Culinary Buenos Aires
Many food-loving travellers wonder, “What is Argentinean cuisine? Is it all pasta and steak?” To get to the heart of the Buenos Aires food culture, discover where porteños have been eating for generations. Meet with your expert host and set off to explore a picturesque mercado dating back over a century. Visit the colorful mishmash of stalls where vendors hawk seasonal produce, meats, and artisan cheeses. Get an education in the Argentina cuts of beef; nibble on a crunchy empanada stuffed with hand-cut steak. See how they make homemade chorizo, sausage.
Buenos Aires runs on caffeine and medialunas, Argentinean “croissants”. Be transported to yesteryear in a traditional century-old neighborhood café with beautiful Art Decó architecture. Sip a frothy cortado, espresso cut with milk and sample typical sweet treats from their bakery. Pizza is a right of passage in Buenos Aires given deeply Italian soul. Head to a classic pizzeria with a retro vibe dating back 85 years where neighborhood residents, young and old, join together to down crispy, cheesy, and oniony fugazzetas and fainá, a type of flatbread made with chickpea flour with schop, draft beer.
Your private luncheon is in fashionable Palermo at the private home of one of Argentina’s top sommeliers. Let the attentive sommelier and staff woe you with a guided, multi-course luncheon paired with wines from Patagonia to Salta and Mendoza. Beyond the delectable food & wine find out what makes Argentines and their society tick. Siesta after? Definitely.