Together with your bon appétit Culinary Center Chef, you’ll explore the colorful and dynamic San Telmo market followed by a cooking lesson with local chefs at the famed Havana Café: The Argentine Experience.
Meet your Culinary Center Chef in the culinary center for an overview of the tour and of Argentinean cuisine. The board the coach for a short trip across Buenos Aires town to the famous local market; San Telmo. Savor the flavors of Buenos Aires by browsing a fresh market, sampling local delicacies, and participating in a cooking class that reveals how to prepare some of the city’s famed dishes.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, San Telmo boasts a thriving culinary scene, with many of the restaurants purchasing ingredients from the San Telmo Market. Wandering through the market’s labyrinthine aisles, you will be mesmerized by the endless stands of garden-fresh produce, exotic spices and strings of plump chorizo. You’ll have free time to wander the market and perhaps do a tasting or two of some of the local specialties, such a codfish fritters.
You’ll re-board the coach for a trip to the nearby Havana Café, you will be treated to a tasting of Argentinean delicacies and perhaps enjoy an “alfajore” pastry. It’s an enlightening introduction to the local cuisine that is sure to whet your appetite for your cooking class in the Palermo neighborhood.
Known as the Argentine Experience, this immersion into the cuisine of Buenos Aires offers a unique hands-on opportunity. Over the next couple of hours, you will participate in preparing some classic Argentinean dishes. While beef may be king in Argentina, there is much more to enjoy, as you will discover about this cuisine rich in tradition and respect for the local, indigenous people. You may learn to make traditional empanadas, creative beef specialties and spicy chimichurri, a cilantro-based sauce for grilled meats that’s popular throughout Argentina. After your cooking lesson you will sit for a lunch to enjoy what you and your classmates and fellow ‘foodies’ have produced with the local and Oceania Chefs.
Save room for dessert because on the return to the pier you will stop at the Volta ice cream shop for a cup of creamy dulce de leche, the local specialty of Argentina.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing and there are some stairs to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The tour sequence may vary and the tour duration can vary based upon traffic conditions.