Foodie Hotspot: Mishiguene Fayer

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Mishiguene Fayer, which translates from Yiddish to “crazy fire”, is one of the city’s most awaited 2017 newcomers and is delivering just what it promises, gourmet Jewish immigrant cuisine combined with local influences. Whether you want to stop by to pick up a pastrami sandwich to take away for lunch, or to try the 10 step or 6 step tasting menus for dinner, Mishiguene is definitely worth discovering, for its great cuisine, and also for its top quality drinks. 011 4774-3313. Cerviño 4417, Palermo.

Sunny Side Up: Outdoor Adventures in Buenos Aires

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The forecast says the warm sunny weather will continue for the following ten days, and maybe more with a premature spring in the air. Besides enjoying some garden lounging and late night drinking in the bustling Palermo area, here are four alternative activities for some sunny day adventures too!

Argentina Polo Day: At just 45 minutes away from the city center, this is a great spot to relax outside where you can have an asado, watch a professional polo match, but best of all, learn how to play yourself! A unique activity well worth experiencing during your stay! More information here.

City Sailing Buenos Aires: The Rio de la Plata is as much part of the porteño identity as its shoreline and sailing is a great way to experience the city from another point of view while having some great fun as well. More information here. 

Sudeste Kayak: The Tigre Delta is of course another must when the weather is nice, and the great thing about Sudeste Kayak is that they give you a chance to explore its little nooks and crannies while keeping the body moving. Plus, they have a great nocturnal tour that you don’t want to miss with the upcoming full moon. Find out more here.

Perú Beach Extreme Sports Center: Located in the residential Zona Norte area, and on the shore of the river banks, this laid back center has plenty of adventure options including kite surfing and climbing walls. Also, it is right in front of the Tren de la Costa Barrancas station that has a lovely little antique fair and the area is full of nice parrillas  with outdoor riverside seating. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

Tuesday

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Book your place for the midday Palermo parrilla tour, where experts will guide you to the best beef in town. More information here.

Starting at 9pm a very large group of bicycle enthusiasts will be meeting at the obelisk on 9 de Julio Avenue for their monthly full moon nocturnal bike ride (Masa Crítica). Rent one for yourself here and join this unique event in the city!

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Should the grey days continue, as forecasted, head to one of the city’s indoor attractions such as the Ateneo Grand Splendid (one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world!). Afterwards you can try one of our recommended spots for 5 o’clock tea.

At 8.30pm, the Fibonacci Project Buenos Aires will be presenting a multidisciplinary show, product of an international collaborative program that seeks to promote cultural integration. Centro Cultural San Martin, Sarmiento 1551, Downtown.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Thursday

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Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to check out the new Real/Virtual exhibit, featuring Argentine kinetic art from the 70´s. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 5288-9999

Whilst in the area remember to stop by the Palais de Glace where a special photography exhibit is being held until the 9th of July.  Opening hours: Tue-Sun midday-8pm. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

For a unique evening, 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 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Friday

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The annual Caminos y Sabores regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

 In the evening check out one of the new in vogue city nightspots such as Unicorn Huset or La Oreja Negra!

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday there will be Armenian celebrations at Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar starting at midday. Typical food and dances will be on display.

The annual Caminos y Sabores  regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to the Carlos Gardel Museum to see the special Fileteado Digital exhibit, the classic decorative painting style of tango folklore reinterpreted by graphic designer, ilustrator and artist Pablo Hoffman. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto. 4964-2015.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, 4864-3200.

 

Tuesday

Don’t miss the New Latin American art exhibit at the MALBA museum in Recoleta. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500. Thursday to Monday: 12.00 am to 8.00 pm. Wednesdays 12.00- 9.00 pm.

In the evening head to Notorious for some drinks and live swing music at 9.30PM by trio Fraga-Motta-Giunta. Callao 966, Palermo. 4813-6888.

 

Wednesday

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If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Later on stop by Rio Cafe for a relaxed chilled out atmosphere and great drinks. Honduras 4772, Palermo‬. Open 10pm-3am‬.

 

Thursday

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Taking a helicopter to see Buenos Aires from above is a wonderful way to get a scenic view of the city whilst acquiring a sense of its dimensions and distribution. Helitours Buenos Aires offers 20-minute tours through Puerto Madero or La Boca, a 45-minute tour through the city center and its surroundings and a VIP 60 minute tour including outskirts of Buenos Aires such as Tigre and Pilar.  Helitours BA are offered every day from Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm. Contact: 4555-4973, info@helitourba.com.

Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

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Take a tour of archeological relic El Zanjon de Granados. Its mysterious hallways and tunnels date back to the 1500’s and were discovered under layers of constructions from other historical periods. Tours from Mon-Fri from 11am-3pmm every hour. Also in El Zanjon is casa minima, the smallest house in the city, which can be toured at 4pm on Fridays.  El Zanjon de Granados- Defensa 755, 4361-3002.

In the evening head for a special dinner at  Unik, a newcomer to the Palermo scene  which offers a combination of top quality gourmet dining and modern design. Soler 5231, Palermo. 4772-2230. info@unik.pro. Open: Lunch- Tue-Sat 12.30-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Sat 8.30pm-12pm.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Argentine Films will be screened at 9pm at the drive in Cinema set up at the Palermo Rose Gardens for the summer weekends. Program available here.

On Sunday head to the Museo Historico Cornelio Saavedra  where contemporary art activity Che Isadora will be held in the garden at  5.30pm and where a musical duet will offer a show at 6pm. Open Tue-Fri from 9am-6pm and Sat-Sun from 10am-8pm. Crisólogo Larralde 6309, Saavedera. 4572-0746. museosaavedra_ecultural@buenosaires.gob.ar

New Year’s Eve Dining Options

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Hernán Gipponi Restaurant- Fierro hotel´s star restaurant will be offering a very special New Years Eve tasting menu with wine pairings and a New Years brunch for all those who wish to join us in saying farewell to the old and in welcoming the new.  Reservations must be made in advance with a credit card as a no-show policy will be applied and 50% of the tasting menu will be charged per person should the reservation not show. Reservation priority will be given to hotel guests. New Years menu 175USD/person. New Years brunch 100 pesos/person for hotel guests, and 150 pesos/ person for external customers. To book your place please call 3220 6820  or email  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Soler 5862, Palermo.

Casa Cruz- This posh Palermo restaurant will also be offering a New Years Eve tasting menu complete with wine pairing, champagne and additional beverages. The Casa Cruz New Years dinner is priced at 240USD /person and must be booked in advance. Uriarte 1658, Palermo. 4833-1112. info@casacruz-restaurant.com

Ill Ballo del Mattone- If what you´re looking for is a fun loving trattoria with great pasta and a lively atmosphere then you should book your place at Ill Ballo´s New Years Dinner which will cost 300pesos/person. Gorriti 5737/5950, Palermo. 4776-4247.reservas@ilballo.tv .

La Maison Another option is the French La Maison New Years Dinner with wine pairings which is priced at 500pesos/person. Honduras 5774, Palermo. 3979 2970 info@lamaisonba.com

Tegui- This chic auteur restaurant hidden in Palermo is offering a 5 step tasting menu, high end wine and champagne for 240USD/person. Additionally they will be handing party favors out at midnight to get the party started. Costa Rica 5852, Palermo. 5291-3333.

Las Pizarras- A unique concept is behind the ever-changing dishes determined by what Chef Rodrigo Castillo picks daily from the market. The resulting menu is displayed in the evening on chalk boards (pizarras) promising a singular dinning experience imbued with flavors, freshness and overall quality.  What might you find on Las Pizarro chalkboards?  Pate, quail, duck, beef, homemade raviolis, and fish amongst other delicacies. For New Years the popular chef will be serving a 4 step tasting menu high end wines and champagne for 80USD/person. Thames 2296, Palermo. 4775-0625

Confiteria La Ideal- For a more traditional twist this gorgeous old cafe and tango house will be offering a New Years Dinner complete with tango show, champagne and after midnight dancing. Suipacha 380, Downtown, 5265 8069.

Sipan- This upscale Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant will be offering a special New Years dinner at their Palermo location. For the occasion they will be serving a set menu, with complimentary drinks and live Afro-Peruvian music. The dinner menu will be 250USD/person or 330USD including tickets to the next door party at Isabel Bar. Reserve your place from Thursday onwards. Paraguay 624, Downtown. 4315-0763. info@sipan.com.ar.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to the botanical gardens in Palermo and stop by ex-pat Beatrice Murch’s exhibit on the local Rosewood  trees, which decorate the city and have become a part of its character. Santa Fe 3951, Palermo. 4381-4527

Start the weeknight with an evening of tango at Salon Canning, which is open until 5am and stages  live tango bands as well as tango lessons and dancing. Scalabrini Ortiz 1331, Palermo. 4826-8351

 

Tuesday

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Take  a San Telmo art walk with Juanele starting 3pm at Balcarce 1150 , San Telmo. Book in advance here.

The legendary front man of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo at 9pm.  Tickets here.

In the evening head to Magdalena’s Party for happy hour drinks from 8-midnight and continue on with them to Hype nightclub for some proper porteño style partying.  Thames 1795, Palermo. 833-9127

 

Wednesday

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The Lunfardo and Tango book fair  in San Telmo, offers a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo and is the perfect chance to get to know this interesting aspect of the local culture better.  Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

In the evening head to Gibraltar, a popular English pub in the San Telmo area. Great draught beer, delicious curries, and a friendly laid back atmosphere make Gibraltar a great place to begin or end the night! Peru 895, San Telmo 4632-5310 Opening Hours: 6pm-4am

 

Thursday

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A special photography exhibit is being showcased at the historic Espacio Virrey Liniers featuring old photographs of the city and daguerreotypes. 2pm-7pm.  Venezuela 469, San Telmo.

Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

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With Christmas just around the corner, why not head to the eccentric Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo to browse and shop for original presents at bargain prices? Av.Dorrego and Conde, Palermo. Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

In the evening head to Notorious for the Friday night jazz jam and drinks. Callao 966, Palermo. 4813-6888

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Take a day trip to Tigre, a town in the outskirts of the city set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. The rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing, kayak and other excursions by boat, trekking, ecotourism, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, tea-houses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park. More information here.

Don’t miss percusion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo´s end of the year party on Saturday starting at midnight. Sarmiento 3131, Almagro.

Lunfardo and Tango Book Fair 2011

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The relationship between tango and lunfardo, a local dialect,  is extensive and characteristic of the local identity.  Initially Lunfardo was only spoken by criminals who incorporated Italian, Cocoliche (a mix of Spanish and Italian), Gaucho dialect, Aboriginal words, French and Portuguese into their new slang. As lunfardo spread to the lower classes, it was incorporated to tango lyrics and from there introduced into the Spanish spoken by everyone.

The Lunfardo and Tango book fair  in San Telmo, offers a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo and is the perfect chance to get to know this interesting aspect of the local culture better.  Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

 

Our pick of recommended activities are:

 

Friday 9:

-Tango in San Telmo with Olga Reni at 6pm.

-Conference about the traditional cafe that had the most tango influence and activity. (in Spanish) 7pm.

 

Saturday 10:

-Performance by  Vocal Ecléctico.

-Las Perlas del Tango presents Estela Bonnet, Sandra Chebriau, Silvana Reyes, Silvia Nieves, and guest poet Nélida Puig. 7.30pm

 

Friday 16:

– Concert by Buenos Aires Tango

-Tango y Dance exhibit with Antonio and Graciela. 6pm.

-Concert of tango singers at 8pm.

 

Sunday 18

-Pepe Otero presents Tango and poetry, tangos form the 40´s and more. 7.30pm.

 

Friday 23:

-Tango show by Sandrina Gallego Poetaria. 7pm.

 

Monday 26:

-Screening of Café de los maestros. 4pm.

-Documentary about Cafe Tortoni. 7pm.

 

Friday 30:

– Las Perlas del Tango closes the event with a parade starting at 6pm.