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.