Travel back in time to the glory days of Buenos Aires’s tango scene at a fantastic porteño dinner show. Enjoy the superb tango dances and music in a 1940s setting at the Porteño Theater, where Maurice Chevalier made his tango debut.
What to Expect
The words “tango” and “porteño” sum up the essence of Buenos Aires. To be born in the city is to be a “porteño,” while Buenos Aires is the undisputed city of tango.
In 1925 the French artist Maurice Chevalier made his debut in a small theater at 700 Corrientes Avenue, the now legendary Porteño Theater. In the same year the “Tango Porteño” was recorded by Carlos Gardel for the Odeón label, and a legend was born.
This evening dinner show recreates the unparalleled age of tango, just steps from the famous Obelisk. The setting is luxurious; a treasured Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie theater from bygone years, restored to the last detail in pure Art Deco style. The meticulous scenery and costumes at Tango Porteño transport you to the 1940s, when all of Buenos Aires was enthralled to the tango.
As you watch the stunning show, dine on a sumptuous menu that includes traditional Argentine criollo turnovers, filled with knife-cut Angus beef; bocconcini rolls filled with Parma ham; and gruyere au gratin country bread bruschetta. Feast on mains of grilled Angus baby beef with rustic potatoes and warm cherry tomatoes; chicken roullettes filled with tender spinach; carrot terrine and Lusignan cheese sheets in chañar honey reduction; lime oil lacquered Patagonian pink salmon; and black risotto with asparagus tip soufflé, to name but a few!
End with an assortment of traditional porteño desserts, including traditional homemade flan, dulce de batata (creamed sweet potato paste), and bittersweet chocolate mousse. And wash it all down with Malbec and Merlot wines, beer, sodas and coffee.
- Hotel transfers
- Full meal