Francis Mallmann in Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Francis Mallmann in Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Francis Mallmann in Estancia La Bamba de Areco: cycle in which Francis and some colleagues share recipes and stories.


The scenario at La Bamba de Areco

A group of friends, the most successful chefs from Argentina and Uruguay, living together for a week in an Estancia of the province of Buenos Aires where the group shared a living outdoors that allowed for a relaxed chat among colleagues.


Among the trees, with cows and horses in sight, everything is relaxed and in low motion, taking the time for a tour through the beautiful Estancia property.



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Estancia La Bamba de Areco


There, in front of the cameras, the most experienced country’s chef exchange recipes, talk about cooking and have experiences in common.
From that idea, the TV channel decided to produce a program which he entitled “Friends for cooking”.


Members of the Journey at the Estancia:

How to choose the members of the group: the producers put together a dream team of gastronomy: Francis Mallmann, Maru Botana, Fernando Trocca, Juliana López May, Paul Massey, Martin Pittaluga, Guzman Artagaveytia, Martin Arrieta, Vanina Chimeno, Lucia Soria Santiago Garat and Leonardo Azulay.


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Francis in action in the Estancia



Last week, lead by Francis, was concluded the recording of the cycle in Estancia La Bamba in San Antonio de Areco: cradle of the gaucho tradition, in the province of Buenos Aires.
Where local “asado”: beef cooked slowly on wood embers in some different ways is King, they got inspiration for their creative process of making new great simple recipes, and to recreate the old fashion typical dishes of la pampa in Argentina and Uruguay.


Filming idea for La Bamba de Areco:

The idea of Francis was to release this cycle that qualify as a “gastronomic docu-reality” on December performing a series of repetitions during the same month. “December and year-end celebrations are an excuse for this gathering of friends,” say the producers.



If you would like to book a Private Tour to experience this special environment in la pampa Argentina: Private tour to Estancia

Also check the typical gastronomy of San Antonio de Areco

Making a visit to an Argentine Estancia: Areco travel agency

There were many magical moments where the chefs remember anecdotes and experiences together, exchange recipes, to chat about cooking and cross ideas about their profession and passion.