The capital of Argentina is a Latin American/European hybrid like no other city on this earth. Buenos Aires' rich culture is exemplified in its neoclassical and baroque architecture, the cobbled streets of its old neighborhoods, and the visceral passion of the city's Porteño soccer fans. Get the best of this concrete jungle on a 5-day tour which explores the city and indulges in its rising food scene, not to mention allows time for tango dancing and horseback riding with real gaucho cowboys.
Hosted in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo, guests at this unique "dinner party" share a table while enjoying/preparing gourmet food and the country's famous wine, such as the Malbec varietal. Professional hosts explain the uniqueness of Argentine culture and how it reveals itself in the nation's food.
The evening begins by preparing three different kinds of wine cocktails as well as some delicious tapas to pair with them. The hosts instruct guests how to seal empanada dough using the traditional repulgue folding technique, and how to make alfajores (delicious Argentine cookies) from scratch. Guests even learn how to prepare maté, an herbal tea that is the lifeblood of the country. Of course, throughout the evening, there will be ample opportunity to try different boutique wines from the house cellar. At the end of the night, all the guests will have enough culinary knowledge and experience to practically be considered honorary Argentines!
Tours that Include Buenos Aires Culinary Experience
With this Argentine itinerary, you'll get to know Buenos Aires and Patagonia in one 10-day trip. Start in the capital city with tango and a cooking workshop before heading south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem. Go whale watching, snorkel with sea lions, and spot penguins before heading back to Buenos Aires.
This itinerary is ideal for those interested in getting the full Buenos Aires experience while also discovering the famed natural wonders of Argentine Patagonia. Begin in the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, where you'll bask in the sights and tastes of the city while enjoying your city tour, cooking class, and tango show. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its diverse ecosystem featuring many unique birds and marine mammals, like whales and penguins. Here, you'll enjoy whale watching and snorkeling with sea lions and penguins before heading back to Buenos Aires where you'll learn all about gaucho (cowboy) culture on a working Argentine estancia (ranch).