One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to purely eating. Food is essential to life, therefore, make it good!
Blake Mycoskie said it best, “The most important things are actually the easiest to obtain: great friends, good food, and a decent bottle of wine.” If there is one thing we can learn from Buenos Aires is that sometimes, food is more than just food. It’s a gathering place of emotions and a play on the senses. There’s not too many places in the world where you can get down with a juicy piece of grass-fed beef and have the masterpiece of Malbec at your doorstep for a minimal cost. On your next food inspired vacation, do not miss the following culinary experiences!
STEAKS BY LUIS
The best kept secrets are the ones we keep to ourselves. However, there is no secret that Argentine beef is worth flying around the world (and back) for. Steaks By Luis is a one of a kind experience and a great introduction to authentic asado in a comfortable and intimate setting. Luis, born and raised in Argentina, has been in charge of the grill since the age of 11 and is no stranger in preparing one of the best pieces of beef you’ll ever have. Situated in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Soho, Luis invites a group of “beef lovers” to his loft to learn about the ingredients, techniques, secrets, and traditions that make Argentine asados so special. Here’s what you’ll receive:
- 5 course Asado with traditional picada, salad, achuras (grilled starters), steak, and dessert.
- Each course is paired with a specially chosen wine to enhance your dining experience.
- Stylish, intimate loft in Palermo Soho.
- All for $75USD!
TIERRA NEGRA COOKING CLASS
The difference between an experience you’ll remember and one you’ll never forget lies within the doors of the Tierra Negra Cooking Class! Veronica, an avid travel planner, and Manuel, a professional chef, openly invites food enthusiasts to their home to learn how to cook the authentic dishes from Argentina and South America.
The best way to learn about any culture is through the food. Here’s what you’ll discover, master, and prepare with Veronica & Manuel:
Made from scratch – dough, two different fillings (beef/vegetarian), two folding techniques.
A classic dessert traditionally served with Dulce de Leche.
Dulce de Leche
A sticky, sweet, caramelized milk-and-sugar sauce.
During the class, you will sample 3 different wines from Salta & Mendoza. Veronica is very generous with the re-fills!
After cooking, you will enjoy the dishes you prepared, paired with specially selected Argentine wines. The night will be filled with great eats, amazing wines, and non-stop laughter and story-telling with your hosts!
Cost: $70 USD
The best wines are the ones you drink with friends in Argentina, period! It’s a great combination of wine, laughter, and sweet words, all in which you can indulge in at Anuva Wines. Anuva Wines has become quite popular for their refined selection of Malbecs and the charm of their Sommeliers. Located in an airy open-planned loft in Palermo Soho (same as Steaks by Luis), arrive prepared to sample an endless pour of 5 boutique wines paired with delicious Argentine tapas!
High Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel is a unique place to spend the afternoon tasting delicious treats prepared by the chef Patissier, escaping Buenos Aires’ summers heat. Alvear offers a fine selection of tea, fresh fruit tarts, delicious cakes, warm scones, and mini pastries. Be sure to sample the hot chocolate – simply amazing!
If there’s one thing to remember while in Buenos Aires, it’s to eat first, do everything else later! Cheers!