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Mauro Colagreco Will Cook At Buenos Aires’ Tegui September 9 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Tegui]

[Tegui]

What happens when a Michelin-starred Argentine chef returns home from his base in the South of France to cook a one-night-only meal?  Magic, that’s what happens.  On September 9, Mauro Colagreco will take to the stoves in his native Buenos Aires for an unforgettable, one-night only dinner with Germán Martitegui at his hidden palace Tegui in Palermo Hollywood.  The evening’s menu will consist of five courses, as prepared together by the two giants of Argentine cuisine.  The only drawback is that the dinner is exclusively for HSBC Premier clients, so you might want to check your bank account status if you’re thinking about going.  Reservations can be made by calling 5291 3333.  Don’t miss this. 

Now Hiring (ES)

[El Baqueano]

[El Baqueano]

If you’re in need of a job, take note.  We found a few big names both in South America and the UK that are looking to hire.  Good luck!

Buenos Aires

El Baqueano – Fer Rivarola’s award-winning palace to all things native to Argentina is now looking for interns.  Both front and back of house staff are encouraged to apply.  This could be your best chance of getting into one of Rivarola’s typically sold out Cocina Sin Fronteras dinners.  Email elbaqueanorestaurante@gmail.com for more information.

Astor – Voted consistently as one of the top new restaurants in Buenos Aires, Antonio Soriano’s new Astor is looking for help in basically all departments, from waiters to dishwashers and bartenders.  Send CVs and inquiries to laburo@astorbistro.com.

UK

Ceviche / Martin Morales – Per his Twitter feed, chef and owner Martin Morales has made it known that he is looking for someone to run marketing and his events for his growing brand of hip Peruvian spots.  Head to martinmorales.co.uk for more information, or to email. 

Buenos Aires Food Week Returns September 1 to 14 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Buenos Aires Food Week]

[Buenos Aires Food Week]

Porteños, start your diets now.  From September 1 through 14, there’s going to be a lot of eating to do, when the fourth edition of Buenos Aires Food Week once again takes over the city.  For not just one, but two weeks, restaurants throughout the city will be offering special, three-course lunch and dinner menus at unbeatable prices.  Lunches will go for AR $140 and dinners for AR $220.  The official list of restaurants hasn’t been released yet, but in previous additions, some of the city’s hottest dining destinations were included.  We’ll let you know once reservations have been opened.  For now, mark your calendars and get ready to eat. 

Jobs / Empleos

[Colmado]

[Colmado]

Santiago

Boragó – Santiago’s leading restaurant for all things Chilean, currently sitting at number 8 on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants, is looking for stagieres.  Stages will last three or six months.  Interested cooks, go here.

Salvador Cocina y Café – Santiago centro’s market-driven, weekday-only eatery is looking for kitchen staff.  Send them a message via their Facebook page for more information.

Colmado Coffee – The recently expanded coffee shop that has won over coffee drinkers throughout Santiago is looking for help in all departments, including baristas, waiters, and cooks.  Email colmadocoffee@gmail.com for more information.

Buenos Aires

Chochán – Buenos Aires center of all things pork is on the hunt for dedicated kitchen staff.  Email info.chochan@gmail.com for more information. 

Alex Atala, Cocina Sin Fronteras, One Magical Night In Buenos Aires

By Megan Chochla

[Megan Chochla]

[Megan Chochla]

We’re all fans of the Cocina Sin Fronteras Project, and how could we not be when these fantastic chefs continue to dazzle us with their passion, their creativity and their desire to push the limits. Cocina works through a series of dinners and gastronomic events featuring famously daring chefs to publicize the depth and breadth of Argentine cuisine.   What happens when a night of Cocina is amped up to combine a birthday, a special visit from a world-famous chef, a fundraising event, and an over the top location?  On Thursday, July 24th, with all of these pieces woven together, magic happened.

Cocina Sin Fronteras has been around for a couple of years now, with Chef Fernando Rivarola and Gabriela Lafuente of El Baqeano as the driving force.  They’ve combined efforts with world-famous chefs including Mitsuharu Tsumura (Peru), Kamilla Seidler (Bolivia), and Virgilio Martínez (Peru) to guest star in special diners with delicacies from the far corners of the earth.  This specific night was really special though.  Cocina always aims to educate us (with the constant help of delicious food) and drive us towards better choices about the food we to eat–better products, better producers, having more knowledge overall.  This night was in honour of one of the Alfarcito foundation, one of the partners Cocina and Rivarola’s El Baqueano are most proud of.  

The Beers You Should Be Drinking: Buenos Aires

By Megan Chochla

[Megan Chochla]

[Megan Chochla]

Argentina is, of course, known for exceptional wines.  But we all love an underdog right?  Enter Argentine beer.  Anyone who lives in or visits Argentina and is on the hunt for beer risks being sucked into the Quilmes black hole–it is everywhere, and it is cheap.  Sometimes, this is exactly what you’re after, but other times, you’re after something with a bit more oomph.  Thankfully, there’s a new craft beer industry that’s steadily growing and pushing new boundaries.  Along with this comes a plethora of incredible beer to try.  Here are just a few to get you started.

Chef Takehiro Ohno Will Release His New Book Tomorrow In Buenos Aires (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Takehiro Ohno]

[Takehiro Ohno]

Tomorrow night in Buenos Aires, Japanese-cum-Argentine chef Takehiro Ohno will hold a release for his new book titled De Mar A Mar.  The book is a celebration of international seafood recipes, from fish to shellfish and beyond.  In addition to a small chat and book signing, Ohno will also be holding a small cooking class, which is free.  Tomorrow night’s launch will take place at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, located at Av. Santa Fe 1860.  Things kick off at 7 pm.  Don’t miss out.

Buenos Aires’ 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Will Take Place September 7 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BA Chili Cookoff]

[BA Chili Cookoff]

We were excited to hear this morning that there will, in fact, be another edition of the annual Buenos Aires Chili Cook-Off, as sponsored by Sugar and Spice Bakery.  Things will, however, be a little different this year.  The 4th annual competition will combine competitions in chili (the American-style soup that consists of meat, spices, and, sometimes, beans), locro (a similar, but even heartier Andean soup), as well as a brownie bake-off, just so guests can satisfy their sweet tooth.  Each competition will be limited to 10 competitors, which is quite a change from last year’s 26 different competitors.

Registration is now open for both competitors (here) and judges (here).  The event will take place Sunday, September 7 at Rabbit, located at Av. Scalabrini Ortiz 1648.  As usual, all proceeds will benefit SACS (Send A Child to School).  For more information, check the Sugar and Spice website.  Let’s get ready to rumble.