This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Patrick DB)

The Doc Buenos Aires film festival is taking place until the 28th of October featuring a broad selection of top documentaries from around the world. Starting at 2.30pm you can catch documentaries on Greece, Russian landscapes and more at the Teatro San Martín and the Alianza Francesa. More information here.

In the evening, alternative British rock band Suede will be closing off the Personal Fest at the Teatro Vorterix. Tickets here.

Tuesday

(Photo by Gustav´s)

Head to the National Library in Palermo (a landmark in itself) and check out the exhibit on local rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta and the screenings of some of his live performances at 2pm. Aguero 2502, Palermo.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Wednesday

(Photo by bustamante.antonio)

Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in Palermo on Wednesday´s, will surely leave you satisfied.

Later on at 7.30pm or at 9pm take a tango lesson at the fun tango venue La Catedral where you can stay on after and dance the night away. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro. 15-5325-1630.

Thursday

(Photo by Bikes And Books)

The Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing a must-see exhibit of renowned artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 35 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

At 8pm dont miss the pop up show that graffitimundo is organizing to promote “White Walls Say Nothing”, a documentary about Buenos Aires urban art!

At the prestigious Colón Theatre there will be a violoncello concert, Flemáticos Apasionados (Passionate Phlegmatic), directed by Tao Fan and interpreted by Natalie Clein. The pieces played will be by Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.  Tickets here.

Friday

The Buenos Aires Photo 2012 exhibit kicks off on Friday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Stop by from 2pm onwards and catch a glimpse of what’s going on in front of the city lens.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878!

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by alvarochahin)

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The Buenos Aires Photo 2012 exhibit will take place throughout the weekend at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Stop by from 2pm onwards and catch a glimpse of what’s going on in front of the city lens.

Bicycles, music, art and a whole lot more will be taking place at the Bicycle Festival  during the weekend. More information here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

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

We recommend: Pura Tierra

     

If you enjoy food as much as we do, and want to try top quality local gourmet delicacies,  then you should make sure to stop for dinner at Pura Tierra. The owner and award winning chef, Martín Molteni, offers the best Argentine cuisine using carefully selected seasonal ingredients in this Belgrano centered restaurant. We suggest the lamb, baby goat, stews, and steak mmm!

Pura Tierra

3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano
4899 2007
Mon- Sat 8pm to closing.