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Sabor and Festivities: Jakarta’s Argentine Day Celebration

Sabor and Festivities: Jakarta’s Argentine Day Celebration

FoodieS Team
16 December 2023

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Celebrating Argentine products, gastronomy, tourism, and culture, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Indonesia hosted Argentine Day at Sudestada Jakarta.

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On Thursday, November 30, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Indonesia hosted Argentine Day at Sudestada Jakarta. The event was designed to showcase Argentine products, gastronomy, tourism, and culture and was attended by over a hundred guests from the wine industry, restaurants, hotels, and specialized media.

Argentina has a vibrant culture and offers a wide array of charms to satisfy every palate and attract all kinds of adventurous spirits. From its captivating yet complex wines, including the world-renowned Malbec, to its rich gastronomy, which includes not only pastries and seafood but also its signature dish, asado, the preparation of beef and steak, which is grilled until it is cooked to perfection.

Guests were also delighted with the Argentine traditional drink, mate, an infusion very much like tea that you can drink both from a mug or in the way it is consumed in Argentina, with a metal straw from a small receptacle also called mate. During the event, guests learned the correct way of preparing mate and enjoyed its invigorating properties while pairing it with Argentine sweets like alfajores, or delicious cakes made from Argentine fruits that are available in the Indonesian market.

But food and beverages were not the only things present at the Argentine Day. Guests attending the event were also able to admire projections of Argentina’s landscapes, from the southern region of Patagonia, home of the Perito Moreno Glacier, all the way up to the North of the country, where travelers can find both the dry mountains and deserts of the Northwest as well as the overwhelming Iguazú Falls.

Last but not least, guests were entertained by exhibitions of the famous Argentine culture, like a modern version of tango music and football performances, to celebrate Argentina’s upcoming anniversary of winning the World Cup.

As H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Coppa from Argentina said during his remarks to the public, the event was a special occasion that brought Argentina a little closer and offered a taste of the country’s unique appeal so everyone can enjoy it, even so far away here in Indonesia.

All in all, Argentine Day was the perfect setup to discover new and fascinating flavors and sensations of all kinds, enjoying the many products Argentina is already offering in the local market, and giving a taste of some others that hopefully will be available in the Indonesian market anytime soon, all that in a warm and cheerful ambiance that only an evening among friends can provide.

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