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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 October 2014

This was excellent! Lots of fun and an excellent way to meet people. I did the wine tasting and the dinner component. Both are worth doing. Wine and food was beautiful. I would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Truly an amazing experience. We participated in the sommelier class in addition to the empanada making class and both were superb. In the sommelier class we had a very enthusiastic teacher and we made three delicious drinks that were paired with tasty appetizer treats. We also tested our noses for various scents that are often found in Argentinian wines. Argentina is not all Malbec! Other wines are made in the country. Then we went upstairs to a beautiful loft dining room for the empanada class and dinner. The class was boisterous and fun, we learned a lot about Argentinian culture. Information we could use on our trip. Very helpful! The empanadas were super delicious. The dinner..... Best steak I have ever had in my life! And we ate a lot of steak during our two-week trip in Argentina. We made our own alfajores for desert and learned how to traditionally drink mate tea. A very memorable, fun night. We loved it!

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