Moveable Feasts is a weekly agenda in which we give you the low-down on this week’s food fairs, workshops, and pop-ups in Buenos Aires
After a week of rest that culminated in my very own birthday celebration last night, being behind this column once more doesn’t just feel natural, but it also feels right. Taking some time off is fantastic and I look forward to having more of that soon (that sound you hear in the background is me getting ready to hop on a plane for my January vacay), but collaborating on a beautiful publication such as this is truly one of the highlights of my week. What can I say? I’m happy to be typing away once more to bring you all that’s good and great in this beautiful city of Good Air – food.
Does it feel like I’m driving a hard sale about how great we are? Anyone that says that just hates us ’cause they ain’t us, so I won’t bother addressing the trolls. After all, why waste time with that when both you & I are here for the sweet, sweet nourishment? Let’s get to it, bb.
The Whisky Museum is back with their highly praised Whisky Live event! With what promises to be a tightly packed affair, wander around the stalls to taste a variety of whiskies that go from “perhaps I can afford a bottle of this” to “lol I wish.” You’ll get ten troqueles (coupons) to exchange for drinks throughout the event, and the amount of coupons you’ll need varies for each drink, so start pondering whether you’ll want one super fancy drink or if you’ll have more of a quantity over quality approach!
19:00 hrs| La City| Alvarez Thomas 1391 | Villa Ortúzar
Ever wanted to learn to make your own Kefir? This is your chance! At Casa Holística Gutierrez, Cynthia Intile will be teaching the ins and outs of how to soak different grains, legumes and nuts, as well as the secrets behind making your own Kefir, Chucrut, Kvas y Gingerbug from scratch. If all this sounds like a mystery, let a vegetarian friend enlighten you and join in!
18:30-20:30 hrs| Casa Holística Gutierrez | Address upon request | Olivos
Chocolate lovers, rejoice: this is the event especially picked for you. Latina’s Santiago Macías and cocoa specialist, Lorena Galasso, have put together a live dinner where each course of the menu will bring a delicious journey across Latin America + a deep analysis of the grain that has brought us so much joy. Discover a new take on cocoa by signing up here.
19:30 hrs| Salú Argentina | Nicaragua 4880| Palermo
Yes, finding a good place to eat an asado in BA isn’t exactly hard, but let’s get real: you may be able to taste great parrilla at a restaurant, but a true asado is so much more. This thought that drives bonafide asador Diego in his quest to share the ritual that is putting together an asado. Join him by sitting right next to the parrilla in his apartment in Cañitas and pester him with questions about the different meat cuts while holding a classic Fernandito (fernet + coca) in hand. And if you’re looking for a discount code, use lalalista06 for AR$100 off the asking price.
20:00 hrs| The Asado Experience | Address upon request| Cañitas
Do you love music? Do you also live wine? I guess what I’m asking is, are you a sentient human being? If the answer is yes (If), then this is the right event for you! The beautiful 444 is back with their fifth edition of Enomelómanos, where you’ll be able to taste from medium to high-end wine labels accompanied by the sweet tunes of Hermana Canción and other musical surprises.
20:00 hrs| 444 | José María Moreno 444 | Caballito
You’ve heard that San Telmo is the place to go to find cool antiques, but this week, let’s go further back in time…all the way to the Middle Ages. Experience a full on Medieval Fair with carts, music, food and shows while wandering around this city’s historic neighborhood.
15:00 hrs| Fundación Mercedes Sosa | Humberto 1° 378 | San Telmo
Christmas is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all Vitel Thoné from here on out. Join Agency Aevans for their Venezuelan Christmas food fair where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in tequeños, arepas, pan de jamón and cachapas galore. Essentially, Venezuelan food – but make it Christmas.
17:00-22:00 hrs| Aevans Agencia | Costa Rica 5545 | Palermo
This Christmas (or like, three weeks before) give yourself the gift of giving… cold cuts and charcuterie. Learn all there is to know about creating anything from German sausage to smoked Tuscan salami, and stay after class for the most beautiful spread of charcuterie you will see in your entire life.
10:00-17:00 hrs| John Von Diola | Maza 846 | Boedo
Anyone can tackle sourdough, but sometimes you just need a little help! Well, Valle Grande and eponymous bread maker Gastón Fernández, aka “Yo soy el pan,” will open their hearts to receive you and answer all your sourdough related questions. From how to handle the dough so that it doesn’t look like a flat disc, to the secret tricks of how to make it happen regardless of not having a fancy chef oven, this is the masterclass you didn’t know you kneaded!
19:00 hrs| Valle Grande | Cap. Gral. Ramón Freire 1229 | Colegiales
You go to the supermarket. You spend a million billion dollars. You come back home with unhealthy snacks, the same items you always buy, and a few hopeful veggies that may or may not sometimes end up rotting in your kitchen. If this scene sounds familiar, maybe take a look at this class before your next trip to Día. This three-day lesson will tackle how to make the most out of your shopping trip so that not only you can better feed yourself (health-wise), but you also discover certain rules, tricks, and do’s & don’t’s around the kitchen to better guide your hands when the cooking inspiration (or basic need) strikes.
19:00-21:00 hrs| Crudo Clases | Guevara 227 | Chacarita
Got any cool events you think we’ll love? Is there anything that you’d like to see more of? Don’t hold back! Email us at [email protected] and let’s talk food, bb.