The idea is to participate in creating a typical weekend family asado (local bbq) that Argentina is famous for, but for Buenos Aires travelers. Your guide would take your group (semi-private, no larger than 10 people) to the butcher shop, the bakery, and the wine store, all the while walking the cobblestone streets of Palermo Viejo - just like a local family would do. You then go back to a large private home (not a restaurant) and help prepare the asado. It is a first-hand experience of learning how to prep the meat, create the salad, build the fire with charcoal and wood, and all the while learning about the neighborhood (guests might want to jot down the different shops visited for some shopping later). The tour is an experience where guests can learn about asado customs, and learn more information about the city in a very relaxed atmosphere. And you would be eating a fantastic asado guided by the very capable hands of a master parrillero (local grill master). The tour would run from 10:30 am to about 2pm or 3pm.
Argentine Asado (BBQ)
Dried and aged artisan salami from Tandil; pickles, and cheese with a fernandito (Fernet and Coke)
There will be two salads: Potatoe & Egg Salad and a Spinach, Mango salad with caremalized pecans
It's the opening salvo of meat before the main course. We could have choriso, sweetbreads, matambrito, etc.
Picanha or Bife de Chorizo
This is the star of the show, Argentina's finest cuts of steak. We can have either cut depending on availability. Picanha is actually a Brazilian cut that is starting to gain popularity here.
Mate Quemado & Vigilantes
This is a unique way of drinking mate that not even many Argentines know and we pair it with a traditional Argentine dessert
My name is Frank Almeida and I have been living in Argentina since 1999. Back in 2001 I left the corporate world and took my first entrepreneurial steps. I helped start an organic preserves brand for export to the USA and I also started Sugar & Spice, Argentina’s first gourmet cookie brand.
Now I want to share Argentina's culinary secrets with visitors to Argentina with these tours.
I love to eat and I love to travel. Whenever I travel I look for unique food tours and experiences. I have camped out in the Peruvian rain forest and helped fish for piranha and spear cui (cuy) for dinner. I have also raced over three days and 100km from Chile to Argentina among three volcanoes. To help prepare for that trip I ran up table mountain while vacationing in South Africa.
I also ran a very popular chili cookoff in Buenos Aires (the first and only one of its kind) to raise funds for nonprofits. Now, I open up my home and share all the customs and secrets of what it is like to be invited to a typical weekend Argentina family Asado and I have also added a craft beer tour option.
Currently, there is a craft beer craze in Argentina, but there are few actual brew pubs that make their own beer on the premises. We invite you to explore an off-the-beaten-path residential neighborhood and discover a couple of unique brewpubs where you will be drinking with locals as opposed to drinking alongside throngs of tourists.
Mi nombre es Frank Almeida y vivo en Argentina desde 1999. Por el año 2001 decidí abandonar el mundo corporativo y di mis primeros pasos como empresario particular. Ayudé a formar una marca de conservas orgánicas para exportar a Estados Unidos y también lancé Sugar & Spice, primera marca de galletas gourmet de Argentina.
Ahora me gustaría compartir con todos unos de los secretos mejor guardados de Argentina con los tous de:
Craft Beer Adventure
Lenguajes que hablan:
Disfruta de las ciudades experimentando con actividades y enriquece tu vida.