10 People Maximum
Your very own Argentine asado!
The asado is an event when families and friends get together to share and experience the great food they have created. This is the complete essence of an Argentine asado: a cultural dining tradition handed down from generation to generation.
The Argentine asado represents a national identity and a unique culture with its own customs and rituals.
The Buenos Aires AsadoAdventure is an open invitation to become part of the family and experience creating an Argentinian asado. Our food tour is organized into small intimate groups of up to 10 people, where you will be guided through the cooking and social traditions of the Argentine asado.
We invite you into our private residence that used to be a bakery, built in 1898. We will get to know each other a little and start making the chimichurri before heading out.
We’ll buy our ingredients just like a local would go about organizing their own Argentine asado. You will also be getting a walking tour of the very hip and trendy Palermo Viejo neighborhood and enjoying some street art along the way.
Picada – We offer dried and aged artisan salami from Tandil, pickles, and some cheese with a Fernandito.
Salads – We serve our signature spinach, mango, and caramelized pecan salad. We will have seasonal variations as well.
Achuras – Grilled offal cuts are the opening salvo of meat before the main course, and we also serve provoleta (grilled provolone cheese with herbs and pepper).
Wine – Every great asado has wine. Therefore, we will purchase a bottle of wine per two people to share.
Main course – Delicious Argentine meat. We’ll go to the butcher, learn about the different cuts, and pick the ones that we like.
Dessert – Traditional Argentine desserts to discover and enjoy, followed by a round of mate, the famous herbal tea you drink through a metal straw.
Your Asado Experience Itinerary
Arrive at my private home to start the preparations for our lunch together.
10:30 AM - Introduction.
Arrive and we introduce each other while having a glass of water if you like. – Arrival and introductions
We light up the grill and begin making the chimichurri sauce.
11:30 AM - We go shopping...
We head out and visit the local plaza on our way to the butcher, baker, and wine shop. Along the way, we will stop to admire some of the local street art and introduce you to some neighborhood and Argentine history.
01:30 PM - Argentina’s unofficial national cocktail.
We are back at the house and we will have a picada waiting for us. I’ll explain what that is as I make your Fernandito.
02:15 PM - Time to Eat!
We put the salad together and head out to the table and the grill area. We look over the grill and see all the various cuts that are grilling and how to grill them and then we sit down to eat.
We should be done with lunch and dessert and we warmly say, “¡chau!”
This was my favorite activity we did in BA! Felt like such an organic, non-touristy experience. We were welcomed into Franky's super cool home in Palermo (awesome neighborhood!) where he sat with us for a bit and explained how we would spend the day. We learned about his…
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