Food Tour Summary
- Visit to the Local Bakery to Learn about Argentine Pastries
- Visit to the Local Outdoor Market
- Visit to the Local Butcher Shop to Learn about Argentine Meat Cuts
- Empanada Recipe Demonstration, tasting
- Exceptional Four Course Meal (we use only the finest ingredients)
- Argentine Wine Tasting (we present a superb and unique Argentine wine selection)
Arrive to Teresita’s Home – Begin With Visit To The Local Bakery
Arrive to Adrogue, a town buried deep in the Argentine culture. We start our journey by walking to a local bakery for a comprehensive lesson of traditional Argentine pastries and breads. See the variety of facturas (pastres in Castellano), and learn the difference between styles of Medialunas (famous Argentine croissants).
Visit to the local Butcher shop
Interested to know why Argentina is world famous for its beef? We also make a short stop at a local butcher’s shop to learn the various cuts of meat in Argentine.
Visit to a the local outdoor Market
We continue walking to the Adrogue outdoor market, a colorful outdoor food market where locals gather to talk and buy what local farmers bring fresh that morning. For a fantastic source of insider’s information; Teresita will go over the names of different fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, meat cuts, and South American spices throughout the fair. Peak into the Argentine culture and watch what goes on at this very traditional market. Stands go for several blocks and the area is closed to traffic.
The whole scenery is a must see if you are the “foodie” type of traveler; fresh fish, colorful fruits and vegetables, and a wide variety of small stands displaying all kind of spices and herbs is the reason why we choose to bring you here. The food and its creative and cheerful display speaks for itself. There is always more to these type of food markets than produce and artisanal food, it is a true reflection of the Argentine culture. (Duration 30-45 minutes)
*Please note the food market is not a fancy market, it is still unspoiled by the ravages of mass tourism as opposed to food markets you can find in downtown Buenos Aires. It is a place where vendors still sell local produce, and the villagers still smile and greet. You won’t find rows of stores selling French cheese or Italian olive oil. Instead, you will experience the real Argentinean town market. We selected this market because our main purpose of our culinary tours is to bring you closer to our culture.
Empanada Receipe Demonstration
Back to Teresita’s Home for a cooking class demonstration of Empanadas Argentinas. Get a taste of what it feels like to prepare one of the traditional dishes of Argentina surrounded by a warm and casual atmosphere at Teresita’s kitchen. Although not a complete hands on cooking class, Teresita presents an overview of her empanadas secret recipe while she shows the group how to prepare them. Those who want to get into the action, they are welcome to join in the empanada filling. It will give participants the opportunity to watch step by step what is involved in preparing this dish.
We will be stuffing and baking the empanadas while we move to the next step.
Wine Tasting Lunch
Regroup around the table for a Wine Tasting Lunch were we blend premium Argentine wines, fine regional dishes and culture into an educational and entertaining event. Teresita is committed to your education of Argentinean wines. Whether you’re a novice or long-time aficionado, she will deepen your appreciation for wine and food pairing.
Culinary Tour Details:
Price: US $130 per person
Includes: Guided tour of the area in English, Empanada Recipe Demonstration, Average 4-5 glasses of Wine, four course meal.
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Transportation: See details how to get to our location