs. | Cafe de Los Patriotas | Nicasio Oroño 2200 | Paternal
European Caviar Tasting
Are you a caviar connoisseur? Personally, I still haven’t tried it. This is the perfect way to do it as caviar experts will be teaching you all about this delicacy, how to find it, how to distinguish its quality, how to use it in dishes. All of this will be paired with wines from Bodega Lopez. The cost is $1800 and you can get your ticket in The Caviar Experience Tickets.
19:00 – 22:00 hrs. | Gourmand Food Hall | Posadas 1245 | Recoleta