Do you want to know a secret? Buenos Aires Food Week actually lasts for two weeks. Now, if only it could be for a month!
In any case, Buenos Aires Food Week is a great excuse to try new restaurants in Buenos Aires without breaking the bank. This celebration of fine dining and restaurant-going in Argentina’s capital lasts for two weeks every April and September.
The biannual restaurant lineup changes, but all the participating restaurants put on a good show, offering fixed-price three-course lunch and dinner menus at a discount. The menus all include an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. For each food course, you typically have three items from which to choose.
Some restaurants also include a welcome drink.
Dinner time at Green Bamboo — Photo courtesy of TESS Worldwide
The places are typically some of Buenos Aires’ highest rated upmarket restaurants. For that reason, a whole Buenos Aires Food Week menu might very well cost the same price as a single dish on a normal night.
The drawback to the set menu is having less options, but Buenos Aires Food Week makes for a great introduction to what a restaurant has to offer. If you like what you see, don’t be a stranger.
At Buenos Aires Food Week, you might expect to see restaurants like Osaka, Green Bamboo, Brasserie Petanque, Blanch, Sagardi, Mercado Central, Club 31 and Le Grill.
Beautiful and sleek, Osaka is a Peruvian/Japanese fusion restaurant that is often considered Buenos Aires’ best restaurant. For Buenos Aires Food Week at Osaka, you could be served salmon slices bathed in sweet passion fruit sauce, served with watercress and strips of phyllo pastry as an appetizer.
For a main course, maybe they'll offer you chicken and vegetables in Thai-style red curry with peanuts and coconut milk. And for dessert, try shots made with a reduction of evaporated milk and condensed milk scented with lemongrass, Pisco merengue and Chinese cinnamon, served with chicha morada sorbet.
Blanch is a cool but welcoming restaurant, now located in Palermo. You will be at home there in no time. For Buenos Aires Food Week at Blanch, you might eat pork meatballs and crab cakes as an appetizer, served with an aperitif made with Aperol, sparkling wine and soda. For a main course, lamb with spices and poached eggs could be the thing. And for dessert, chocolate cake would be a treat.
Ready to book? You can make reservations close to the time of the next event online at BAFoodWeek.com or by phone.