- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Join your local host Gabriela in her apartment in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires for a traditional empanada cooking lesson. Over a welcome glass of wine or beer, enjoy a picada – a traditional Argentinian platter of cheeses, jams, and nuts – on Gabriela’s large balcony.
After your welcome beverage and snacks, you will join Gabriela for your hands-on cooking lesson. Learn how to best prepare the meat as Gabriela shares her secrets for how to perfect the empanada filling. You will learn to prepare three different fillings, which might include a chicken, onion and leek filling, a zucchini, onion and cheese filling, and the traditional Argentinian cheese and jam filling.
After you’ve finished cooking, enjoy your empanadas served alongside a fresh salad. End your meal with a dessert of chocotorta, a traditional Argentinian layered cake of chocolate, biscuits and dulce de leche, served with coffee if desired.
- Private empanada cooking class and meal with your host Gabriela
- Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meet Gabriela at her home
Gabriela first learned to cook from her aunt and grandparents. Gabriela grew up in Buenos Aires’s La Boca neighborhood, famous for its artist community, and her grandparents (also artists themselves!) sold pasta to all the artists of the neighborhood. A social person from a young age, Gabriela studied public translation and went on to work at Reuters for over two decades before she began to teach language (Portugese and English) to young children.
Gabriela is excited to share her passion for food and connection with travelers – she says that she loves cooking and loves to teach, and hosting is the perfect way to combine the two! Gabriela will also host some of her experiences with her close friend and neighbor, Patricia. Patricia is a former co-worker of Gabriela's from Reuters who studied arts, and enjoys good food and meeting new people. Patricia will be assisting with drinks for the experience, including a welcome spritz, wine and a homemade tea blend she creates herself.
Gabriela can also teach you the process of making dough for a small sample of the empanadas. However, because you’ll be making close to 50 empanadas, Gabriela will also use some dough she has purchased from her local grocer to complete the rest. Please note that the cooking portion of your experience will take place on Gabriela’s dining table, as she has a small kitchen.
Please note: People typically eat quite late in Argentina! Dinner is traditionally served around 10pm. If you prefer an earlier start time please ask Gabriela while making your reservation. Also please note that Gabriela's apartment is on the 7th floor; there is an old-fashioned small elevator you will take to reach the floor. If you are interested in booking an experience with a larger group, Gabriela may be able to accommodate you at her friend's nearby apartment which is slightly larger. Please indicate this during your booking.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Menu may vary depending on the season
- If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Private, personalized experience
- Please note that the price of your experience includes alcohol
- Please also note that the cooking portion of your experience will take place on Gabriela’s dining table, as she has a small kitchen.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.