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Cooking with Teresita: Buenos Aires Food Tour

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.
When: Fridays
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Transportation: See details how to get to our location

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Barcelona City Tours – Barcelona Walks Gourmet

On the Barcelona Walks Gourmet Tour, enjoy a flavour-filled journey in a guided tour through the old town and discover Barcelona‘s cuisine. During this walk you will find out about the history of Barcelona’s cuisine as well as some of its flagship restaurants and food outlets, to enjoy sampling some of their produce. Bon appetit!

  • Farm Viader
  • Market of La Boqueria
  • Confectionery Escriba
  • Cafe de le Opera
  • Petrixol street
  • Chocolateria Fargas
  • La Pineda
  • Les turronerias del carrer Cucurulla
  • Barcelona 600 years of gastronomy culture
  • Cafes el Magnifico
  • Tostaderos Casa Gispert
  • Botifarreria de Santa Maria
  • The wineries of La Ribera

Duration : ~2 h

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 am

Departs from: Turisme de Barcelona information office. Pl. de Catalunya, 17.
You should be at the information office 10 minutes before the visit begins.

Ends at: La Ribera

Starting from: €19

Includes ireless tour guide system designed to aid communication between participants and the guide.

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Viatour – Gourmet French Food

There’s no need to consider calories when you combine gourmet French food with a three-hour morning walking tour! Your small Gourmet French Food Group tour is led by an expert food connoisseur, who will take you through a number of Paris neighborhoods to visit a French bakery, pastry shop, French caterer, wine shop, cheese shop, fruit and vegetable shop and market.

Your gourmet walking tour of Paris begins at a specialty cheese shop on Boulevard Saint-Germain on the Left Bank. Numbers on this gourmet walking tour are restricted to a maximum of eight, ensuring you’ll receive individual attention from your expert gastronomic guide. The number of stops you make could be expanded according to the seasonal availability of produce and your group’s preferences.

The commentary from your expert foodie guide includes an overview of French culinary habits, a description of any seasonal events taking place at the time of your tour and an introduction to selected specialties in the shops. Your guide will discuss how these specialties are produced, how to choose and store the produce, and how to prepare your own gourmet recipes. You are encouraged to interact with your guide and ask as many questions as you like.

Highlights

  • Morning walking tour to Paris’ finest gourmet shops
  • Gastronomic guide to answer all your questions and share your passion for food
  • Tastings of foie gras, wine, cheese, bread and a seasonal specialty
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide

Inclusions:

  • Tasting foie gras, wine, cheese and bread
  • Professional guide

Price: from $113.79

Tour departing at 9am with English speaking guide

Departure Point: Central Paris location

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Return details: Concludes at St Medard Church

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Viatour – Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour

Combine your love of chocolate and cakes with your passion for Paris! The Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour combines French gourmet specialties with an afternoon walking tour so you won’t need to feel too guilty. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 people on this small group tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide. Your tour is led by an expert food connoisseur, who will take you through a number of Paris neighborhoods to visit at least three pastry shops, a bakery and three chocolate shops.

Your chocolate and pastry walking tour of Paris begins at La Maison du Chocolat – where could be better? Numbers on this tour are restricted to a maximum of eight, ensuring you’ll receive individual attention from your expert gastronomic guide. The number of stops you make could be expanded according to your group’s preferences.

The commentary from your expert foodie guide includes an overview of French culinary habits, a description of any seasonal events taking place at the time of your tour and an introduction to selected specialties in the main shops. Your guide will discuss how these specialties are produced, how to choose the best chocolates and pastries, and how to prepare your own treats. You are encouraged to interact with your guide and ask all the questions you like as you are introduced to the fine art of chocolate making and pastry baking.

Highlights

  • Afternoon walking tour to Paris’ fine pastry and chocolate shops
  • Chocolate and pastry tastings
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary on Paris sights and history from your expert guide

Inclusions:

  • Taste pastries, chocolates and a variety of breads
  • Walking tour (maximum 8 people)
  • Local guide

Price: from $113.79

Departure Point:  Central Paris location

Departure Time: 2:00pm, except Saturday at 1:00pm

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Return details: Concludes at Boulevard St Germain near Cluny la Sorbonne station

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Belly of Paris — A Culinary Walking Seminar

In his 1873 novel Le Ventre de Paris (The Belly of Paris), Emile Zola immortalized Les Halles, Paris’s central food market from the 12th century until the late 1960s, as both the literal and figurative stomach of a burgeoning metropolis. Although the shimmering glass and metal buildings described by Zola no longer exist, we will explore surviving vestiges of the culinary landscape he described. Visiting specialty food shops for some of the best tastes Paris has to offer we will also extend Zola’s metaphor to contemporary Paris and explore the connections between food and culture in the city today.
Led by cultural historian Carolin Young whose last book, Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver investigated twelve of the greatest feasts in Western history, this walk begins at the Bourse du Commerce, the old commodities exchange, and, prior to that, the wheat market. We will pass the ancient church of Saint-Eustache, built largely with donations given by those who made their fortunes at Les Halles. As we walk, the history of the lost market and Zola’s Belly of Paris will be summarized.

On the newly revitalized rue Montmartre, we will visit several of Paris’s premier kitchenware and pastry-making suppliers, discussing the organization of the classic French kitchen and its role in the local culture. We will stop at old-world shops specializing in foie gras and truffles, visit a bulk spice shop, and pay our respects to one of the city’s premier boulanger/pâtisserie which recently won first prizes for the best butter croissant and galette aux amandes in France.

At a shop selling delicacies from the gastronomically renowned region of Auvergne we will address the importance of terroir. Perusing artisan boulangers, cheese shops, butchers, and fishmongers, we will explore the history of the elite guilds and associations that, since Medieval times and still today, strictly regulate food quality and production in the city. We will stop for a coffee or drink at the nineteenth-century restaurant Au Rocher de Cancale.

Amidst the evocative remnants of its painted walls, Young will recount the dining adventures of its notable patrons, who included Stendhal, Balzac and the Goncourt brothers. Certainly, we’ll save our appetites for a visit to the oldest surviving patisserie in Paris, founded in 1730, which claims to have invented puits d’amour and babas’ and whose late-19th-century décor is as just as sugary. We will also pass a favorite haunt of Marcel Proust, Charlie Chaplin, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Jacqueline Kennedy. To conclude, we will visit an organic grocery store, a Middle-Eastern spice shop, and artisanal chocolate producer that reflect contemporary trends in Parisian gastronomy.

Key Information:
Group Size:
3 – 6 people
Season: January – December
Languages: English, French
Minimum Cost: 75 Euro (EUR) Per person
Maximum Cost: 75 Euro (EUR) Per person
Length: 3 hour itinerary

More information: InfoHub

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