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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Buenos Aires Dining Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate

Experience the best of Argentine culture and cuisine, and meet people from all over the world by participating in Buenos Aires' only interactive dining experience in the trendy Palermo Hollywood neighborhood. First, learn from the resident sommelier and mixologist how to make delicious wine-based cocktails. Then, you'll be taught the skills and techniques to prepare authentic foods that Argentina is known for: empanadas, ‘alfajores’ (sweet biscuits) and mate. During your experience, enjoy tastings of two contrasting limited production Malbec wines and learn about these culinary specialties from your guide, while enjoying what many say is the best steak in Buenos Aires. Numbers are limited to 13 people per guide, ensuring a more personalized dining experience.


  • Participate in Buenos Aires' first and only wine cocktail mixology class with white, rose and red wines
  • Learn how to make authentic Argentine empanadas and alfajores (sweet biscuits) with help of your expert guide
  • Taste, learn and drink as much as you like from two limited production boutique Malbec wines
  • Learn about the history and etiquette of mate drinking as you create and sample this iconic tea drink
  • Indulge in meal of grilled steak, mashed potatoes and vegetables

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What You Can Expect

Buenos Aires Dining Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate

Enjoy authentic Argentine dishes!

Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a novice, this small-group culinary dining experience in Buenos Aires promises to be fun and entertaining, giving you a unique glimpse into the country’s culture. Your two expert guides will enlighten you with local knowledge, such as the best cuisine in the city and local Argentine customs. So it is recommended that you participate in this dining experience at the beginning of your trip.

After suiting up with an apron and a chef's hat, you'll be taught how to make a traditional empanada. Then, use your imagination and take part in a creative empanada-making competition with fantastic prizes! You’ll also enjoy grilled provoleta (a variant of provolone cheese), sliced chorizo sausage, homemade chimichurri (savory sauce for grilled meat), warm bread and salsa criolla (sliced onions with herbs).

Learn how to order a juicy bife de lomo, some of Argentina’s best steak, in Spanish. Indulge in your cooked-to-order steak accompanied by velvety mashed potatoes and oven-roasted vegetables. For desert, you'll make your own alfajores, a sweet treat that combines a biscuit with dulce de leche (caramel), melted chocolate fondue and coconut shavings – a combination sure to delight your senses! During your meal, enjoy all you can drink Malbec wine.

You'll also learn about the history and etiquette of mate drinking, one of Argentina's national pastimes, as you prepare this tea drink from scratch with your group and taste the subtle flavors of your creation.

You’ll leave this dining experience feeling like a true Argentine food expert!

Mixology Option:
Test your senses in the "aroma room" and learn how to identify wine based on their scent. Then, learn from the resident sommelier and mixologist how to make, shake and create wine-based cocktails from white, rose and red wines. Enjoy gourmet appetizers paired with each cocktail and step into the mixologist's shoes to make your favorite cocktail.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a wonderful time, met some great people, Empanada making was fun and the food and wine capped off the evening. Would definitely recommend it to anyone touring Buenos Aires.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazingly interactive evening with great food and fun company.....a must do when visiting BAires

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time! The staff was funny and knowledgeable, the food and wine were wonderful, and we learned a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fun to be involved in these activities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Gray way to see the glacier, Perito Moreno. Transportation to and from the park was a breeze. Wish the tour guide had translated in English more frequently. But, it was still a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

MUST DO THIS ACTIVITY!!! I had such an amazing experience from the moment I walked through the door and was handed a welcome drink. The wine flowed all night and the laughs were endless. I loved all of the instructor interactions and learning about the Argentinian culture. They made the experience tons of fun and was truly the highlight of my 4 weeks in Buenos Aires. The only thing is that we semi-prepared the items and did not cook them ourselves. Just a heads up :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

FUN TIMES, WELL DONE, the crew did a great job !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The hosts were wonderful, personable, fun, and funny. The food was excellent, probably the best meal we had during our week long visit. And the wine flowed all night long. We even had a lesson on Argentinian hand gestures and expressions. This was the best thing we did while in BsAs. You need to go!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

FANTASTIC!!! My in-laws loved every minute, from experiencing the "mixology" class where we became "certified" :) bartenders per Fernando (but we called him El Stephan) to the empanada contest....just pure delight!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Must do for a cultural experience of a lifetime!

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