Having a yarn with two of our faves...check out that meat in the background, riquísimo!!! Come and see us @motuekasunday tomorrow until 1pm and then Sausage Fest @craftbeerdepot from 4pm! Hasta mañana!! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodfiredBBQ #charcoalBBQ #woodsmoke

Despite the weather we had a whole heap of fun serving our customers at the Pocket Park and Founders today! We're at it all weekend so make sure you pop on down for a bite to eat, a yarn and some fun with us! We will be at Raeward Fresh in Richmond tomorrow for lunch, and @motuekasunday on Sunday and then @craftbeerdepot in the afternoon for Sausage Fest - don't forget Sunday is a special day to celebrate all the amazing Dad's out there, come shout them some food from Viva La Vaca and let them know how special they are! Hasta pronto!! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodfiredBBQ #charcoalBBQ #woodsmoke #fathersday17

We're experimenting...can you guess what we're making?! These babies will slowly, over the period of 8-10 weeks turn into tasty salami (and shrink quite considerably). If they work we plan to try some different flavour combinations, and a dried spicy chorizo...perfect with cheese, in picada or on its own! How do you eat salami?! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodfiredBBQ #charcoalBBQ #woodsmoke

Breakfast (or brunch or lunch!) is ready for you to devour!! It's a beautiful sunny Father's Day, so come on down to the @motuekasunday market and shout your dad some delicious food to show him how much you love him, grab something for yourself at the same time and enjoy this fabulous nelson day!! Hasta pronto! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodfiredBBQ #charcoalBBQ #woodsmoke #fathersday

There's a birthday special going on in this house today, we have some scallops, roast pepper salad and some smoked eel with pickled shallots and horseradish cream....yummo! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodfiredBBQ #charcoalBBQ #woodsmoke

We've been building a new BBQ for this Sunday's Sausage Fest so we can keep up with demand...we're now burning it so that it's ready to go! Mmmm the smell of wood smoke is just divine!! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #woodsmoke #charcoalBBQ #woodfiredbbq

The day has dawned, there's a touch of blue sky, the sun is promising to break through but it's coooold!! It's the perfect day to seek out something tasty and warm for lunch to make your belly happy and put a smile on your face! We thought we'd help out with some delicioso slow cooker meat in the form of Pork Belly or Steak Argentino...so come down to the Pocket Park today and grab a bite to eat! Hasta pronto!! Photo credit: @d_hall_photography -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017

How do you like them ribs?! To celebrate the Aronui Dineout awards tomorrow night @craftbeerdepot we will be making some riqusimo braised beef short ribs paired with some charred carrots and horseradish cream...this is a dish not to be missed! We only have a limited number of portions so get in quick!! Hasta maana!! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #beefshortribs #ribs

Have you tried 'The Works'? It's a combination of everything good from our menu - your choice of Steak or Chorizo with grilled provolone cheese, caramelised onions, sundried tomatoes, greens and chimi churri all in a fresh ciabatta bun. It's a challenge to wrap your mouth around but you will be rewarded for your efforts with a mouth full of deliciousness!! Come and see us today at Raeward Fresh Richmond, this evening @craftbeerdepot or tomorrow @motuekasunday Markets! Hasta pronto! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017

The ribs are on for a nice slow cook, so they are melt-in-your-mouth good, ready for the celebration @craftbeerdepot this evening! I'm salivating at the smell!!! ----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #beefshortribs #ribs

Tasty home made treats from a beautiful friend - 3 different flavours of marmalade, including one with an uber smokey touch, and we all know that Viva La Vaca loves smokey tones with extra oomph!! What can we make with these babies?! Muchas gracias @wahinemaori!!! Can't wait to try em!! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #homemademarmalade

We're channeling the tropics today as it's a bit of a grim day outside...fires on and we're munching mango! What's your fave tropical fruit?

A little experiment that turned out absolutely delicious! This a gluten, dairy and refined sugar free raw chocolate cheesecake...and it actually tasted flipping amazing, despite being seemingly sans everything that makes decadent food delish!! We could be pulled towards the dark side...but only on occasion!! Have you tried this raw food craze? What's your fave recipe?! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #rawcheesecake #glutenfree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfreee #itactuallytastesreallygood

Today we celebrated Matias' 30th birthday by jumping out of a plane while the fabulous staff @skydiveabeltasman looked after our wee man! What an experience!!! Thank you Sky Dive Abel Tas, your staff are amazing - both on the ground and in the air! We will be back and next time we'll go higher!! If anyone is keen to jump, these guys are the operation to do it with - it's the only place in NZ where you can see both islands as you jump...and it's a pretty magic sight! ----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #skydiveabeltasman

When you just feel like something other than meat from the parilla!!! We had pan fried salmon with capers and a rocket, fennel, feta and almond salad for dinner tonight...what was on your menu?! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #salmon

We got given some beautiful locally grown Tahitian Limes (thank you @maramavineyard!!) so we decided to concoct a recipe...this is a lime, coconut and cacao raw cheesecake with a pecan and coconut crust (dairy, gluten and refined sugar free of course)...it tastes good but I was a big heavy handed on the lime, so might need to do another round to perfect the flavours...it's pretty yum though! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #rawcheesecake #dairyfree #refinedsugsrfree #Glutenfree

Lemon meringue pie goals!!! We are catering a private dinner party tonight and they requested a lemony desert...riqusimo!!-----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #privatedinnerparty #lemonmeringuepie

We have some deserts for the game tonight in case you're in need of a sweet treat! We have mini lemon meringue pies and Dulce de Leche tarts, in very limited numbers...so if you're coming to the Roller Derby tonight to support @sirensofsmash, come and grab a bite to eat and some desert! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017

What's your favourite accompaniment to our delicioso comida? Some chimi churri? Maybe a dash of chipotle aioli? Or are you a simple soul who sticks with some good old watties tomato sauce or just some salt and pepper? After a brief bout of family illness we will be back at Raeward Fresh Richmond tomorrow and @motuekasunday Market on Sunday! Hasta pronto!! Photo credit @d_hall_photography -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017

We are at Raeward fresh! Mates are on and we would love to tell you everything about it! Fire is on and asado is ready! We have some awesome beef sausages today that we serve with some alioli and coleslaw, packed full of flavour and Juuuuuuicy! Hasta pronto-----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017

A little gluten free goodness for desert tonight...bitter orange and almond cake, my fave! Sprinkled with some roasted pistachios for a bit of something extra...what's your fave gluten free desert?! -----#choripan #steakargentino #chimichurri #dulcedeleche #alfajores #vivalavacanz #loveatfirstbite #nelsonnz #theworks #chorizo #nelsonshines #Argentina #parrilla #charcoal #argentineanbbq #streetfood #nelsontasman #eventcatering #catering #streetfood #aronuidineoutawardwinner2017 #glutenfree #desert