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BsAs’ Boris Club Brings Music and Cuisine Together With Boris Trip (ES)

By Martha Mendes

[Boris Trip]

[Boris Trip]

Palermo’s Boris Club is bringing a new experience to the Buenos Aires scene, the union of music and gastronomy from emblematic cities around the world every Monday. On October 20 and 27, the event, dubbed Boris Trip, will use New York and Paris for inspiration.  The menu will be created by chef Antonio Soriano, of restaurant Astor, and the musical history of each city will be in the hands of Bobby Flores, a staple in the local music scene, accompanied by a special presentation from pianist Cirilo Fernández.  

Argentina: A Culinary Coming Of Age Story

By Megan Chochla
Argentina Coming Of Age

We all know the stereotypes and the folklore about food and wine in Argentina.  There is incredible beef.  Malbec.  The asados in Argentina are infamous and often include a variety of cuts of beef and the king of sausages, chorizo.  Argentina is the land of empanadas and also yerba mate.  Slightly lesser known are the strong Italian and European influences, but after a couple of days of wandering around Buenos Aires and being assaulted by the choice of Italian restaurants that look like the dining rooms of grandmothers, there is no doubt in your mind.

Some people might try say that Argentina hasn’t had much of its own style when it comes to gastronomy, that it is too dependent on other influences, Italian, Spanish, other Latin neighbours. Others choose to view the history of Argentine cuisine as a culmination of some of the best of what these other influences have to offer.  Any way it shakes out though, Argentina has some delectable raw materials, world-class even, and as the gastronomy industry grows up here, the chefs here are very excited about what the future holds. 

Buenos Aires’ Masticar Starts Tomorrow, And It’s Going To Be Awesome (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Masticar]

[Masticar]

Tomorrow in Buenos Aires, Feria Masticar will return to Dorrego for a weekend full of chats, workshops, classes and, of course, food, and the lineup looks better than ever. Now in its third edition, Masticar will feature food stands from some of the city’s leading restaurants, including hot spots like Tegui, voted Argentina’s best restaurant at the Latin America’s 50 Best awards, as well as Don Julio, La Crespo, Oviedo, and many more.  In addition to the food stands, the market, and the massive wine bar, there will be classes and talks from leading chefs and culinary experts working in Buenos Aires.

Leading chefs from throughout Latin America will be on hand this year for live cooking classes.  Acclaimed Peruvian butcher Renzo Garibaldi will be giving live butchering demos.  El Baqueano’s Fer Rivarola will be discussing the importance of local and family agriculture.  There will even be cocktail classes from the city’s foremost bartenders like Martin Auzmendi and Federico Cuco.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

Video: Cocina Sin Fronteras At Montevideo’s Café Misterio (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

It’s been one hell of a year for Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano.  Back in September they received the highest climber award and landed at #18 on the list of Latin America’s 50 Best restaurants. Fer Rivarola and his wife Gabriela have made countless appearances at festivals this year including Tambo, Latitud Cero, and Ñam.  Amidst all that, they’ve also taken their cooking series, Cocina Sin Fronteras, on the road, truly embodying the idea of cuisine having no borders, to places like Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay.

In this new video from photographer Pablo Baracat for his The Great Cuisine series, get an inside look of the first Cocina Sin Fronteras on the road in Montevideo, Uruguay at Café Misterio.  Rivarola and crew teamed up with Matías Perdomo of Italy’s Al Pont de Ferr, who happens to be a Uruguayan native, to cook alongside Misterio’s chef Juan Pablo Clerici for one-night only, 12-course dinner full of lots of smoky, foam-filled surprises. If you weren’t able to attend, get  a taste of what you missed out on, and why you should be sure and attend the next installment of Cocina Sin Fronteras (which has yet to be confirmed).  We’ll be there!

(Don’t Tell) The Five Buenos Aires Speakeasies You Should Be Drinking At Now (ES)

By Martha Mendes

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If, for most companies, advertising is at the heart of doing business, for others, the lack thereof is the best marketing.  It’s just that anonymity that keeps speakeasies going, the term used in the early part of the 20th century to designate hidden bars in New York that were taking a piss at prohibition taking place at the time.

Just as everything that’s prohibited is more attractive, some restaurants in Buenos Aires maintain the air of hidden bars from the past to create a new appeal.  Beyond that, it’s true that what’s hidden is more desired, and there’s no greater pleasure than finding them and divulging their location to a small group of friends.

We’ve decided to make things a bit easier for you, and we’ve gone ahead and chosen the five hottest speakeasies of Buenos Aires that you simply can’t miss.

NOLA Buenos Aires Pops Up Puerto-Rican Style Tonight (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[NOLA]

[NOLA]

As it’s only the second week, we can’t say just yet if the Monday night pop-ups at Buenos Aires’ favorite cajun spot NOLA are going to become a regular thing, but after the success of last week’s Mexican street food event, we’re certainly hoping for a weekly installation.  This week, the invited chef is Jose Alvarez, who recently moved to Buenos Aires from New York.  They’ve been releasing pictures all weekend of what he’s cooking up in the kitchen, and the pulpo confit looks sensational.  We’re expecting a great deal from the fresh Piña Coladas, the ropa vieja, and the other dishes that sound too damn good.

Just like last week’s event, tonight’s pop-up will run from 17:00 until the tostones run out, and we suggest you arrive early before the crowds get thick.  NOLA is located at Gorriti 4389, and dinner is cash only.  Provecho! 

Buenos Aires’ Florería Atlántico Is Once Again Lat Am’s Top Bar (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[World's 50 Best Bars]

[World's 50 Best Bars]

Today in London, the 2014 edition of the World’s 50 Best Bars took place, and once again it was a big year for Buenos Aires’ Florería Atlántico.  Known for its clandestine location situated beneath a flower shop in Recoleta, the speakeasy-style bar came in at number 39 on the list, ranking it the highest in Latin America.  Also on the list from Latin America were Mexico’s La Capilla and Limantour, at number 46 and 47, respectively.  The top three include London’s Artesian at number 1, New York’s Dead Rabbit at number 2, and London’s Night Jar at number 3.

Over on Twitter, @50BestBars made the mistake of calling Florería Atlántico a new entry, which it is clearly not since it won the Latin America’s Best Bar title last year as well.  Excitement will do that to you.  Congrats to all the winners.

Watch Inés De Los Santos Make A Negroni Solera (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Campari]

[Campari]

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, at this point, the Negroni is as, if not more important, to Argentine culture than the meat on the grill.  Whether it’s the straight up standard, or one of the countless variations that have been developed over the years by bartenders trying to make their mark on the drink’s history, Negronis are to Argentina what the Chilcano is to Peru.  Essential.  So, leave it to one of Buenos Aires’ best-known bartenders, Inés de los Santos, to give us a how-to guide for the Negroni Solera, her herbal spin on the classic cocktail.

In the latest episode from Campari’s The Count’s Negroni Tales series, watch de los Santos mix lemon verbena with solera wine, gin, and Campari to create her page in the Negroni’s history.  Learn a little bit, too, about her path to becoming one of the pioneering female bartenders in Buenos Aires’ cocktail scene.  Then, well, go make yourself a drink.  Salud!