Start the Night at Magdalena’s Party

This new laid back hot spot in Palermo brings foreigners and locals together for food, drinks, music by different DJs and a great atmosphere to satisfy all your pre party needs. Open late from Tuesdays to Sundays they have theme nights such as Tuesday tacos, Vegan Wednesdays,  pre-Lost Thursdays (where you can get free passes to Lost nightclub) and parties on Fridays and Saturdays. They also offer wine and whisky tastings and brunch… what more do you need!?

http://www.magdalenasparty.com

Thames 1795 , Palermo

4833.9127

Chimichurri

(Photo by NicoledeB)

 

Chimichurri is a traditional sauce made from herbs, garlic and vinegar that is used on meat at asados.  It is said that the name of the sauce comes from the British. Allegedly, the English men associated the spice-based sauce with curry, so when they wanted it they said “give me curry” which was locally understood as chimichurri.

There are many ways to make the sauce and we have included just one of the many recipes. Whichever way it’s done  we recommend you make it a few days ahead to enhance the flavor.

 

Ingredients:

● 250 ml water (1 cup)

● 60 ml vinegar (¼ cup)

● 60 ml vegetable oil (¼ cup)

● 1 Tbsp coarse salt

● 1 Tbsp dried oregano

● 1 Tbsp thyme

● 1 Tbsp ground chili pepper

● 1 Bay leaf

●  Fresh parsley

● 5 garlic cloves, chopped

Preparation:

Heat the water, vinegar and salt until they boil.

Mix all the other ingredients except for the oil and incorporate them to the water mixture.

Allow to cool at room temperature.

Add the oil.

Store covered in a glass jar.

 

Dancing The Malambo

(image by guerretto)

When people think of Argentina and traditional dancing, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Tango; however, over the vast country many different folkloric dances are practiced, the Malambo being one of the most stunning.

This typical dance which originated in the Pampean region is carried out by men who display their ability through their footwork and their skill with knives and boleadoras (a kind of sling used by the Patagonia natives and gauchos). The rhythmic music is usually played with a type of drum called Bombo Leguero and a guitar, although instruments vary depending on the area of the country.

Malambo shows in Buenos Aires are sometimes put on at the Feria de Mataderos ,  at tango venues and at estancias such as Estancia Santa Susana.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(By Bichuas)

Head to the National Theatre Museum where you can catch a glimpse of the city’s dramatic history. Costumes, props and manuscripts are amongst the objects exhibited. Whilst in the area, stop by traditional bar El Banderin for a warm submarino (Hot milk with a melted chocolate bar).

In the evening head to Gibraltar in San Telmo for some hearty curries and draught beer.

National Theatre Museum

Córdoba 1199

4815-8812

El Banderin

Guardia Vieja 3601, Almagro

4862-7757

Gibraltar

Peru 895, San Telmo

4362-5310

Tuesday

(San Martin by Santiagonostalgico)

Explore the local history at the Casa del Bicentenario where the temporary exhibit on Argentine economics is being displayed until the end of the week.  Whilst in the area check out some books and stop for coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid.

In the evening head to chic Le Bar for cocktails and live music starting at 10pm.

Casa del Bicentenario 

Riobamba 985

4813.0301

Ateneo Gran Splendid

Av. Santa Fe 1860

4813.6052

Le Bar

Tucuman 422

5219-0858

Wednesday

(Cafe San Juan by canadianAEh)

Check out Fronteras en Mutacion (Of Bridges and Borders), an interesting interdisciplinary exhibit which shows sculptures, video art, drawing and other expressions of 13 international artists. Stop by Cafe San Juan for a great typical lunch in the area.

Later on  head to the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo for the Multimilonga tango event being held at 8.30pm.

Fronteras en Mutación CCEBA

Balcarce 1150, San Telmo

4312-3214

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Multimilonga- Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4440, Villa Urquiza

4524-7997

Thursday

(Palermo Parks by Danilo Trombela)

Walk through the lush Palermo parks and stop by the Sivory art museum to see the exhibits being displayed.

Ballet lovers will get a chance to see Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at the at 8.30 pm in the Colon Theatre which is flaunting a new curtain.

Sivory Art Museum

Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo

4774-9452

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Friday

(Cafe Tortoni by willposh)

Visit the Feria de las Artes  at the Plazoleta San Francisco on the corner of Alsina and Defensa.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to stop by the Cafe Tortoni for coffee and medialunas (croissants).

For an upbeat party at the early dawn head to Crobar in Palermo.

Cafe Tortoni

Av. de Mayo 825/29

4342-4328

Crobar

Marcelo Freire. Paseo de la Infanta, Palermo.

4778 1500

Saturday and Sunday

(La Boca by Paula Soler-Moya)

Anime and Manga at the Japanese gardens. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres, Palermo.

Brunch at POPA art gallery on Saturdays from 2pm-8pm. Lamadrid 882. La Boca

Tiempos que Corren is an original performance by circus actors that interact with three hangers full of clothes and space.  On Sunday 8pm. At   Galpon Las Catalinas. Benito Perez Galdós 93, La Boca. 4307-1097.

Our Dining Picks: Green Bamboo

(Photo by azotesdivinos)

The Vietnamese identify five flavors; salty, sweet, bitter, spicy and sour,  which Taoist tradition aims to combine harmoniously as nature combines the elements of fire, earth, metal, wood and water.  This culinary philosophy is what Green Bamboo has adopted for their exotic Vietnamese-fusion menu. The warm and inviting atmosphere with low tables and dim lighting complete the enjoyment of dining and the creative drinks from their great bar must be sampled!

Green Bamboo

Costa Rica 5802, Palermo

4775.7050

reservas@green-bamboo.com.ar

Open evening from 8.30pm

 

5 Parties Not to Miss

Club Severino Cool Beats night by Francisco Marise

Club Severino

This is the place to go on a Monday night for some hip-hop, R&B, rap, pop and retro rock. A great place to start the week off partying and, a good option to continue the party after La Bomba del Tiempo.

Club Severino

Hipolito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown

Monday’s 11.30pm

Dengue Dancing at Gong

This Thursday underground party is set in a seventies style mirrored floor with red lights and plenty of retro dancers who move to the carefully selected music all night long. The place to go for a kitsch, sexy night of fun.

Dengue Dancing at Gong

Cordoba 634, Downtown

Happy Hour 11.30pm-12.30pm

Club 69 at Niceto Club

This wild Thursday party has been going for more than a decade now displaying a burlesque show, glitter clad transvestites, clowns and belly dancers and more. Bizarre, colorful, and entertaining this jam-packed party doesn’t stop until the break of dawn.

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Thursdays 11pm (Keep in mind that partying here doesn’t really start until 2am)

Ploox! at Wanna Club

These Friday parties have recently become a part of the city nightlife promising to be Miguel Salas and Will Aquinos next big hit after their popular Hip Hop Wednesday parties at Sugar. National and international DJs get  both the local and the foreign adult crowds going, promising a night of fun and non-stop dancing.

Ploox

Juan B. Justo 1636, Palermo

Fridays 12pm-6am

Fiestas Bubamara

This upbeat monthly party is inspired in Balcanic music and gipsy style.  They were born in 2002 from a wave of artistic youth who came across the films and music of Emir Kusturica  and decided to bring the increasingly popular gipsy aesthetic to the city nightlife. Now a days the parties have become so popular they have spread across the country offering boisterous nights of dancing, live acts and video projections in an unconventional party setting.

Check out Bubamaras Facebook page for news on their upcoming parties.

We Recommend: Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires

 

One of the best parts of traveling is trying the local food, and, for those who like to cook, discovering how to make it! Alfajores, empanadas, asado, locro stew, chimichurri sauce, dulce de leche, and pastries are all part of our traditional menu. We are sure you will enjoy tasting these savory meals and recommend you try making them by taking a cooking class in English.  Find some options below:

(Making empanadas by Scorbette37)

 

Cooking with Teresita:

Different cooking class options are offered in this bed and breakfast in the outskirts of the city. Whether its a short empanada lesson, a one day food tour or a chance to make asado you’re sure to enjoy this popular option, where you will be able to cook and sample delicious food and wines.

 

Contact:

http://www.try2cook.com

4293-5992

teresitabella@gmail.com

 

Argentine Cooking Clases

Norma is a warm and welcoming woman who teaches how to make empanadas, locro, and alfajores in her Saturday classes where you will also enjoy a great lunch with wine. The plus side is that her classes are in Belgrano.

 

Contact:

http://www.argentinecookingclasses.com/

nsoued@gmail.com

15 4470 2267

 

Cecilia D’Imperio

Certified chef, Cecilia D’Imperio, has been teaching cooking classes for twenty years having written books and articles as well. She teaches a variety of personalized courses and short seminars, which you can adapt to fit in your schedule.

 

Contact:

http://www.ceciliadeimperio.com

info@ceciliadeimperio.com

 

Other links:

How to Make a Typical Argentine Asado

How to Make Dulce de Leche

Rabbit Empanadas Recipe

Hernan Gipponi’s White Salmon with Sauteed Squid