Diego Jacquet talks Christmas in Argentina!

Whilst enjoying Aperitif hour at Zoilo – we grabbed a quick chat with Diego, and asked him about his best Argentinian Christmas traditions!


What are your childhood memories of Christmas?

Big family reunion, food cooked by my grandmother, always great! Lots of kids, games & presents!!!


What will you be having for Christmas lunch this year?

For us the most important date is Christmas Eve, I will be cooking for the family: slow grill while lamb with wild mint vinaigrette & sweetbreads. I will make my own pork chorizos to be served with cold potato, chives & mayo salad, & to finish with some wild berries, chopped basil, aguaribay (pink pepper) & ice cream… SIMPLE!


Sprouts : love them or hate them? Top tip for making them delicious

I used to hate them, now don’t love them but they are great! Best for me is potato, cabbage & sprout gratin!!!


What’s the traditional Christmas dessert in Argentina?

Is pretty hot there now, so would say fresh fruit salad, ice cream or some peaches in syrup with dulce de leche


Finally, will you be in the kitchen or do you get elbowed out by family & friends?

I’ll do the cooking!!!