Recommended Palermo Restaurants: Local/ Casa Arevalo

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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

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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

GAJO, Innovative Argentine Cuisine

GAJO, which stands for Gastronomia Argentina Joven (Young Argentine Gastronomy), is a group of thirteen young and renowned Argentine chefs who have joined forces to create a new national cuisine.  One of the methods for this is looking high and low for truly local ingredients from around the country, and incorporating them into their elaborate and delectable tasting menus, which they offer at GAJO events in different city restaurants.

The chef´s involved in GAJO are Hernán Gipponi (Hernán Gipponi Restaurant), Matías Kyriasis (Paraje Arévalo and Casa Arévalo),Soledad Nardelli(Chila Buenos Aires Cuisine), Hernán Griccini (Mansión Algodón), Fernando Hara and Yago Márquez (Unik), Rodrigo Castilla (Las Pizarras); Gonzalo Aramburu (Aramburu), Juan Pedro Rastellino (Allium Catering), Antonio Soriano (Astor), Darío Gualtieri (Casa Umare), Juan Gaffuri (Four Seasons Hotel) and Martín Baquero (El Almacén de los Milagros).

Tomorrow, to kick off November, Fierro Hotel’s Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, will be hosting Cocina Origen, the third GAJO dinner, in which the talented chefs will team up to present six mouthwatering dishes. Renowned guest chef Beatriz Chomnalez will be directing the team.

The tasting menu costs 90 USD or 430 pesos. Proceeds from the event will go to “Cocina para integrar”, a project in which cooking and other aspects of the culinary industry are taught in the slums as a way of creating new opportunities. Reservations can be made at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel is located on Soler 5862 in Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

The Bienal de Imagen en Movimiento (Audivisual Bienial) kicks off until the 4th of November featuring a variety of experimental works by local and international artists at the Centro Cultural San Martin and the Allianza Francesa. Find the full program here.

In the evening, if the rain has eased up, head to the Planetarium for the full moon drum  and percussion event that will take place from 10pm onwards.  Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments.

If it’s still too rainy for an outdoor program head to Notorious where there will be a live show in homage of Ramiro Musotto from Orchesta Sudaka starting at 9.30pm. Av. Callao 966, Recoleta.

Tuesday

(Caravaggio, St. Francis in Extasy, 1595, photo by carulmare)

Dont miss the  Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

If you’re looking for a laugh head to 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

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The Buenos Aires Photo 2012 exhibit is being held 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. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Later on in the evening show off your best gaucho or Recoleta ghost costume at Magdalena’s Party special halloween bash which will take place from middnight onwards. Thames 1795, Palermo. 

Thursday

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.

If you havn’t booked your place for the GAJO dining event that will take place at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant to kick of the month in culinary style do so NOW!! GAJO is a deluxe culinary team made up of the city`s top chefs (including Hernán Gipponi) who combine their talents to deliver the best of fine dining at different venues around the city.Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

In the evening legendary rock star Robert Plant will be staging a live show at Estadio Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Friday

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Book your place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. It includes a wine tasting with ‘empanadas’, horseback riding, a Polo Match, polo lessons, the opportunity to talk to coaches and professional players, a typical asado, and leisure time by the swimming pool. More information here.

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!

Later on legendary rock star Robert Plant will be staging a live show at Estadio Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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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.

On Saturday, starting at 3pm, Picnic BA will be taking place around five different city parks. The event will feature live music, art, performances and more. The closest park to the hotel where the event is taking place is Plaza Las Heras on Av. Las Heras and Coronel Diaz. Otherwise head to Puerto Madero’s Anfiteatro Lola Mora Costanera Sur for the closing events starting at 5pm. More information here.  (And check out our top picks for picnicking in the city here)

 

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