If anyone knows about meat in Latin America, it's the Argentinians. We also owe emigrants from the land of Tango a little praise for some of the best BBQ restaurants in Miami. If you are an enthusiastic carnivore & you love a good grilled steak with all your soul, this food festival in Doral Florida will satisfy your cravings.
The 2nd Argentinian Asado Roast Championship will take over Doral Park in Miami on December 7th, and this is one fest you'll want to mark your calendar for!
This year's event is a bigger and better sequel of the first championship held last year. The whole idea behind the event is to find out who is the BBQ master in the city — and you get to help them choose after trying unlimited samples of delicious meat from all the contestants. Now that sounds like a date.
The main courses will be meats served by the contestants. There will be 12 competitors in total, with each expected to roast 4 different meat cuts that are traditional to the Argentinian BBQ.
Norberto Spondaro, president of MIArgentina who organized the event, told Narcity that all the meat for the championship will be provided by sponsors, so tastings will be free while supplies last.
"There will be free samples of a variety of Argentinian food & beer, but the participating restaurants will also have food for sale, with additional food trucks on the premises as well," said Spondaro.
On every corner of the event, you will be seduced by the unmistakable aroma of roasted meat. You even get to see how a traditional Argentine barbecue is prepared outdoors.
If you are familiar with the South-American country's food (or even if you are not), you'll probably be excited to know there will also be traditional desserts like alfajores (caramel cookies), Havana, or Fredo ice cream for sale — and don't forget to get a choripan.
In total, 20 different Argentinian restaurants & more than 40 stands of traditional Argentinian products will be in attendance, including its famous wines. There will also be a musical show & a kid's zone for family-friendly fun.
Admission to the fest is only $5 & parking is free. The event gates will open at noon but we recommend to get there a little early to avoid the lines.
You're gonna want to bring your stretchiest pants for this mouthwatering & meaty food fest.
An overview of the Argentinian Asado Championship can be found below. If you're looking for more over the top foodie fests, check out The World's Largest Food Truck Rally coming to Clearwater or prepare yourself for a massive Free Chocolate Festival in Tampa next year.
Second Championship of Argentinian Asado
Price: Admission is $5. Samples are free from competitors, with additional food options available for purchase from vendors - including desserts & wine.
When: December 7th, Noon to 9 p.m.
Address: Doral Central Park — 3000 Northwest 87th Ave. Doral, Florida
Why You Need To Go: Eat unlimited samples of tender, mouthwatering Argentinian Asado and then vote for your favorite.