Buenos Aires is a dream city for foodies. From the tasty panaderías selling medialunas (croissants) to the fine dining restaurants serving Argentina's famous steaks, the minute you step foot in this city, you’ll be immersed in the sights and smells of Argentine gastronomy. To immerse yourself in the city's exciting culinary scene, join local guide Saul for this hands-on traditional Argentine cooking class in an intimate setting. Saul, a local expert chef, will invite you into his home as he shows you how to make some of his best recipes.
In this private class, you will prepare three traditional dishes, including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. As you learn how to prepare each classic dish, Saul will teach you the history of each recipe and cooking secrets only an Argentine would know. After a hands-on, dynamic cooking lesson, you will then get to enjoy the fruits of your labor and dine with your fellow classmates. Enjoy your creations paired with Argentina's famous Malbec. Bellies full, you'll finish the class with a whole new perspective on the Buenos Aires' famous gastronomy, all while learning about the city's culinary heritage.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations or have any dietary restrictions.
If you'd like to have your cooking class in the morning or additional tango class afterwards, contact email@example.com for a price quote, as your price may change.
Growing up in a small town in Argentina, I always loved watching my mother cook our most traditional dishes. Her culinary prowess, technique, and creativity was absolutely exceptional. I remember sitting in the kitchen watching her prep for dinner, dreaming of someday being a professional chef. At the time though, I was told that I shouldn’t dedicate my life to cooking, that I should go to university and enter a high power career like a doctor, engineer, or lawyer - anything but a cook.
I left my small town and moved to Buenos Aires to study economics. My first year living away from home, I lived in a small, shared apartment where I began to cook again, but nothing too serious. It wasn’t until I was 30 years old, working as a full time economist, that I decided to rededicate myself to this lost passion. I bought as many cookbooks that I could get my hands on, practiced whenever I had free time, and took various cooking courses, some of which I took with my oldest son, who was very young at the time! At 50 years old, I decided it was time to turn this passion into a career, so I stopped working as an economist and officially became a full-time chef, a career that I absolutely love and makes me so happy every day.
About six years ago, I started hosting my own cooking classes so that travelers could really learn the true meaning of authentic Argentine cuisine and the important role it plays on our culture. Yet, I didn’t want to just host any class. I wanted each lesson to be private, personalized, and unique. Rather than an large impersonal class, I love inviting my guests into my own home for an intimate, relaxed, and professional class, where they will get to prepare the food themselves in a fun and informative way. Not only has this job allowed me to play with food everyday, but it gives me a chance to truly connect with people over the bonding power of gastronomy.