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Gastronomic Fair "Masticar" 2016

Feria Masticar, the food fair organized by ACELGA, an association entirely composed by chefs and entrepreneurs in the gastronomic business, will be held on May 5, 6, 7, and 8 of 2016 at El Dorrego, in the neighborhood of Colegiales.

This project arose from the common interest of the members of ACELGA, to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition. It also seeks to promote Argentine cuisine.

The real heart of the Fair will be the Market, where visitors will be able to purchase regional products specially selected by the experts, like, among other things: sea salt, shrimp and seafood from Chubut; exquisite apples and pears from the Río Negro Valley; bananas, limes, mangoes and passion-fruit from Misiones; spices from Salta; pomegranate from San Juan; avocado and goat cheese from Tucumán; herbs from Jujuy; Torrontés vinegar from Mendoza; berries´ vinegar from Bariloche; mushroom from Río Negro; andean small potatoes; teas and infusions from Cordoba; cheese and honey from Buenos Aires, and much more.



Cooking classes will be given by renowned chefs. At the Wine and Beer Bar premium wineries and beer makers of Argentina will present there best products for tasting.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste our typical food and the dishes from our most renowned restaurants at promotional prices, at $ 50, 70 or 80 Pesos per dish at the more of 40 food stands and food trucks run by their own chefs, such as:

ELENA; LA MAR; PURATIERRA; CRIZIA; EL CIERVO DE ORO; LA PANADERÍA DE PABLO; BASA; ITALPAST; ASTOR; MÖOI by Jessica Lekerman; La Pastronería de CELIGOURMET; MARU BOTANA; PABLO BUZZO; MISHIGUENE; AUSTRIA; YEITE by Pamela Villar; LA CHAPANECA DE EAT; DOLLI IRIGOYEN - Risottería; COMPANÍA DE CHOCOLATES; FESTA; FARINELLI; CUCINA PARADISO; GIPPONI-RASTELLINO - 1 ton of Shrimp; CHILA; BOCA DE LOBO; TEGUI; 1893 pizza a la parrilla; SOUL CHICKEN; EL POBRE LUIS; DON JULIO; LOS PETERSEN; PARAJE ARÉVALO; LA CABRERA; CRUDO; I LATINA; CARNE; GUIDO TASSI & FERNANDO MAYORAL; EL BAQUEANO; CASSIS; JUAN BRACELI; SANTA TERESITA; LOS INFERNALES + SARASANEGRO


Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 8 of 2016
Opening Hours:
Thursday 5: 2 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 to Sunday 8: 12 pm to 11 pm
Location: "El Dorrego" Concepción Arenal & Conde
Admittance: $ 80 Pesos. 
Masticar Bills: for purchases inside the Fair visitors will have to acquire the ticket book of Masticar Bills, that will be on sale at the entrance and at the ticket booths inside the fair (no cash payment for products in the Fair will be accepted).
Ticket books: $ 200 Pesos, with $100, $50, $20 and $10 Pesos bills.

Carne! First gastronomic festival dedicated to Argentine meat


The first edition of the gastronomic festival Carne! (Meat!), that will take place on April 30th and May 1st, 2016 at Hipodromo de Palermo, will bring together for the first time the best parrillas of Buenos Aires and the leading meat roasters. The grilled meats and different cooking methods will be the stars of this new festival aimed at fans of this icon of our culinary identity. More than 60 stands and food trucks wil offer meats in all its varieties. Admission to the festival is free of charge.The fair will be mounted in the center of Palermo Hippodrome track in a natural setting with vegetation and small lakes.

Only suitable for carnivores, visitors will be able to taste red meat, fish, poultry, exotic meats and offal, among other dishes. Some of the recognized parrillas and local restaurants that have confirmed their presence are La Cabrera, La Dorita, Don Julio, Cabana Villegas, Le Grill, Campobravo, Las Nazarenas, Dale Perejil al Toro, Ravello, La Posada, El Baqueano, La Mar and La Pescadorita, among others. 

The gourmet burger joints, so fashionable today in the city, will also be present in a special sector, with La Cresta, Dellepiane, Francis Platz, Del Toro, Burger Mood, La Burguesa, and Carne (the hamburger restaurant from top chef Mauro Colagrecco). There will also be an area of food trucks, where specialties based on meat will be offered. Donato de Santis will prepare porchetta, a typical dish from the Italian cuisine; Santiago Giorgini, meatballs; Mood Food, shawarma; Diggs with its irresistible lamb ribs; Dogg's will offer 15 different types of hot dogs; El Baqueano, dishes with local meats such as ñandu, yacaré and llama, among others.

Fans of the meat will also have the opportunity to enjoy the best empanadas and cold cuts; buy dressings to take home; and learn the best recipes for the grill, in an amphitheater with talks and workshops.

All of this accompanied by an area of wines and wineries: Casa Bianchi, Estancia Mendoza, Norton y Argento. Beer Stands, and cocktails by Inés de los Santos; Icecreams and traditional Argentine desserts by Compañía de Chocolate, El Piave, Próspero Velazco, Jéssica Lekerman, Guapaletas and Guilab.

Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2016.
Palermo Hippodrome. Av Del Libertador and Dorrego
Hours: From 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Free admission

In case of rain on Saturday 30 the Festival will be re-programmed for May 21 and 22.

Polo: Nations Cup 2016 - New dates


After being suspended because of the bad weather conditions, it has been announced that the International Polo Series Nations Cup 2016 (Serie Internacional Copa de las Naciones 2016), organized by the Argentine Polo Association, will take place on April 23rd, and 24th of 2016 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. Libertador & Dorrego).

This unique tournament is an important new addition to the national and international polo calendar.

This year the participating teams are the national selections of Argentina, England, and Chile.

Teams:
Argentina: Bartolomé Castagnola Jr 3, Juan M. Zubía 5, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Joaquín Pittaluga 7. Total: 24. Coach: Héctor Guerrero.   Substitutes: Juan Campion 3, Jerónimo del Carril 5, Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9.
England: George Hanbury 4, Charlie Hanbury 5, James Beim 7, James Harper 6. Total: 22..
Chile: Max Silva 5, Felipe Vercellino 5, Jaime García Huidobro 7, Matías Vial 6. Total: 23.

New Schedule of matches:
Saturday April 23
3.30 pm: Argentina vs England

Sunday April 24
3.30 pm: England vs Chile

Thursday, April 28
3.00 pm: Argentina vs Chile

Tickets will be on sale at the stadium on the day of the match.
Check online for schedule updates in case of rain.

42nd Buenos Aires International Book Fair

The 42nd Buenos Aires International Book Fair will take place from April 21st to May 9th, 2016 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Palermo. As every year, it will feature conferences, round-tables, talks with prestigious national and international intellectuals, book presentations, shows, activities for children and teenagers, events for specialists and publishing professionals, and book sales of literature in all languages.

The Fair is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world. It is considered one of the most important cultural and editorial events in Latin America, and a meeting point for authors, editors, book sellers, distributors, teachers, librarians, scientists, and over 1,200,000 readers from around the world.

One of the outstanding features of the Fair is the participation of internationally renowned authors. Some of the outstanding intellectuals that have confirmed their presence this year are:  Mario Vargas Llosa, Milena Busquets, Paolo Giordano, Sergio Ramírez, Carlos Franz, Rick Yancey, Gemma Lluch, Pablo Montoya, Piedad Bonnet, Andrés Neuman, Leonardo Patrignani, Laura Restrepo, Vicente Cervera Salinas, among others.

The special activities of the Fair this year include: a Book Reading Marathon; the International Poetry Festival; Story-telling; meetings with "booktoubers"; kids and youth sectors; tributes to Cervantes and Shakespeare; International Meeting dedicated to Jorge Luis Borges; free workshops; musical shows; book signing; among many others.

The guest city at the Fair this year will be Santiago de Compostela, with the presentation of more than 25 of its best authors and special activities.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center, Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Access through: Ave. Santa Fe 4201; Av Sarmiento 20704; Cerviño 4476

Dates: April 21st through May 9th, 2016

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entry fees:
Monday to Thursday: AR$ 50.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday: AR$ 70
3 Day pass: AR$ 100.
Children under 12, free

For further information, visit the 42nd International Buenos Aires Book Fair official website.

7th Edition of Buenos Aires Food Week


Buenos Aires Food Week, the bi-annual event in which the best restaurants in the city offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices, will be held again from April 11th to April 24th of 2016.

The goal of this Food Week is democratizing access to haute-cuisine, offering the general public the opportunity to learn about premium restaurants and taste unique dishes at attractive prices.

Each restaurant will offer a fixed three step menu (starter, main course and dessert) with a fixed price of $ 220 pesos for lunch and $ 350 pesos for dinner, not including drinks, service charge, and tip, + an optional donation in a sealed envelope to the charity organization Fundación Banco de Alimentos.

The restaurants participating in this edition are: Alo´s; Aldo's Restoran Vinoteca; Aramburu Bis; Bahia Madero; Bice; Blanch; BoBo Hotel; Brasserie Petanque; Captain Cook; Casa Cruz; Clo Clo; Club 31 (Buenos Aires Grand Hotel); Contraluz (Alvear Art Hotel); Dashi Palermo; El Burladero; El Quinto; Green Bamboo; Happening; Harturo; Il Materello; L'Adesso; La Brasserie (Plaza Hotel); La Cabaña; La Causa Nikkei; La Locanda; La Panadería de Pablo; La Rosa Nautica; Le Grill; Le Sud (Hotel Sofitel): Low 646; Mercado Central; Mizuki; Novecento Cañitas; Olaya; Paru Inkas Sushi & Grill; Plaza Grill (Plaza Hotel); Puerto Cristal; Puratierra; Ralph’s; Restaurant El Faro (Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires); Sagardi; Sipan Palermo; Sivela 465 (Mio Hotel); Sexto; Sorrento; Social Paraiso; Sottovoce; St. Regis (Park Tower Hotel); Terrazas del Virrey (Hotel Intercontinental); Trattoria Olivetti.

Furthermore many of these restaurants will offer a complimentary aperitif with Campari, Aperol, or Cinzano to each person that orders the Buenos Aires Food Week menu.

For a complete list of restaurants, menus and online reservations, visit Buenos Aires Food Week website.

Some restaurants offer lunch or dinner menu only. Check the conditions of participation of every restaurant before making a reservation.
If places are left available, people may also attend directly the restaurant of their choice.
Payments can be made in cash, debit card, or credit card at the end of the meal.

Tartan Day Celebration 2016



In an event organized by the Scottish Argentine Society and the City of Buenos Aires, the Scottish community in Argentina will be honored on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 celebrating the Scottish history and traditions with music, dance, crafts and typical products.

The event will start at 12 pm, with the opening of the Celtic and Nordic Fair on Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar, with stalls offering crafts and traditional food, such as fish and chips, sandwiches, cold cuts, cakes, and Scottish candy.

Program:

12:00 pm: Start of the Artisan Fair
12:30 pm: Opening Ceremony
1:15 pm: PARADE on Av. de Mayo
2:30 pm: Coronation Robert the Bruce (Peregrinus Albus)
2:45 pm: ARDO LILTAMOR – Renaissance Dance
3:05 pm: ALBA GU BRATH (Scottish country dances)
3:25 pm: NUNN (Celtic Folk music)
3:45 pm: SAOIRSE (Irish dance)
4:05 pm: SAPA Pipe Band (Pipes and Highland dance)
4:30 pm: Buenos Aires Tartan Army (Scottish dances, folk and pipes)
4:55 pm: CHARLIE, LAS MUJERES DEL 45 Y LOS JACOBITAS (Clan del Jabalí Rojo)
5:10 pm: FIR CHLIS (Scottish country dances)
5:30: HIGHLAND CHARGE
6:00 pm: Closing

Tartan Day is a worldwide celebration in which the Scottish descendants remember their cultural legacy, history and people.

In case of rain the event will be postponed to April 16th

Gallery Nights April 2016

Gallery Nights is the original circuit for art lovers around more than 30 art galleries, antique shops, museums and cultural centers, organized by the art magazine Arte al Día that takes place once a month between April and December each year.

The first edition of 2016 will be held on Thursday, April 7th, from 7 pm to 10 pm, in the neighborhoods of Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta in Buenos Aires.

In this edition Arroyo street will be closed to the traffic for a pedestrian access from Avenida 9 de Julio up to Esmeralda St. The meeting point will be at Sofitel Buenos Aires (Arroyo 841), from where at 7 pm a guided visit through the main exhibition spaces will be offered to all visitors. 

As always, there will be live music and free shows, and guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne or premium beers. Maps will be provided to the public so they can visit their favorite galleries and exhibitions at their own pace.

The traditional circuit of Gallery Nights covers from San Martín to Ayacucho and from Tucumán to Av. del Libertador. There is also a free transportation service with fixed stops and a constant route to get to all of the spots in the circuit.

This event is totally free of charge.

Maps, participating galleries and more information: Gallery Nights website.

BAFICI - 18th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

The eighteenth edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place from April 13th to April 24th, 2016, with a program that features more than 400 films from every continent and for all tastes and ages, including 81 world premieres. 

The Festival will be held on 27 different venues around the city, including: Village Recoleta and Caballito, Arte Multiplex Belgrano, Cultural San Martín, Malba, Planetario, Fundación Proa, Espacio INCAA Cine Gaumont; and the Amphitheater of de Parque Centenario and the terrace of Centro Cultural Recoleta, with free open air screenings.
The Teatro Colón will host the concert by the prestigious pianist and composer Michel Legrand, special guest of the Festival.
Centro Cultural Recoleta will be the main venue with exhibitions, book presentations, activities for children, and more.

The opening of the Festival will be on April 13th with Le fils de Joseph (France, 2016), by Eugène Green, The closing of the Festival will be with the film Miles ahead (USA, 2015), by Don Cheadle, a biopic on one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz.

Some of the Sections in the Festival include:

International Competition: includes 18 films from around the world, most of them world premieres.

Latin American Competition: 11 films from Chile, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Argentina, 6 of which are international premieres. 

Argentinian Competition: 16 films, all of them world premieres, including 12 operas primas.

Panorama: the biggest section in the Festival, organized in themes like Architecture, Arts, Passion, Gastronomy, Music

Little Bafici: In this edition, the Festival continues with the Baficito Section successfully inaugurated in 2009 with programming dedicated to kids, 

Focus and Homages: this edition of BAFICI receives many guests, including Rick Alverson and Bob Byington, and the legendary Peter Bogdanovich; Oscar winner Michel Legrand; Lewis Bennett, Daichi Saito Paulo Branco, among others.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via the Festival´s website, or in person at Village Recoleta, Vicente Lopez & Junin, from 10am to 8pm.
The price of the general admission is AR$35, and AR$25 for students and pensioners. 
At the Venues of BAFICI (except Fundación PROA), tickets will be on sale from April 13th. 
All the activities programmed at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario and Centro Cultural Recoleta are FREE, on a first come first served basis, subject to the capacity of every venue.

For more information, schedules and complete programs, visit BAFICI 2016 official website.

Malbec Week and Malbec World Day Celebrations 2016

Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17th every year. Wines of Argentina (WofA), the organization responsible for the image of Argentine wine worldwide,  selected Argentinean Cellars and the Government of the City or Buenos Aires have jointly created this year the "Malbec Week" ("La Semana del Malbec"), that will take place in Buenos Aires from April 4th to April 10th, 2016.

Several activities related to Malbec wine will be held throughout the week at different locations around the city. The main event and closing of the "Malbec Week" will take place on April 9th at Hipodromo de Palermo, on Av. Del Libertador 4101, opening Malbec World Day celebrations worldwide,  from noon until midnight. A day full of lectures, live shows, food trucks and more than 100 labels for tasting; Food trucks like Nómade, The Pick Market, Marcha & Sale, Parrilla Don Julio. Live music by Mamita Peyote, Gimme Da Beat, reggae bands and dj sets by Fabián Couto, Exe Bunge and Interaxxis,

In addition, more than 50 restaurants in the city will offer significant discounts for accompanying your meals with Malbec during the week.

On Friday, April 8, for the first Wineries´Night, selected wineries, in the city will remain open from 9 pm to 12 am, offering free tastings, live shows, and great promotions for the purchase of Malbec wines.

For more information and purchase of tickets for the Main Event, visit Malbec Week website.

For more information on International Events, visit Malbec World Day official website.

"Food of the World" Food Truck Festival April 2016


A special edition of the open air street food market, this time exclusively dedicated to the food of different countries in the world, will take place on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, from with free access to the public, in an area specially located at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, on Av. del Libertador & Av. Dorrego.

A gourmet festival with the participation of the best representatives of the local foodie scene in their food trucks, that will offer typical dishes from countries like Spain, Italy, Mexico, Greece, Japan, China, Syria, Peru, Germany, India, USA, Korea, Colombia, Bolivia, England, Brasil, France, Thailand, Argentina and many others.

The participating restaurants and cooks include, among others: La Mar, Donato de Santis, IL Ballo del Mattone, Santiago Giorgini, Yago Marquez, Don Julio, La Arepería, El Buen Sabor, María Felix, Food Truck Japon, Falafel & Co, Paraje Arévalo, Nómade, Elba Rodríguez, Cuccina Paradiso, Inés de los Santos, Zorrito Quintiero, Compañía de Chocolates, Logia, So Bagel, Mood Food, La Pianca, Bon Bouquet, Haru Sushi, Digs, Moros en la Costa.

The event will take place on Saturday at Night, from 7 pm to 2 am, and on Sunday as the regular day market, from 11 am to 6 pm.

In case of rain the event will be suspended.
Consult on Buenos Aires Market website for any other change of schedule.

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