Buenos Aires Gastronomic Week

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Eating is one of the most enjoyable daily experiences people share. The satisfaction of satiating hunger, the nourishment derived from food, the aromatic stimulation of taste buds, the visual appeal of colorful edibles, and also, the cultural aspects of eating including how it is shared, its preparation and how different flavors are combined, make up the culinary world, which many consider an art.

This week, the city celebrates its gastronomic expressions with a variety of events, promotions and tasty bites. Below are some recommended activities.

 

Wednesday

Chef Soledad Nardeli from Chila will dictate a free cooking class at 6pm at Aguero and Libertador in Recoleta.

Also in Recoleta at 6.30 Pm in traditional café La Biela, Haroldo Darnauchans, will be speaking about the history of coffee.

 

Thursday

Tour the city’s pizzerias and try your favorite slices at the very best venues in town. More information on the participating pizzerias here.

Pura Tierra’s chef , Martín Molteni , will dictate a free cooking class at 6pm at Parque Centenario.

Bartender Inés de los Santos will present her new book on cocktails at 7pm at  Café Restó Los Pastizales. (check out her book on Buenos Aires Bars, available at the hotel library).

 

Friday

Chef Patissier Osvaldo Gross, who is also releasing a book on chocolate, will dictate a free cooking class at 6pm at  Plaza Gral. Manuel Belgrano.

 

Saturday

Take advantage of the special 2×1 on cocktails and drinks in Franks Bar and  Chez Nous from 6pm onwards or on a 5óclock tea at the traditional Confiteria La Ideal (from 4pm-7pm).

 

More information on Buenos Aires Gastronomic Week here.

 

Tasting Titus Andronicus

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La Fura dels Baus is a Catalan theatre group that has acquired international acclaim for its unconventional use of setting, incorporation of the audience into their representations and shocking themes.

Their latest production “Degustación de Titus Andronicus”  (Taste of Titus Andronicus) brings Shakespeare’s brutal tragedy to stage whilst incorporating the Culinary Arts to the performance at the direction of the prestigious Mugaritz restaurant.   Two chefs cook on stage during the production, interacting with the drama and the audience which will be cirulating during the entire play,  incorporating the senses of taste and smell to the dynamic representation. Finally, 28 previously selected spectators will be joining the final gory banquet where they will be invited to dine and participate in the unfolding of the tragedy.

During the week leading up to the premiere in Buenos Aires, five of the city’s top restaurants, including Hernan Gipponi Restaurant, Aramburu, Freud & Fahler,  Café San Juan,  and La Vineria de Gualterio will be serving a menu inspired by the play.  Additionally, customers of the menu will get a 10% discount for the show on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of August in Club GEBA, Figueroa Alcorta 5575, Palermo. Tickets are available here.

Hernan Gipponi Restaurant: Titus Andronicus Tasting Menu

Hernan Gipponi Restaurant

Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6820