It’s time to spring forward! A change in weather means a change of atmosphere at FRESH, and in March, we step into the culture of Argentina!
Every year, FRESH celebrates Global Flavors and features a different country to showcase throughout the store. This 9-day event allows Freshies to experience Argentinian traditions without the expense of traveling! The best of Argentina can be found in all FRESH departments, and along with good food comes good fun.
Global Flavors Argentina will begin on Friday, March 14 on the Back Patio with some wine sampling. Tasting Argentinian wines on the patio is more enjoyable when music is in the background, so Tyler’s very own The Magills will be kicking off Global Flavors from 6-9PM.
Now, what better way to celebrate Global Flavors than with a live cooking demonstration from FRESH’s very own Marc Mendez! On Saturday, March 15from 12:30-2PM, Chef Marc will teach you how to make signature Argentinian samples in the Taste Kitchen. We encourage you to stay for a little while because FRESH Tango 101 follows shortly after. If you’re not aware, Argentina is well-known for Tango, their staple ballroom dance. FRESH will imitate a ballroom-like setting and will have partners Alba Menoni and Ronald Hollins teach you a step or two. This event is from 4:30-6PM, followed by live music on the Back Patio provided by Señor Gringo.
As if tasting appetizers is not enough, on Sunday, March 16 from 2:30-4PM, a grill-off will occur on the Back Patio. FRESH Chef Michael Brady will battle it out with Guest Chef Carlos Villapudua of Villa Montez. Their task is to come up with their own signature sauce for grilled steaks, so come enjoy the fun!
We will end Global Flavors with Pizza and Wine Pizzazz on Saturday, March 22 from 3-5PM. Guest Chefs Christine Gardner and Simon Webster will educate you on authentic Argentinian pizzas and guide you on how to make your own pizza dough. Pizza and wine go hand-in-hand, so we will have Certified Wine Specialist Bert Hosea here showcasing a variety of Malbecs. This event will be located on the Back Patio.
We encourage you to dance your way through Global Flavors-Argentina at FRESH. We hope to see each and every one of you Freshies take delight in the wonders of Argentinian cuisine.