The Films.Solutions team was invited to join the talented director Mauro Losa in Argentina for the production of "An Argentinean Dinner" because of our expertise, professionalism and efficiency in working in all kinds of locations and adapting quickly to all kinds of situations.

An Argentinean Dinner

After Canada, Dinner on the Farm continues its journey across the Atlantic, this time in the Southern Hemisphere. A new season to meet the five candidates of Swiss origin settled in Argentina. From arid steppes to the imposing glaciers of southern Patagonia, this Argentinean dinner travels from hacienda to hacienda to discover local flavours.

Dîner à la ferme en Argentine saison 1 (Dining at the Farm in Argentina)- Films.Solutions Case Study

SWISS REALITY TV SHOW FILMED ON LOCATION IN ARGENTINA

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After Canada, Dinner on the Farm continues its journey across the Atlantic, this time in the Southern Hemisphere. A new season to meet the five candidates of Swiss origin settled in Argentina. From arid steppes to the imposing glaciers of southern Patagonia, this Argentinean dinner travels from hacienda to hacienda to discover local flavours. According to the last census of 2013, Argentina counts nearly 15,800 Swiss, many of them evolving as farmers or pastoralists in former colonies built during the nineteenth century. These colonies named Helvetia, Grutli, extend in different provinces: Mendoza, Entre-Rios (Parana), Rio Negro, Neuquen, Santa Fe, etc. Since then, many families (especially Valaisannes, because more than half of the Swiss arrived in Argentina between 1850 and 1930 were Valaisans) and many Swiss peasants evolved out of the colonies from the border with Paraguay to the ends of the Earth of fire. The purpose of this series of 6 episodes of 52 minutes is to gather 5 Swiss families active in agriculture or livestock to follow their daily lives and enjoy, through successive visits of candidates in each “hacienda” or “ganaderia” the discovery of these Swiss terroirs and the local gastronomy specific to each of these provinces, while keeping a single thread: their “Swissness”!

Dinner at the Farm in Argentina Photo Gallery

Moment of nostalgia for Adriana and Carina Pralong. Through family photos, they rediscover the history of their ancestors and remember their Swiss cousins.

The Argentinian Dinner starts around a monument to the Valais emigration, the last Dutch-style mill still intact in Argentina, named after its builder, an emigré of Vex, Jean Forclaz.

The four guests of the first dinner – Christoph, Aldo, Pedro and Eduardo – will meet at the foot of this mill before returning home with their host, Carina, whose ancestors left the mountains of Valais for the banks of the Uruguay River. Carina and her family run a farm market in central Argentina.

Moment of nostalgia for Adriana and Carina Pralong. Through family photos, they rediscover the history of their ancestors and remember their Swiss cousins.

CHRISTOPH SCHAER The second stage of dinner in Argentina brings us to Patagonia. In an atmosphere of southern western, Christoph, gentleman farmer from the Emmental, raises his twelve thousand merino sheep on an area equivalent to twice that of the canton of Geneva. As an aperitif, he will treat his guests with breaded cutlets of Guanaco, the sylvester of the domesticated lama. And as a main dish you can taste one of the most popular dishes of Argentina: the authentic Patagonian sheep braised in a wood fire.

Christoph F Schaer loves the freedom that Patagonia offers him. But this region of southern Argentina has surprises and you have to be pioneers to make a living.

In Patagonia, it only rains 200 millilitres a year. Discover how Christoph Schaer goes about watering his sheep in this arid region.

ALDO CETTOUR During the third stage of the Argentinian Dinner, we will discover the green world of Aldo market gardening in his garden of San José. The guests will taste his artisanal sausages made in his artisan charcuterie according to the Valais tradition. As an appetizer, it will offer grilled meat, a fish from the Uruguay river of the catfish family, as a main course a rare commodity in Argentina, deer fillet and as a dessert a Dulce de leche cheesecake.

Welcome to Eduardo’s home in the tropical world of the province of Misiones. We will discover the secrets of the production of Mate, a stimulating infusion that is the Argentine national drink. Eduardo will offer his guests an aperitif as in the days of the pioneers: in a wood fire, in a clearing in the middle of the jungle, manioc bread and a pot with Guaranian Indian flavors. For dinner, they will enjoy a Paraguayan soup as a starter and a bream of the Paraná river as a dish. The dessert will be a Mate mousse.

PERITO MORENO FINAL The Perito Moreno Glacier is the natural theater of monumental nature, a vestige of the Ice Age. The regular thunders and crackles announcing the breaking of ice floes. The five competitors find themselves on the gangways of Glacier National Park and watch the spectacle fascinated. They then meet Manuella Maury in a centenary estancia for a last dinner in Patagonian gastronomy. They will then begin a journey to the origins of the world, in the heart of a subpolar nature completely devoid of any human presence where Manuella will award the price of this Dinner in Argentina 2019.

PEDRO ANTONINI The penultimate stage of the Argentinean Dinner brings us to the vast lands of the Ticino Pedro, Dean of the series, around Tandil in the province of Buenos Aires. On the menu, a turkey marinade with vegetables from the farm as starter. As a main dish, the real “asado” of beef and pork in slow cooking over a wood fire. As a dessert, Pedro and his wife Inès offer strawberry and fig pies from their garden.

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The Films.Solutions team was invited to join the talented director Mauro Losa in Argentina for the production of "An Argentinean Dinner" because of our expertise, professionalism and efficiency in working in all kinds of locations and adapting quickly to all kinds of situations.

An Argentinian dinner

Director Mauro Losa Produced by FrameVox for RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)

Cinematography: Richard Duquette, Patrick Mounoud. Samuel Brisson Datawrangling : Emilie Marchand Sound : Olivier Larue, Julien Lapzinski

Participants : Carina Pralong, Christoph Schaer, Aldo Cettour, Pedro Antonini et Eduardo de Coulon

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