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Host: Patricia

Santiago, Chile

USD
$50-$90 per person

Traditional Chilean cooking in the Santiago countryside

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Patricia

Patty and her husband Enrique live in a gorgeous, sprawling ranch-style home near Lampa, outside of Santiago in the country. Her property boasts fruit and nut trees of every variety (from mandarin to fig, pomegranate to walnut) and a huge vegetable and herb garden. You will be welcomed with open arms and a bottle of Carménere into a house that is both modern and filled with old-world charm. The tall ceilings, gilded paintings, and Victorian furniture are magnificent, but the wood stove, inviting earth-tones, and greenery give the place a feeling of warmth alongside luxury. The kitchen is large and modern, with an island that allows everyone to congregate easily and without hindering the cooking process, and the shelves are heaped with the produce collected from Patty’s garden. Patty’s husband has spent much of his professional life traveling for work, as is evident by the displayed in art pieces from all over the world, from a traditional Austrian Cuckoo clock to stone statues from China. Patty lived in Canada for 20 years and works as a systems analyst.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) Gather at Patty’s table to enjoy a sumptuous Chilean meal of traditional favorites. Patty is a skilled cook who loves to entertain. Patty has a reputation at work for hosting the best dinner parties and soon as anyone at the office finds out Patty is cooking over the weekend, they all try and weasel their way into an invitation in the hopes of tasting her famous pastel de choclo or her husband’s asado! Patty will treat you to a meal of seasonal Chilean dishes using produce from her garden. She might serve pastel de choclo (a casserole similar to shepherd’s pie made with corn and chicken), chupe de mariscos (seafood stew), or cazuela (a typical Chilean soup).

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) Join Patty in the kitchen to learn how to prepare a traditional Chilean meal. Patty can offer you a demonstration or teach you in a hands-on lesson – just let her know your preference. She will teach you to make dishes that she and her family love. You will learn to make 1-2 traditional Chilean dishes before sitting down for the meal. As you cook together Patty will tell you about the ingredients she uses and about growing up in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.

Notes: Patty has 4 large, friendly Akita dogs that will be kept in a kennel during your visit.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Curanto en Olla de greda
  • Pastel de choclo
  • Tomates rellenos
  • Camarón al pil pil
  • Durazno con crema
  • Tea/coffee

Traveler reviews

Patty and her husband were both great and they have a lovely house!
- Bob Pavey October 08, 2017

Patricia and her husband Enrique were wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. Enrique picked me up from my apartment in Santiago, and filled me in on what it's like living in modern day Chile. Patricia had drinks and nibbles ready on arriving ...all local Chilean specialties...with her own beautiful personality addded to every dish!
- Karen September 15, 2017

Patty and her husband are a delight! They are great conversationalists, Patty is bubbling with energy and enthusiasm, and it was very easy to feel at home with the couple in their inviting home. The food was superb! Patty did a great job of highlighting traditional Chilean cuisine. I felt like I was coming home for a family gathering with good, old-fashioned comfort food. Patty’s enthusiasm for keeping tradition alive while expanding her culinary horizons through travel and international friends makes for an unforgettable evening in the Chilean countryside.
- Melanie, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Patricia

$50-$90 USD

per person
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$70 $60 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $76 $62
Alcohol
$10 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$70 $60 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $76 $62
Alcohol
$10 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Patricia

Patty and her husband Enrique live in a gorgeous, sprawling ranch-style home near Lampa, outside of Santiago in the country. Her property boasts fruit and nut trees of every variety (from mandarin to fig, pomegranate to walnut) and a huge vegetable and herb garden. You will be welcomed with open arms and a bottle of Carménere into a house that is both modern and filled with old-world charm. The tall ceilings, gilded paintings, and Victorian furniture are magnificent, but the wood stove, inviting earth-tones, and greenery give the place a feeling of warmth alongside luxury. The kitchen is large and modern, with an island that allows everyone to congregate easily and without hindering the cooking process, and the shelves are heaped with the produce collected from Patty’s garden. Patty’s husband has spent much of his professional life traveling for work, as is evident by the displayed in art pieces from all over the world, from a traditional Austrian Cuckoo clock to stone statues from China. Patty lived in Canada for 20 years and works as a systems analyst.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-8 guests) Gather at Patty’s table to enjoy a sumptuous Chilean meal of traditional favorites. Patty is a skilled cook who loves to entertain. Patty has a reputation at work for hosting the best dinner parties and soon as anyone at the office finds out Patty is cooking over the weekend, they all try and weasel their way into an invitation in the hopes of tasting her famous pastel de choclo or her husband’s asado! Patty will treat you to a meal of seasonal Chilean dishes using produce from her garden. She might serve pastel de choclo (a casserole similar to shepherd’s pie made with corn and chicken), chupe de mariscos (seafood stew), or cazuela (a typical Chilean soup).

Cooking experience: (1-8 guests) Join Patty in the kitchen to learn how to prepare a traditional Chilean meal. Patty can offer you a demonstration or teach you in a hands-on lesson – just let her know your preference. She will teach you to make dishes that she and her family love. You will learn to make 1-2 traditional Chilean dishes before sitting down for the meal. As you cook together Patty will tell you about the ingredients she uses and about growing up in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.

Notes: Patty has 4 large, friendly Akita dogs that will be kept in a kennel during your visit.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Curanto en Olla de greda
  • Pastel de choclo
  • Tomates rellenos
  • Camarón al pil pil
  • Durazno con crema
  • Tea/coffee

Traveler reviews

Patty and her husband were both great and they have a lovely house!
- Bob Pavey October 08, 2017

Patricia and her husband Enrique were wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. Enrique picked me up from my apartment in Santiago, and filled me in on what it's like living in modern day Chile. Patricia had drinks and nibbles ready on arriving ...all local Chilean specialties...with her own beautiful personality addded to every dish!
- Karen September 15, 2017

Patty and her husband are a delight! They are great conversationalists, Patty is bubbling with energy and enthusiasm, and it was very easy to feel at home with the couple in their inviting home. The food was superb! Patty did a great job of highlighting traditional Chilean cuisine. I felt like I was coming home for a family gathering with good, old-fashioned comfort food. Patty’s enthusiasm for keeping tradition alive while expanding her culinary horizons through travel and international friends makes for an unforgettable evening in the Chilean countryside.
- Melanie, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$70 $60 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $76 $62
Alcohol
$10 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$70 $60 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $76 $62
Alcohol
$10 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
7:00pm-10:00pm
Host Contact
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  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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