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The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a taste of Argentina's local cuisine with this nteractive dining experience in Buenos Aires. Begin with a Malbec-based cocktail, then learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier and mixologist (if you choose the mixology option). Master the art of correctly closing empanadas before sitting down to a meal of authentic Argentine cuisine, paired with four boutique wines. Finish by learning how to prepare 'maté' paired with alfajores. Numbers limited to 14, ensuring a small-group experience.
  • Meet and eat with fellow foodie travelers from all over the world
  • Savor an authentic Argentine dinner, paired with four boutique wines
  • Eat the very best grade gaucho-raised beef available in Argentina
  • Learn to prepare your own maté drink and try alfajores

Sample Menu

Main

We offer a 5 course dinner!

What's Included

  • Empanada making class
  • Unlimited wine tasting
  • Meat tasting
  • Hand gesture class
  • Pre- Dessert
  • Mate and alfajores class
  • Mixology and aroma class (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Mixology and aroma class (if option not selected)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Fitz Roy 2110
    Fitz Roy 2110, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The restaurant is located in Fitz Roy 2110, next to the carwash!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This unique interactive dining experience starts with your arrival at the location, at which point you'll receive a Malbec wine-based cocktail and meet your fellow foodie travelers.

Suit up in an apron and chef hat, and then learn how to close traditional Argentine empanadas using different 'repulga' techniques. After, sit down to a dinner consisting of food from all four corners of the country, including bife de lomo, arguably Argentina's best steak. The food served varies, but might include famous culinary exports like chorizo and grilled provoleta cheese, and is paired expertly with four varietals of wine.

Finish by learning how to make your own mate, a traditional tea drink that has its own ritual, etiquette, and history, which you'll enjoy with alfajores, the typical Argentine dessert.

Mixology Option:

Enter the “aroma room” to test your olfactory senses, learning how to identify wine based on its smell with the guidance of a sommelier. Accompanied by gourmet appetizer pairings, you'll learn to create wine-based cocktails using red wine, white wine and rosé. Then, choose your favorite and mix yourself a large glass to take to dinner with you.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian and salmon options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Portuguese option only Fridays and Saturdays
  • Note: Experience will start one hour later on December 24, and 31.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Argentine Experience: Empanada Making, Steak, Wine, Alfajores and Mate?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Note that this is NOT a cooking class - it is a social gathering where you can learn a little about Argentinian culture along with 16 other tourists, in a lively environment with lots of wine.
Certainly worth enjoying a dip in the local culture, as well as the wine in copious amounts.
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A little hard to find but well worth the search!
Angel_E, Jul 2022
Smashing experience! Great food, great wine, and hugely entertaining! The staff here are warm, friendly, and hugely engaging! This is also an excellent experience for solo travelers. Would recommend this trip early on in your visit, as one of the highlights of the evening is hearing from other travelers about their favorite discoveries in BA. Both food and wine are top-notch and the dinner offers the chance to try Argentine appetizers you may not come across in the pizza/pasta-dominated restaurants of BA. Note there is no sign declaring the location of this event! If arriving by uber/taxi, it is located on a nondescript corner and you have to ring the bell to enter! Look at the photos on Google to familiarize yourself with the location (the tour description of being "next to the carwash" is useless by the time you arrive in the winter (the carwash is closed by dark and there is NO sign declaring the carwash location; look for the "La Barrera 1980" sign OPPOSITE the Osaka Restaurante (not the one beside it as there are two! Also directly behind you will be a MexiKiosco store if you standing on the right corner).
1 traveler found this review helpful
One of the best city experiences ever!
John_F, Jul 2022
We have been to over 40 countries and done dozens of tours and experiences. This was one of the best activities we have ever done in a city. The atmosphere was awesome, the staff was friendly and fun, and the food was amazing. You will get tons of food and wine- come prepared to feast!
A Boys Night Out!
John_H, Jul 2022
My son and I had a great time trying our hand in mixology and making empanadas the Argentine way! We were able to meet some wonderful people and enjoyed all of the staff that made this experience so special. If you’re looking for something fun and memorable to do on your trip to Argentina, we can’t recommend this place enough!
Definitely worth it
Jaime_A, Jul 2022
Fantastic experience, very well explained and organized. Entertaining while making it abundantly clear that you’re being spoiled with food and wine. 10/10
Excellent
Tonya_S, Jul 2022
The experience was super fun. We learned a lot and ate excellent food. The organizers were awesome as well as the other travelers at the table. I would highly recommend this experience as a must do when visiting Buenos Aires.
This is a “Must Do” when in Buenos Aires
Cinthia_K, Jul 2022
Excellent evening enjoying Argentinian gastronomy and culture in an congenial group setting. Our hosts taught us how to make empanadas, mate and alfajores, the life blood of Argentina.
Conversation and Great Food
Kathy_S, Jun 2022
Learning about the cuts of meat and degree of cooking: 'jugoso' vs ' al punto' as well as Argentine Asado traditions was fun. Tasting was even better. Great way to meet people!
Highly recommend
Ching_S, Jun 2022
Highly recommend. It was a lot of fun and the crowd was amazing!! The mixology class before the empanadas class was also a great experience!
Meeting like minded...
Kurt_S, Jun 2022
Meeting like minded people with great wine and great food. A true travelers paradise. It was so much fun and the hosts were excellent as well.
Great
Shauna_G, May 2022
Wonderful experience. Enjoyed everything. Planning to come back in March with friends. Can’t wait to return.
Amazing experience! the...
Laura_C, May 2022
Amazing experience! the mixology class is great, you get to try different cocktails and the dinner is amazing, unlimited wine and incredible food. 100% recommended!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Super excellent, the...
Annette_D, Apr 2022
Super excellent, the service was great, food and wine fabulous! The place was well set and a very friendly and comfortable environment!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great food, great wine, great hosts!
Donna_R, Apr 2022
Had a fantastic team of hosts who were so fun! Had a great time enjoying delicious food and wine, making empanadas and learning a lot about Argentinian culture and different popular phrases. Would definitely recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Argentina style
Debbie_R, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the company and all the fabulous food and wine. We are looking forward to all the recipes coming our way. Especially the wine cocktail recipes. I have already recommended this event to many,
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth Every Peso
William_W, Mar 2022
Excellent evening with some world-class gents that put a lot of effort into a delicious meal. Evening was both educational and fun. 10/10 would recommend.
Must do!
James_R, Mar 2022
This was an amazing time! So glad we did the mixology class first too. Pietro, Pamella, and Manu were great and really made our experience special. Would recommend this tour to anybody in Buenos Aires, no matter how long or short you’re here for!
We had an amazing evening...
Rachel_G, Feb 2022
We had an amazing evening at this experience! In addition to the delicious food and wine, we met great people and learned about Argentinian culture and traditions.
Everything I didn't know I needed!
Sean_C, Feb 2022
Amazing experience!! The wine cocktail making was a blast! The empanada class was awesome. Great food, great conversation! An awesome way to meet new people and learn of new places to visit. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Perfect way to spend an evening in BA
Kaja_S, Feb 2022
Perfect evening in buenos aires. Great food, exelent wine and good company. Just enough activities to make it fun, yet enough time to eat, drink and talk.
Amazing in every way !!
contact, Jan 2022
Amazing experience from start to finish. It was fun, interactive and delicious! Would highly recommend if you love food and drinks!
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