This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Liliana Porter. Man with an axe. Photo by Medieval Karl)

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Brian Negin)

Fundación PROA is showcasing a new exhibit that features images of Buenos Aires as seen through different artists eyes.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Last chance to catch Britten’s War Requiem that is being staged at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Tom Marcello)

Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening,  Al Di Meola will be staging a live concert at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by Anztowa)

The annual gourmet food fair, MASTICAR, which is organized by some of the cities most prestigious chefs, will be taking place until the 6th of October. More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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FIBA, the international theatre festival kicks off until the 20th of October.  More information here.

Later on, stop by Fierro Hotel for the monthly Thank Fierro it’s Friday happy hour! Soler 5862, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by KoppCorentin)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the Yayoi Kusama and the Kenneth Kemble exhibits! Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table is back! After a brief break, the city’s top Monday event returns with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Martin Playing With Pixels & Words)

The Tango Festival and World Championship kicks off until the 27th of August and brings the best tango shows of the year to the city . Check out the program here.

In the evening, the stunning Colón Theatre will be inaugurating an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Jim Crocker)

Check out the exhibit of Argentine couture designers taking place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta until the 18th of August.  Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

(Photo by wallyg)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

In the evening, the monthly art event, Gallery nights, will take place starting at 7pm.

Friday

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Take one of graffitimundo’s tours that kick off at 3pm in Colegiales and learn more about the booming local street art scene. More information here.

Later on, starting at 8pm, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Brian Negin)

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.

Organic food and a lively vibe combine at monthly food fair Buenos Aires Market-that will take place throughout the weekend at the Palermo Parks.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, starting at 8pm, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  Tickets here.

Valentines Day Tasting Menu at HG Restaurant

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Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is known for it’s delectable tasting menus and for this Valentines Day the restaurant’s renowned chef has created a mouth watering feast under the slogan cocina para enamorar (cuisine to win over hearts).

The menu’s eight steps to love begin with homemade breads and flavored butters and oils and, to tease the palate, a taste of cured halibut with cucumber, apples and fennel and a serving of humita with tomato sauce and capsicum from Cachi.  Taste buds should be waking by the time the prawn, tomato and carrot salad is served and rejoicing at the sweetbread entree that comes after with quinoa, summer squash and milk from the aguaribay tree. Full blown infatuation are on cue by the time the two main courses make their way to the table; catch of the day with smoked puree, baby squid and onions, and veal cheeks, stout, pumpkin and peppers. Finally, if you still need some convincing by the time the pre-dessert of yacaratía (an Argentine tree with an edible trunk), with blue goat cheese and plums arrives, then pistachios, chocolate, peaches, raspberries, coffee and petit fours should be enough to have you proclaiming your undying love to Hernán, the waiter, your charming date and anyone else who you might cross paths with.

The Valentines Day menu, which includes coffee, water, and Escorihuela Gascón wine pairings, costs 300 pesos. Places must be booked in advance at 3220-6820.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Tomomi Sasaki)

Stop by the Japanese Gardens in Palermo where the animé and manga festival is taking place until the 16th of February. Av. Casares 2966, Palermo. 

In the evening, scout out one of these neighborhoods where Carnival parades will be taking place.

Tuesday

(Photo by Martin Playing With Pixels & Words)

Sign up for one of the free Shakespeare walks that will take place starting 11am at Costanera Sur and revive Hamlet whilst getting to know Buenos Aires outdoors.

Later on head to  La Catedral in Almagro and take a tango lesson at either 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

(Toulouse-Lautrec: Photo by mithraphoto)

Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes where there is a new exhibit about paper as an expressive medium that showcases drawing, engravings and more by artists ranging from Picasso to Toulouse Lautrec. Avenida del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening head to Boris Club de Jazz for some live folk and funky music by Facundo Monty starting at 10pm. Gorriti 5568,Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Bert Werk)

Take a tour of the stunning Palacio Barolo, one of the city’s architectural landmarks full of history and mystique. Av de Mayo 1370, Downtown.

Romance the special someone in your life by treating them to a unique tasting menu with wine pairings at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Friday

(Photo by Nicolas Castillo)

The MALBA is featuring a must-see exhibit on Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz. An exhibit by British artist Tracy Emin is also being showcased. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

Head to the Jamiroquai concert starting at 10 pm and dance the night away with an enthusiastic Argie audience. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Swamibu)

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.

Stop by the Shakespeare festival that will take place until Saturday and will feature live music, theatre of course, and more. More information here.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

Find a ten-day weather forecast here and don’t forget to stop for ice cream at one of these fantastic Buenos Aires heladerias!

Mother’s Day at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

In Argentina, Mother’s Day will be celebrated this Sunday, so there will be many events destined to make mothers feel like queens. At Hernán Gipponi Restaurant there will be a special brunch for the occasion that will offer mouth-watering delicacies to treat very lucky mums. Places must be booked in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo.

Other interesting options to celebrate Mother’s Day include a Madero Tango Show with gourmet lunch, or an outdoors day in one of the many estancias who offer activities such as horseback riding, massages, golf and more. Find more suggestions here.

Buenos Aires Celebrates Friendship

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On Friday, Argentines will celebrate Friendship Day. This festivity has a recent origin and dates back to the sixties when there was an international interest in determining a universal friendship day. Different dates were proposed for different reasons and in Argentina, Dr. Enrique Ernesto Febbraro, who was a psychology and philosophy professor, suggested that friendship day be celebrated on the anniversary of man´s landing on the moon. To him, this event symbolized a unified humanity. The date was finally made official and since then has stuck, despite the many objections to what it commemorates as many feel it doesn´t represent anything local. In any case, every 20th of July Argentines do celebrate friendship, usually during the evening and there are plenty of parties and fun things to do. Below we include a few of the activities that will be offered for the occasion.

Hernán Gipponi Friends Day Tasting Menu: The hotel’s lavish restaurant will be offering a special menu to celebrate friendship in good taste. The menu, with wine pairings by Escorihuela Gascón, will feature some of the new flavors the renowned chef has been working with, including grilled polenta with goat blue cheese and black pudding, and veal cheek, humita, cooking broth and tomato-pistachio vinaigrette. Some of his classics will of course also be present such as the 68° cooked egg, catch of the day and the famous granita and foamy lullo dessert (with a new twist).  Book your place at 3220 6820, info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires, Soler 5862, Palermo.

Bomba del Tiempo Dia del Amigo: The Monday classic will be staging a special show for friends who wish to dance to the beat of the same drum. The event begins at 8pm at Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Isenbeck Beer Friends Festival:  Starting at 8pm, this new edition of the Beer Friends Festival will feature live music by 90’s dance queen Crystal Walters and a great line up of DJ’s. There will also be kinetic games with special prizes and a photo booth. Tattersall, Av. Del Libertador 4595, Palermo. Tickets here.  

Bar Mágico, in San Telmo is celebrating their 15th anniversary with a special magic show and dinner. Places must be booked in advance at 4304-9336, shop@tangomagic.com . Carlos Calvo 1631, San Telmo.

5 Places for Brunch in Buenos Aires

(Bread basket at HG Restaurant)

Hernán Gipponi Restaurant: Brunch at HG Restaurant is special, as many of our guests will testify to; it comes in steps and it’s not a fixed menu, so it’s full of surprises. Brunch kicks off with fresh juices and fruits, continuing with pastries and an assortment of bread, some form of eggs, and four more dishes; 2 salty and 2 sweet, in between an alcoholic shooter, and of course, coffee.  Brunch is served every Sunday with previous reservation. Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800. info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Find a full review with photos here.

Oui Oui: This popular French Bistro in the heart of Palermo is always full, whether for breakfast, lunch, or tea time. The reason for this is simple, they have great baked goods, a nice environment and a brunch ruled by delicious eggs in all their possible preparations. The pain au chocolat is quite a treat too and the whole Oui Oui brunch experience is available both on Saturdays and Sundays. 6068 Nicaragua, 4778 9614.

Magdalena’s Party: This popular venue serves American style breakfast with bacon, eggs, waffles, bagels, and pancakes as the menu stars. Expect to find maple syrup, drink great bloody Mary’s and brunch to the beat of funky music. Thames 1795 (esq. Costa Rica), Palermo. 4833.9127

Sirop Folie: Located in a charming alley in Recoleta, this French style resto and tea corner offers fantastic pastries and breads, cheeses, and eggs for brunch served both of Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer a 5-course brunch menu including very tasty tapas. Vincent Lopez 1661 Local 12, Tea Restaurant, Recoleta. 4813-5900.

Home Hotel: The home hotel is a great place for vegetarian brunchers as they serve special veggie options, as well as a delicious English breakfast. Plus on a really nice Saturday or Sunday you can sit out in their lovely garden and enjoy  your brunch there. Honduras 5860, Palermo. 4778 1008. info@homebuenosaires.com