Reluctantly DH accompanied me to the Feria. When we arrived at the entrance to El Dorrego my stomach dropped. All I could think of was: ELF/DOUG......where are you when I need you???
There were Soooooooooooooooo many people, I lost my enthusiasm. However DH and I looked at one another, paid the 30 peso entrance fee each and said "What the heck" we are here. If Elf/Doug were there, he'd hold my hand and gently lead the way.
There is NO doubt that the BRAINS of this first event calculated brilliantly. It was a huge success. People from every walk of life.
The center of Masticar was the MERCADO. Whether it be olive oil/olives, meats,cheeses,veggies,fruits cold cuts ,bread,jams,sweets,etc...they were all there for purchase. I really do not know HOW much was purchased, but attendees were knee deep at each vendor.
The food stations for eating had lines that never seemed to end. If you purchased food, then you had to fight for a place to eat it. Desserts looked very appealing.......sandwiches,pasta,etc did not.
Want to attend a cooking class? get on line!
Admittedly, we arrived at around 6PM on a Saturday. I would think the best time to have arrived, would have been at noon opening. Who knows?
The best part of DH's time there was when a 3 yr. old girl came up to him and massaged his bald head!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We "supported the economy", left with 4 new shopping bags...took the bus back to Palermo Botanico and had a fabulous dinner at La Josephina on Lafinur.
Remember this: There will be many more Feria Masticar's in the years to come. The marketing is stupendous and correct.
If anyone else was there........input please. I'm not whining. Huge crowds are not my thing anymore. It was obvious that many were enjoying themselves.