My Beautiful Air’s Foodie Foto Tour
Over the past three years I’ve had the chance to try out some of the best tours in Buenos Aires. After seeing how the professionals do it, I decided to come up with my own tour, to share a few of my favorite Buenos Aires things with the world. My ideal tour includes the two essentials – Food and Art. Enter in the Foodie Foto Tour.
This tour gives you a taste of Buenos Aires’ best food and art. Buenos Aires is an emerging foodie destination, famed for other-worldly steaks, world-class red wines and superb street food. The heart of the art scene can be found in local neighborhoods, where the walls have become canvases of street artists and closed-door restaurants serve up secret dishes with a unique fusion of local produce and flavors. This trip is for the traveler who wants to leave with great photos and stories of epic meals.
Here is the itinerary:
Day 1: Wine Tasting
Spend your day shopping, visiting galleries or exploring the city, but get ready for an amazing wine tasting at 6pm in Palermo, in a gorgeous private tasting room. Your personal sommelier will strike the perfect balance of wine education, friendly conversation and generous pours. Taste five fantastic wines from boutique Argentine vineyards and learn the stories behind them, as well as the history of the wine industry in Argentina. The wines are paired with traditional foods to bring out the best flavors; chocolate, cheese, and even an empanada are served. Enjoy comparing tastes of the simultaneous pours!
Day 2: Street Art Tour & Closed-door Restaurant
The afternoon commences with the BA Street Art tour in Saavedra, where local and international street artists have converted a large park into an ever-changing canvas. Your guide will teach you about local and global trends in street art, while speaking about his friendships with the artists themselves, philosophical ponderings on the movement, current events and themes and trends. Learn about the artists themselves, what inspired them, and fascinating background stories behind this contemporary art form. The city is your museum, and the guide your engaging and knowledgeable docent. The tour lasts between two to three hours – wear your walking shoes.
That evening you will get to experience a different kind of local tradition at a closed-door restaurant. It’s like a dinner party for 16 where you eat at the chef’s home and share one big table with an interesting mix of locals and foreigners. Buenos Aires is a veritable meat-fest but tonight you will eat plants, make friends and be merry with a spicy flavorsome three course vegetarian meal. After each dinner the chef shares her recipes so you can attempt to recreate the meal and the menu changes fortnightly and takes in the natural bounty of food available in Argentina.
Day 3: Parrilla Tour
Day three prepare for the best steak the city has to offer! Meet your dining partners in Las Canitas for a walking tour of three different locations and three different courses. Try a choripan, Buenos Aires’s favorite street food, a traditional meat empanada at one of the city’s favorite secret spots before heading to a parrilla for a traditional Argentine asado experience. The guide shares inside knowledge of the cuisine and the traditions that have made Argentina’s beef so famous around the world. You might want to have a light breakfast today as this 4 hour food-fest needs an empty stomach to be fully appreciated.
Day 4: Photography Tour, Argentine Cooking Experience
Sleep in and prepare for an action packed Saturday afternoon. Meet the professional photographers from Foto Ruta at 2pm for an introduction to photography. Talk about your camera, your style and learn priceless tips on how to create the best photography. The guide will provide you with a set of clues and then you’ll go off exploring, looking for the clues and capturing great photo souveniers of the unforgettable sites of Buenos Aires. The tour concludes with a photo show over a glass of wine.
Saturday evening will be an adventure in Argentine cuisine. Don your apron and chef’s hat and learn how to make traditional empanadas. Try other traditional foods like provoleta and chorizo while you wait for your empanadas to cook. The main course is thick juicy steak, the kind that has made Argentina famous! Sip some Malbec wine and for dessert, create your own alfajor – a traditional Argentine dessert that is a must try! The evening finishes up with an explanation and tasting of the Argentine tea ritual: yerba mate.
There it is … everything you need to see and eat in Buenos Aires, with a little time to see the Casa Rosada and go shopping for leather items! The tour is hosted through Outtrippin. And in case you only have a long weekend in Buenos Aires – check out the 3 day version – perfect for a local’s vacation!