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Video: Renzo Garibaldi At Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

This is the video we’ve been waiting for. Last month, to kick off the 2015 season of Cocina Sin Fronteras in Buenos Aires, chef Fer Rivarola invited a couple of meat masters, Juan Gaffuri from Elena at the Four Seasons, and acclaimed Peruvian butcher-cum-chef, Renzo Garibaldi, from Lima’s Osso. The three got together for a one-night-only dinner that featured,  you guessed it, lots of dry-aged meat.

Buenos Aires Food Week Begins Monday, April 13 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Buenos Aires Food Week]

[Buenos Aires Food Week]

Back for the first edition of 2015, Buenos Aires Food Week kicks off next Monday, April 13, and will feature more than 40 of the capital city’s leading restaurants. Although locally sponsored in the past, the Buenos Aires Food Week has now been taken over by Restorando, the leading online reservations site in South America. Back in March, Santiago, Chile held their first-ever version of the event, as did Lima, Peru. As the Restorando network grows, we can expect each edition in each country to get better each year. 

Feria Masticar Returns To Buenos Aires April 16-19 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Masticar]

[Masticar]

Back for its fourth installment, a full six months ahead of its typical slot at the start of spring, Feria Masticar will bring four days of food, wine, classes, and a full market featuring some of the best local artisan products that Buenos Aires and environs have to offer. Though not the only festival celebrating Argentine cuisine in Buenos Aires, Masticar has steadily grown in its four years, receiving more than 238,000 visitors since 2012. In addition to the three tunnels that will feature free tastings of wine, craft beer, and other beverages from throughout the country, there will be more than 40 different stands located throughout the festival.

Cocina Sin Fronteras Opens In Buenos Aires This Saturday With Lots Of Meat (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Baqueano]

[El Baqueano]

Announcing a special dinner in Buenos Aires that will be centered around meat is kind of like announcing a taco tasting in Mexico City. But, when that meat-focused dinner is being cooked by one of South America’s best butchers, and two of Buenos Aires’ top chefs, the offer gets a lot more interesting. 

Buenos Aires Could Be One Step Closer To Legalizing Food Trucks (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

There’s good news for street food fanatics in Buenos Aires. A new law has been presented to the city’s legislature that would make food trucks legal, and able to operate independently of festivals and other events. The law was presented by Francisco Quintana, and states that the local government would be able to establish rules and other norms for the sale of food from food trucks.

Per the law, the trucks couldn’t hold a permanent place, and their license would be for one year, with the ability to renew. Owners would be required to pay a monthly fee for use of a public space, and would have to pay taxes like any other restaurant, which would allow for more regulation amongst the trucks. Speaking of the proposed law, Quintana said, “With this initiative we are looking to create a business model that is favorable both for the producers and the consumers of gastronomy.” 

Video: Inside Buenos Aires’ Beloved Steakhouse, Don Julio (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Bon Appetit]

[Bon Appetit]

Although chefs, restaurateurs, and even food lovers have done their best to give light to a new wave of chefs that are trying to reinvent Argentine cuisine, it’s next to impossible for the world to shake their love of Argentine beef. Earlier this week we showed you Francis Mallmann waxing on the beauty and femininity of cooking his beloved homeland’s meat, all set to tango music and blood. Today, we’ve got another look inside the ages-old meat culture throughout Argentina, this time in one of Buenos Aires’ most renowned steakhouses.

Distrito Food Trucks Opens Today In Buenos Aires (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Distrito Arcos]

[Distrito Arcos]

With nearly perfect weather in the forecast and the weekend laid out in front of us, what better occasion for a food truck festival in Buenos Aires? As the hottest trend going in food today continues to gain footing in Argentina, this weekend street food lovers will get their chance to try exciting dishes from a handful of the city’s top food trucks, paired with live music and more. Distrito Food Trucks will take over the Distrito Arcos outlet space in Palermo today through Sunday. Don’t miss out.

Watch Vallejo, Garcia, and Rivarola At November’s Cocina Sin Fronteras (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The Great Cuisine]

[The Great Cuisine]

As the last dinner of 2014, the team at Buenos Aires’ El Baqueano decided to make November’s installment of the Cocina Sin Fronteras a big one.  To close out another successful year of dinners that included a gala event with Alex Atala, Nikkei cuisine with Mitsuharu Tsumura, and more than a few jaunts abroad to Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay, Fer Rivarola and wife Gabriela invited their close friends and wildly talented chefs, Carlos Garcia from Venezuela’s Alto, and Jorge Vallejo from Mexico’s Quintonil.  Like we’ve been telling you since last year, if you have yet to make it to one of these dinners, you’re really missing out.