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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

Taste all of Argentina's local cuisine in Buenos Aires' original interactive dining experience. Learn how to make Argentina's most famous culinary exports: empanadas, alfajores from your guide and teacher during this full-evening workshop. Do a Malbec tasting, and make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier and mixologist if you choose the mixology option. Taste some of the best steak in Buenos Aires with an intimate group limited to 13 people.

Highlights

  • 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!

This unique interactive dining experience starts with your arrival at the location, at which point you will promptly suit up in an apron and chef's hat. The first thing you'll learn how to make is the traditional Argentine empanada, after which you'll face off with your intimate group of fellow diners in a empanada-making competition complete with prizes for the winners. Enjoy chorizo, grilled provoleta cheese, and warm bread with homemade chimichurri sauce and salsa criolla.

Food is important to this country's culture, and your two expert local guides will teach you how to order what is arguably Argentina's best steak, bife de lomo, in Spanish. While your guides continue to chat with your group about local culinary customs, dig in to your cooked-to-order steak accompanied by mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Alfajores are the typical dessert with an Argentine meal, and you'll learn to make your own with shortbread and dulce de leche (caramel.) Mate comes next, the traditional tea drink that has its own ritual, etiquette, and history. Wash everything down with unlimited local Malbec, and leave your evening an Argentinian cuisine connoisseur.

Mixology Option:
Enter the “aroma room” to test your olfactory senses, learning how to identify wines based on their smell with the guidance of a sommelier. Accompanied by gourmet appetizer pairings, learn to create wine-based cocktails using red wine, white wine and rosé.

Customer Reviews

aecureton23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The dinner was amazing. Also, the chefs/staff were brilliant. They were engaging and accommodating. It was fun to make empanadas and alajores. Also, the food was delicious. Finally, it was fun to meet travelers from all over the world. I would highly recommend this experience.

Sandra R. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great night...food wonderful, wine flowed copiously, hostess was fun, and the evening just great!!!! Would do it again!!!

Harold P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a great experience. Do not be fooled, this is not a cooking class, but a chance to experience Argentina food, culture and meet new friends. This is held in a private restaurant with about 20 guests and several hosts who make this a special evening. The Steak and wine was worth the cost. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Buenos Aires for the first time.

Harold P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a great experience. Do not be fooled, this is not a cooking class, but a chance to experience Argentina food, culture and meet new friends. This is held in a private restaurant with about 20 guests and several hosts who make this a special evening. The Steak and wine was worth the cost. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Buenos Aires for the first time.

John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Amazing - the entire event was outstanding - the staff, food, other dinner guests and introduction to Argentine culture. Best steak we had during our BA visit!! Would highly recommend it to all who visit BA!!!

Ronald W

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.

Gregory W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

outstanding

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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

Erik W

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.

Jan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fun to be involved in these activities.

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