Recommended Palermo Restaurants: Local/ Casa Arevalo


Paraje Arevalo is one of our favorite Palermo restaurants  and now chef-owners Estefanía Di Benedetto and Matías Kyrizis are bringing even more to the hip local scene. LOCAL Restaurant is their new restaurant that opened in 2012 and offers a more laid back version of their exemplary cooking.

The gem however is the next-door  Casa Arévalo, a gastronomic home where monthly pop-up dinners take place and are prepared by some of the most renowned city chefs.

This initiative, called TC Gourmet (un tour de cocineros) is part of a new culinary movement led by chefs who seek to redefine the local gastronomic scene.  Projects such as this one; GAJO, a deluxe team made of the city`s top chefs who combine their talents and local ingredients to deliver the best of fine dining at different venues around the city, and a group called A.C.E.L.G.A, which is comprised of renowned chefs and businessmen from the culinary world who organize different events, are part of this new wave of Argentine cuisine.

LOCAL is open from Tuesday to Sunday both for lunch and dinner. It is located at Arévalo 2063 in Palermo. Casa Arévalo offers pop-up events next door at Arévalo 2061.  4773-6119

Don’t Miss: Feria Masticar

(Photo by Mumumío)

The Feria Masticar, a food and cooking fair organized by some of the city’s most prestigious chefs, kicks off today until the 18th of November.  Throughout the weekend, delicious food, top quality products and special cooking classes will all be offered at this first edition of the fair, which promotes itself under the slogan Comer rico hace bien (Eating delicious food is good for you).

A group called A.C.E.L.G.A, which is comprised of renowned chefs and businessmen from the culinary world, put the event together. The chefs themselves selected the products that will be on sale. Additionally, there will be plenty a chance to try some delicious traditional and novel local cuisine including a special menu by GAJO (a full list of participating restaurants and the menus they will be offering is available here). Also, some of Buenos Aires’ celebrity chefs will offer cooking classes and conferences throughout the three days (Find the full program here).

Tickets to the fair cost 30 pesos and include access to cooking classes and conferences (limited to available space). The fair will be open from midday to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday. El Dorrego,  Zapiola 50, Colegiales

French-Argentine Culinary Workshop in Buenos Aires

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Throughout May, the “La Cuisine des Chefs, Atelier de cocina” culinary workshops will explore Autumnal flavors at different city hotspots.  The event, which seeks to explore French-Argentine cuisine, will feature eight different workshops by renowned chefs. Each will deal with a different theme ranging from patisserie, to spices to mushrooms.

 The workshops cost 190 pesos each, and places must be reserved in advance at Lucullus 4703-3177. Below are the Atelier schedules:

-Sunday 13th of May at 10am: Bruno Gillot & Oliver Hanocq from L’Epi Boulangerie: “Croissant and Viennoiserie.”

-Monday 14th of May at 8pm: Toufic Reda and Emiliano Di Nisi from TO Buenos Aires: “Champiñones en la cocina Frapanese” (Button mushrooms in Frapanese cuisine).

-Tuesday 15th of May at 7pm: Sebastien Fouillade from Brasserie Petanque: “Otoño en el Sud Oeste de Francia” (Autumn in the South West of France).

-Wednesday the 16th of May at 7.30pm: Wine tasting at La Cave a Vin in Unik.

-Thursday the 17th of May at 8pm: Elsa Manelphe from La Cuisine Secrete: “Especias de otoño, currys y sopas exóticas” (Autumn spices, curries and exotic soups).

-Friday the 18th of May at 8.30pm: Jean-Paul Bondoux from La Bourgogne and Jerome Mathe from Cafe des Arts: “La cocina de caza” (The hunter’s kitchen).

-Saturday the 19th of May at midday: Fernando Hara from Unik: “Ultimo tango en Paris” (Last Tango in Paris).

-Monday 21st of May at 8pm: Antontio Soriano from Chez Nous at Algodon Mansion: “La cocina del té” (Tea time cuisine).