Come and learn how to prepare a typical Argentine meal. Mendoza is the culinary heartland of Argentina, where splendid wines are blended and the country's top chefs create magnificent cuisine.
We deeply believe that food is a very good way to learn about the culture, traditions and customs of the locals and what can be better than a cooking class.
Eating like a local is an important aspect of getting an accurate look at a culture. What is perhaps even more rewarding than eating like a local is understanding the ingredients and care that goes in to the preparation of our traditional cuisine.
Choose a COOKERY CLASS in Mendoza:
→ Option 1 - Bodega Tempus Alba (Maipú)
Learn how to make Traditional Empanadas and taste the amazing wine of Tempus Alba on the most gorgeous terrace in Mendoza.
Learn how to cook one of Argentina’s staple foods - Empanadas. Made all over the country in different ways, you will be taught all the tricks in making outstanding Empanadas! Enjoy lunch paired with Tempus Alba’s wine on what is without question the terrace with the best view in all of Mendoza. The three course menu will consist of your own home-made empanadas (so let´s hope you put a lot of effort into it!) You can then choose a main course and a dessert from Tempus Alba’s ever changing seasonal menu.
→ Option 2 - FAMILIA ZUCCARDI WINERY
This family company was founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. In those times, he began planting vines in Maipú (province of Mendoza), experimenting with an irrigation system of his own creation based on a method used in California. Forty five years after the starting point of this path, there are three generations joined by a passion for wine. In September 2007, the prestigious magazine DECANTER acknowledged José Alberto and Sebastián Zuccardi as being among the five most influential personalities of Argentine Wine.
Bearing the name of ¨Casa del Visitante¨, this tourism enterprise of the winery welcomes visitors from all around the world offering them different activities such as the possibility to learn with their chef how to prepare traditional recipes and then taste them during the lunch at the restaurant. (Small Group Classes).
→ Option 3 - DOMINIO DEL PLATA Winery
After twenty years of working as a consultant winemaker both in Argentina and around the world, Susana Balbo decided to open her own winery. In 1999, Susana rented a small winery and began her first batches of wine. Initially the production was quite small. The first batches of the Susana Balbo and Ben Marco lines were released in August 2000.. After working in Salta, Susana returned to Mendoza to work in wineries including Bodega Martins and Catena Zapata Winery. She founded Dominio del Plata in 1999 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. Even though she started her own winery, Susana maintains her presence in the global wine community. She served as president of Wines of Argentina twice, and still works as a consultant for many wineries around the world.
Do you want to make homemade pasta, pizza and bread in Mendoza at Dominio del Plata ? Who doesn´t love pizza and pasta ? They will teach you their secret tricks to making delicious homemade pizza and pasta just like you taste in Italy.. or Mendoza ! (Private Cooking Class).
→ Option 4 - Andeluna Winery (Uco Valley)
We pick you up at 09.30am to visit the exclusive high-altitude wine growing area of Valle de Uco and enjoy a really hand-on cooking class at Bodega Andeluna.
Their cuisine philosophy is of constant change. It combines the freshness of the products of each season and the delights typical of our country, inviting you to savor the flavors of Argentina’s seven regions. Today, learn with their chef how to prepare traditional recipes like “empanadas mendocinas” in the clay oven, meat and vegetables on the open fire with fresh chumichurri sauce, among other specialties, which then, we’ll taste during the lunch along with aselection of premium wines that complements each course.
Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com
→ Prices per Person:
Our Cooking Classes are available every day, all year. Reservations are required at least three days before your tour. The price will depend on the number of people travelling in your party, wineries visited and activities included within the tour or arranged on a custom basis. Special discounts for groups of 4 or more.
Mendoza Airport is one of major international airports in Argentina. Flights to Mendoza include a number of domestic airlines as well as international flights. Aerolineas Argentinas and Latam connects Mendoza to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Salta and Bariloche.
The airport is also well connected with most cities in South America. Sky Airlines, GOL and Latam connect Mendoza with Santiago de Chile (4 daily flights), Sao Paulo (2 flights a week ), Lima (4 flights a week) and Rio de Janeiro (once a week).
*This exciting program is a totally PRIVATE experience and is NOT a group tour. Available all year round. Prior to confirmation, all rates are subject to change without notice and based upon limited availability.
**Early reservations for this tour are recommended.
***The wineries you will visit on your Cooking tour may vary slightly according to the day and number of people. Depending on the day, the wineries visited will be different.This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. Payment of the deposit or full payment indicates you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.
****If you are interested in this package, contact us today for more information. If you would like us to customize a luxury gourmet tour for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations.
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Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients.Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com
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