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Enjoy a Private Empanada Cooking Lesson with a Local in her Belgrano Home

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US$ 78.00
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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet Gabriela at her home
    • Private empanada cooking class and meal with your host Gabriela
    • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Four of spent a wonderful evening with Gabriela and Patricia learning the tricks of making empanadas. We were greeted with a nice beverage and after some socialization, headed to the kitchen. Great fun! We must have been successful as we really enjoyed our resulting dinner....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Supernop
    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    I am SO happy I found this class with Gabriela and her friend Patricia! My mom was visiting me in Buenos Aires and I was looking to book her some fun things to do during the day while I had to work. She was on...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank cgarrison13
    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    Gabi and Patricia were amazing hosts and great company. The class is fun and hands on with a great chance to understand more about Argentine food, wine and culture. As a frequent visitor to BA this was one of the best activities I have done...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank S6273LHdavidy
    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    Our hostess and teacher, Gabriella, showed us how to cook several types of really tasty empanadas and how to form five (that’s what I remember - maybe it was more) shapes of shells with different dough folding and pinching techniques. The pumpkin and cheese were...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Jon A
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    • Duration: 4h
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