We Recommend: Cooking Classes in Buenos Aires

 

One of the best parts of traveling is trying the local food, and, for those who like to cook, discovering how to make it! Alfajores, empanadas, asado, locro stew, chimichurri sauce, dulce de leche, and pastries are all part of our traditional menu. We are sure you will enjoy tasting these savory meals and recommend you try making them by taking a cooking class in English.  Find some options below:

(Making empanadas by Scorbette37)

 

Cooking with Teresita:

Different cooking class options are offered in this bed and breakfast in the outskirts of the city. Whether its a short empanada lesson, a one day food tour or a chance to make asado you’re sure to enjoy this popular option, where you will be able to cook and sample delicious food and wines.

 

Contact:

http://www.try2cook.com

4293-5992

teresitabella@gmail.com

 

Argentine Cooking Clases

Norma is a warm and welcoming woman who teaches how to make empanadas, locro, and alfajores in her Saturday classes where you will also enjoy a great lunch with wine. The plus side is that her classes are in Belgrano.

 

Contact:

http://www.argentinecookingclasses.com/

nsoued@gmail.com

15 4470 2267

 

Cecilia D’Imperio

Certified chef, Cecilia D’Imperio, has been teaching cooking classes for twenty years having written books and articles as well. She teaches a variety of personalized courses and short seminars, which you can adapt to fit in your schedule.

 

Contact:

http://www.ceciliadeimperio.com

info@ceciliadeimperio.com

 

Other links:

How to Make a Typical Argentine Asado

How to Make Dulce de Leche

Rabbit Empanadas Recipe

Hernan Gipponi’s White Salmon with Sauteed Squid

5 Best Hotels for Food and Drinks

For Breakfast

Hernan Gipponi at Fierro Hotel

The best 4-step gourmet breakfast in town, including fresh fruit juices, perfect pastries, Spanish hams and unique hot and cold breakfast dishes created by Chef Hernan Gipponi. This posh Palermo restaurant also serves a great Spanish inspired tasting menu for lunch and dinner with special wine selections by the Argentine wine association president, Andres Rosberg and resident sommelier Martin Bruno.

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

For Lunch

Chez Nous at Algodon Mansion

This bright and elegant restaurant in Recoleta offers a great menu of French-Argentine fusion cuisine. Plus they have an annex cognac bar and a glass-covered patio with a fireplace that is great for winter!

Montevideo 1647 – Recoleta

3530-7777

For 5 O’clock Tea

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L’Orangerie at the Alvear Palace

Tartlets, scones, and perfect cakes and all on delicate china plates make for the best teatime experience in the city. To accompany their afternoon treats they also offer a wide selection of special tea blends. Also in the Alvear Palace is La Bourgogne, one of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires.

Alvear, Av. 1891, Recoleta

4808-2100 int.1643

 

For Dinner, Wine and Cheese

Duhau Restaurant and Vinoteca at the Hyatt Hotel

This classy restaurant offering international cuisine specializes in wok and wooden grill preparations. The other thing they’re known for is their Vinoteca with a unique cheese room here you can taste an exclusive selection of Argentine wines and savory cheeses accompanied by chutneys and freshly baked breads.

Av. Alvear 1661, Recoleta

5171 1234

For Late Night Drinks

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Faena Hotel

This flamboyant hotel designed by Phillippe Starck offers top quality cocktails in the Library Lounge and in the Cabaret where they put on a fantastic tango show. A fashionable place full of character, well worth visiting on your night prowls in BA.

445 Martha Salotti, Puerto Madero

4010 9000

Recommended Bar: Milion

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This beautiful French style 3 story house was discovered by its now owners in 1999. They immediately fell in love with the place and decided to restore it and give it back its splendor. Today, this lovely building is not only restored but working as a swinging bar with plenty of seating space (although it is quickly taken), great cocktails, a beautiful courtyard and a restaurant. The stunning setting, the vibrant crowd, the music and the quality drinks make this bar well worth the visit.

Milion

Paraná 1048, Recoleta

4815-9925

Vegetarian Buenos Aires

With all the fame Argentine meat gets, a vegetarian eager to visit Buenos Aires for all its other charms might feel left out from the regular eating agenda. However, despite the carnivorous tendencies of the local cuisine, a variety of vegetarian and vegan options are thriving in the city, appealing to both herbivore and omnivores alike. Here are five suggestions you to sample:

Kensho

An upscale vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Palermo offering four course organic meals, and vegan, celiac and raw options in a chic and carefully designed environment.  Chef Maximo Cabrera incorporates slow food concepts, gourmet dinning and environmental philosophy to guarantee quality, flavor and awareness about what we eat and where it comes from.

El Salvador 5783, Palermo

4778-0655

Tue-Sun Lunch and dinner.

Casa Felix

Casa Felix is a private restaurant part of Colectivo Felix, an interesting eco-gastronomic project that aims to promote local cultures and support small scale and eco-food producers through their cooking tours, research and restaurant.  The restaurant, open a few months of the year serves a five-course pescetarian meal (which you can request to be vegetarian or vegan) featuring original flavors and spices from their research on their travels across the country. Access to the restaurant is through reservation only.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9.30pm

4555-1882

info@colectivofelix.com

Bio

Bio was the first organic vegetarian restaurant to open in Buenos Aires in 2002. Their menu offers a variety of flavorful dishes for breakfast, lunch, tea time and dinner, providing meals made from products which prize health and flavor.

Humboldt 2199, Palermo

4774-3880

Mon- Sun  9am-1am

La Abuela Pan

Homemade fresh vegetarian food in a recycled old house in San.  They serve a special Sunday lunch menu making it a good place to go to if you’re visiting the antique fair.

Bolivar 707, San Telmo

4361-4936

Mon-Fri Lunch

Sun- 9am-4pm

ap@abuelapan.com

Siempre Verde

This Chinese vegetarian restaurant in the local Chinatown is very popular for its well-priced tasty, well-prepared and filling dishes. Although the decor doesn’t say much and the service is somewhat sloppy, it’s definitely one of the local vegetarian favorites proven by its usually full house. We recommend the mushroom meat, made from shitake, and specifying that they bring the entrees and main courses separately if you want it them that way.

Arribeños 2127, Belgrano

155 454 6481

Tue-Sun Lunch and Dinner

Cash only

Other options are Veggie´s (Las Cañitas) , Krishna (Palermo), Naturaleza Sabia (San Telmo, open on Sundays for lunch), La Radiancia (Palermo, recommeded), Granix (Bufet in Microcentro), Meraviglia (Palermo, recommeded), Artemisa (Palermo, recommended)

Recommended Places

If you’re looking for great draught beer, an even better environment, decent music, some curry and some spice, you will love both The Gibraltar in San Telmo and it’s sister Bangalore in Palermo! Go early if you want a table and enjoy either dinner or drinks in these alltime favorite pubs!

The Gibraltar
Peru 895, San Telmo
4362-5310

Bangalore
Humblodt 1416, Palermo
4779-2621

We recommend: Pura Tierra

     

If you enjoy food as much as we do, and want to try top quality local gourmet delicacies,  then you should make sure to stop for dinner at Pura Tierra. The owner and award winning chef, Martín Molteni, offers the best Argentine cuisine using carefully selected seasonal ingredients in this Belgrano centered restaurant. We suggest the lamb, baby goat, stews, and steak mmm!

Pura Tierra

3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano
4899 2007
Mon- Sat 8pm to closing.