Foodie Tour to Estancia and San Antonio de Areco

Foodie Tour to Estancia and San Antonio de Areco

 

Foodie experience in San Antonio de Areco Town

Locro as a Foodie Tour to Estancia

 

There is no special restaurant in San Antonio de Areco where you can find these dishes since all of the restaurants and bars and coffee shops have at least a couple of these marvelous recipes.

Some of the typical foods you can find in a Foodie Tour to Estancia are:

  • Locro
  • Chorizos
  • Asado
  • Empanadas
  • Puchero criollo
  • Guiso
  • Provoleta
  • Picada criolla
  • Pastelitos criollos
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Alfajores
  • Pastafrola

 

Foodie Tour to San Antonio de Areco Town & Estancia alfajores estancia buenos aires

The sweet alfajores

 

These are some of the typical dishes from the Pampas.

Locro, Puchero and Guiso are some dishes that have similar main ingredients: beef, beans and vegetables.

 

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“La picada”

 

The Asado that you can enjoy in Foodie Tour to Estancia and San Antonio de Areco is the most popular dish in Argentina, the one that represents our country and is simply beef cooked on the grill or, as we call it, “parrilla”.

 

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Pork “matambre” in the menu of the Foodie Tour to Estancia

 

Empanadas are small pieces of dough filled with beef and then fried or cooked in the oven.

 

Provoleta is a type of cheese, cooked in the grill and covered in different spices.

 

And Picada criolla is a snack which consists in a big tray with many small portions of salami, cheese, cooked ham and raw ham, sausages, olives, peanuts, pickles, potato chips and bread.

 

And for people with a sweet tooth, there are also heaven-like desserts such as the pastelitos criollos, which is a piece of dough filled with quince jam and then fried or the Pastafrola, which is a cake filled with the same jam.

All of these great sweets in Argentina should be taken with the national drink created by the gauchos in Buenos Aires: The mate tea, the most important company for a Argentine during breakfast or during all day long.

 

But, the star in these sweet recipes is the Dulce de Leche, a delicious jam made out of milk, sugar and vanilla. More about alfajores.

 

Literally any recipe that has dulce de leche as an ingredient will be spectacular: people often make pancakes filled with this, or ice cream, or the typical Alfajor, which consists of two cookies, filled in the middle with dulce de leche and then covered in chocolate – a winner!

 

San Antonio de Areco Town & Estancia

Preparation of the asado

 

Briefly: Foodie Tour to Estancia and San Antonio de Areco is the gaucho town (in the province of Buenos Aires) that gathers all of these typical foods in almost all of the towns’ restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

 

It´s a perfect opportunity to try the typical foods people living in the Pampas have been cooking for the last centuries and have perfected through the years.

 

A delight to the palate!

 

For booking the most Real gauchos Tour Buenos Aires Areco Estancia

 

Foodie Tour to San Antonio de Areco Town & Estancia : Contact for Tour Estancia San Antonio de Areco

Author: Guillermo Gonzalez Guereno

Estancia El Ombu de Areco

Estancia El Ombu de Areco

Estancia El Ombu de Areco :Just 120km away from the city of Buenos Aires in San Antonio de Areco district, the General Pablo Riccheri bought this property in 1870, and then transformed it into a working ranch and then the years later finished the construction of the main house, with its italian style villa architecture, for his family.

 

History of the Estancia

President Julio Roca appointed Riccheri Army Chief of Staff, and on July 13, 1900, citing his “intelligent furor and single-minded dedication to our military procurement needs,” President Roca named him the nation’s War Minister. His tenure was marked by ongoing efforts to modernize the Argentina Armed Forces.

 

In 1910 was promoted to the rank of Major General. Riccheri believed the military should remain a disinterested party in Argentina politics. He nevertheless lent his support in 1909 to UCR leader Hipólito Yrigoyen’s call for universal male suffrage and the secret ballot.

 

tour gauchos horseback

 

Many years later the Estancia El Ombú was sold to Robert Dowdall: an expert (English origins) criollo horses breeder (you can buy his book “Criando Criollos”)

 

In 1934 Eva and Cristina´s grandfather, Enrique Boelcke, bought this Estancia property of 300 hectares. It is still, as it was then, used for arable farming and raising cattle, which allows the visitor to also experience these activities.

 

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At the Estancia el ombu de areco

 

Nowadays part of the Estancia is populated with near 350 Aberdeen Angus cows, approximately 80 criollo horses, few sheeps a some other farm animals managed by the gauchos.

 

In 1993 the Estancia was adapted to receive tourists looking for an authentic gaucho experience in the Buenos Aires pampa.

 

The San Antonio de Areco River runs within two kilometres of the house and can be reached by walking through a wild landscape of tall grass and mixed woodland.

 

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Horseback riding at the Estancia

 

Overhead you will see caranchos, chimangos, barn owls, herons and many other native birds of the Pampas.

 

Architecture of Estancia el Ombu de Areco

The porch surrounding the Estancia house is absolutely beautiful with an abundance of climbing plants, columns, big heavy wooden doors and a light airy atmosphere. Flowers and more flowers surround the two swimming pools.

 

Some of the bedrooms overlook the refreshing water. The bathrooms are in perfect condition and full of dainty details.

 

asado barbecue in the estancia el ombu de areco

Barbecue at the estancia el ombu de areco

 

Eva is an agricultural engineer, but for the last more than 20 years she is devoted also to this hospitality activity of the estancia receiving visitors in a full day tour.

 

Learn more about the program of a real gaucho experience

 

You can book a Full day tour to San Antonio de Areco town with a visit to the gaucho Estancia  by clicking here

 

This Buenos Aires gaucho tour program includes:

– Transfer from Buenos Aires picking you up in your apartment or hotel
– Tickets for the Workshop/gaucho Museum in San Antonio de Areco town
– Bilingual local Tour guide (Argentine)
– All the food and drinks mentioned are included
– Horseback ride or if you prefer a carriage ride with the company of the gauchos: How is the horseback riding in the Estancia

If you prefer to take a Tour focused in the Colonial Architecture of the gaucho town

Mas información en Español sobre las Estancias: Las Estancias

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : the reality cooking show

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : the reality cooking show

Masterchef in Estancia el Ombu : In 2015, John Torode present Argentina as part of the BBC Two series A Cook Abroad, looking specifically at the country’s production, cooking and consumption of beef.

 

Focus of the episode

The episode explored the history and culture behind Argentina’s great beef production and included John joining a group of gauchos on a working livestock ranch, before ending at a restaurant in Mendoza where cooking beef has become an art form.

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Typical beef restaurant in Argentina

Typical beef restaurant in Argentina

 

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MasterChef judge and meat connoisseur John Torode fulfils a lifelong ambition to go to Argentina, where eating beef is a national obsession.

 

Arriving to the Estancia

After savouring the street food from the barbecues, or ‘asados’, in Buenos Aires, John embarks on an epic road trip to Masterchef in Estancia El Ombu that takes him across the vast pastures of the pampas to Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes. His mission – to find the best piece of steak in the world and the best way to cook it.

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John Torode from Masterchef program asking for the Argentine recipe in Estancia Tour

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Along the way, John discovers that modern industrial farming has changed the landscape of the legendary pampas and threatened a way of life unchanged for centuries.

 

In order to learn the traditional ways of rearing cattle, he goes native with the gauchos on a working estancia and experiences one of the most authentic barbecues he’s ever had:

 

If you would like to recreate in some way this masterchef in estancia el ombu experience you can book this Full Day Tour departing daily from Buenos Aires: Asado and Estancia Tour in Areco

 

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Back on the road, when John stops at a truckers’ cafe to have lunch, he has an epiphany. He grasps the secret of cooking with fire.

 

His final destination is a fabled restaurant in Mendoza, where cooking beef has become an art form. It’s here, among the restaurant’s seven fires, that John learns his final lesson.

More about travelling through the Pampas and argentine food en Español: The Gaucho Experience

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Barbecue at the Estancia

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About the Masterchef in Estancia El Ombu

John Douglas Torode (born 23 July 1965) is an Australian celebrity chef.

 

He moved to the UK in the 1990s and began working at Conran Group’s restaurants. After first appearing on television on ITV1’s This Morning, he started presenting a revamped MasterChef on BBC One in 2005.

He is a restaurateur; former owner of the Luxe and a second restaurant, Smiths of Smithfield. He has written a number of cookbooks.

An easy way to reach San Antonio de Areco in a regular bus: “Arecobus

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu episode was filmed this year 2016 in Estancia El Ombu de Areco Province of Buenos Aires.

 

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

Gauchos and Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

 

Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor, offering the opportunity for Rehn to choose a husband among 25 bachelors.

 

Horses at the Bachelorette

Horses at the Bachelorette

 

The 2004 season of The Bachelorette again took a runner-up from the previous season of The Bachelor. After last airing on February 28, 2005, the series returned to ABC during the spring of 2008, following an absence of three years.

 

History of the Bachelorette

All of the rules are adopted from its parent show, The Bachelor. The series revolves around a single bachelorette (deemed eligible), who is usually a reject from the previous Bachelor season, and a pool of romantic interests (typically 25; 30 in season 5), which could include a potential husband for the bachelorette. The format is the same as the parent show.

 

Unlike The Bachelor, one of two male suitors proposes to the bachelorette for the final selection. The Bachelor does not, however, always propose at the end of the show. At the end of Juan Pablo’s season, he decided to “choose” a girl to keep spending time with, but evidently was not ready for a proposal. A proposal at the end of the show is not always guaranteed. It is up to the bachelor/bachelorette to decide that.

 

Gauchos meeting Bachelorette

Gauchos meeting Bachelorette

 

 

This year 2016 it was the Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu episode in Argentina and they came to the Estancia Tour:

 

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Alex’s gaucho outfit:
Honestly, though, poor Alex. Our last image of him on this show will be dressed like a clown. He literally looked like a clown when they put him in the gaucho (Argentine cowboy) outfit to go horseback riding.

 

I couldn’t stop picturing him with his face painted white and a red nose. JoJo said “he actually looks really good,” but she was just being polite.
She also said “you are a cute little gaucho,” and that was the moment I knew for certain Alex was toast.

 

 

More about the Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

 

Alex gets the first one-on-one date this week, and it is perfect timing if he is to convince JoJo to come meet his family. The two spend the day picnicking and horseback riding and even witnessing horse whispering, a time-honored tradition between the gaucho and his horse, in this bachelorette estancia episode.

Alex is ready to open up and admit his true feelings to JoJo for the first time. But will it be enough to greet her in his hometown? Unfortunately, no. JoJo knows Alex isn’t the one for her and sends him home before the rose ceremony.

 

 

Bachelorette in Estancia El Ombu

THE BACHELORETTE – “Episode 1207” – The drama of Buenos Aires is behind JoJo, but she still must determine which four men will have the chance to take her home to meet their families. So it is on to the countryside, steeped in Argentinian gaucho culture. There is a crucial date for Alex, who charms JoJo on a romantic day of picnicking and horseback riding. A private jet whisks Jordan and JoJo away for a tryst at an Argentinian vineyard to make wine, but later, he shares a stunning revelation which changes how JoJo feels about him. Bad weather cancels plans for a group date, but Robby, Chase and James Taylor still have a blast as the only date rose this week is up for grabs. Finally, Luke and JoJo share time horseback riding and skeet shooting, and his gentle way only makes her choice more difficult. JoJo faces a difficult emotional decision at a critical rose ceremony, as she looks to join the final four men in their hometowns, on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JULY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Veronica Gambini) ALEX, JOJO FLETCHER