Argentina

Bienvenido / Welcome!

Argentina is a megadiverse country hosting one of the greatest ecosystem varieties in the world, from subtropical rainforest in the northeast, shared with Brazil and Paraguay, to desert and Andean culture shared with Bolivia and with the north of Chile in the northwest.  From the wine region and the fertile Pampas in the middle shared with Argentina's oriental neighbour Uruguay to the vast Patagonia and the gate to Antarctica in the far south, literally. 

Land of the gauchos and people with strange Spanish accent, yes, they speak Spanish with Italian accents.

Culture

Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration from France, United Kingdom, and Germany among others. Its cities are largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of American and European styles in fashion, architecture and design.

Food

Besides many of the pasta, sausage and dessert dishes common to continental Europe, Argentines enjoy a wide variety of Indigenous and Criollo creations, including empanadas, locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), humita and mate.

The country has the highest consumption of red meat in the world, traditionally prepared as asado, the Argentine barbecue. It is made with various types of meats, often including chorizo, sweetbread, chitterlings, and blood sausage.

Argentine wine, one of the world's finest, is an integral part of the local menu. Malbec, Torrontés, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay are some of the most sought-after varieties.

Menu

  • Lomito Sandwich
  • Empanadas
  • Pastalitos (deep fried filled sweet puff pastry) - Vegetarian/Dairy-free
  • Flan with dulce de leche
  • Pastafrola (sweet traditional pies) - Vegetarian
  • Alfajores with dulce de leche - Vegetarian
  • Choripan
  • Yerba Mate infusion - Vegan

Festival Sponsors

We couldn't do this without the generous support of our sponsors. If you're interested, we'd love to chat. We look forward to working with companies and organizations ready and excited to share their love for the community!

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