To whip up the perfect gastronomic tour of Argentina, take some authentic cookery classes, stir in the finest surroundings to wander, season with beautiful boutique hideouts, and viola, your delicious recipe to uncovering Argentina.
Coffee, Cake, And Jam
To kick off your Argentinean menu, we’ll whisk you straight into the bustling heart of Buenos Aries to the district of Palermo Soho. Here you’ll hole up in our favourite secret boutique hotel, Krista Hotel, an old Parisian-style house and your gateway to discovering vibrant city. Having refreshed and revitalized, you’ll be up and out on a private whirlwind tour of the city’s enticing districts, not forgetting a stop to refuel at the legendary Café Tortoni for the best coffee and cake in town. The oldest café in the entire country -156 years old to be precise – take your seat here and join the arty crowd as you soak up the rich, warm atmosphere. Feeling the true Argentinean vibe, enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore the sights and meander the colourful, bohemian neighbourhoods.
The next day, awake to the delicious scent of breakfast and, once fuelled up, begin your first cookery lesson Argentinean-style. Meet your personal chefs and kick-start the day learning the local gourmet techniques and ways of a Buenos Aries kitchen. Today you’ll learn all there is to know on the famous (and very scrumptious) regional jams, the very favourite being Dulce de Petalos de Rosas. Made from rose petals and lemons, it’s a winner every time.
Boutique Kitchens And Boat Kitchens
After three days in Buenos Aires, hop on a short flight to the great city of Corrientes to continue your gastronomic tour. Be welcomed to the elegant La Alondra hotel and, after taking refuge in the wonderful spa and their citrus-made products inspired from the Guaraní culture, it’ll be down to the kitchen for your next lesson in cooking.
Here, you’ll learn how to cook chipá and torta frita (delicious local breads) which shall be served and enjoyed at tea.
In the morning, you’ll venture to the countryside to the tranquil Paraná River, the perfect place for peace and quiet and enjoy the beauty of the Valle lagoon. At sunset, jump aboard your private boat to soak up the breathtaking view of the glistening waters, as well as cookery lesson number three. Whilst you sail, you’ll learn how to make the traditional cassava bread which, once freshly baked from the over, you’ll gobble up with a selection of local creamy cheeses before holing up at your riverside retreat, Puerto Valle hotel.
Feeling relaxed, cookery-inspired, and most definitely well-fed, be free to spend your last remaining days in Argentina enjoying the phenomenal natural surroundings and sights. Trek into the Atlantic forest, explore the San Ignacio Ruins, and marvel at the great Iguaçu Falls, before arriving in your jungle hidaway, Posada Puerto Bemberg. Finally, take your last cookery lesson in an old farmhouse at the edge of the Atlantic forest to learn all about chipa guaza. Like a type of corn soufflé, it may only be cooked on the tatacua (the traditional regional oven) and– just like your trip – is Argentinean delicious.
All Year Round
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Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho, Cafe Tortoni