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Host: Patricia

Santiago, Chile

USD
$52-$90 per person

Traditional Chilean cooking in the Santiago countryside

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

Meet Patricia

Patty and her husband Enrique live in a gorgeous, sprawling ranch-style home near Lampa, outside of Santiago in the countryside. Patty's 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 cook together. 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 display of 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: (1-20 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 as soon as anyone at the office finds out that Patty is cooking over the weekend, they try and weasel their way into an invitation in the hopes of tasting her famous pastel de choclo or her husband’s asado! During your meal experience with Patty she will treat you to a menu 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: (1-10 guests) Join Patty in the kitchen to learn how to prepare a traditional Chilean meal. Patty can offer you a cooking demonstration or give you a hands-on cooking lesson – just let her know your preference. During your Chilean cooking lesson, she will teach you to make dishes that she and her family grew up eating and love. 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. Learn to make a couple of traditional Chilean dishes before sitting down at the table to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

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

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

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

Traveler reviews

Wonderful Experience!!! We had a Traveling Spoon dinner with Patty and Enrique in their beautiful home in the countryside of Santiago. It was so nice to get out of the city and see a Chilean home. They arranged for transportation at a very reasonable price for us through TS. We relaxed with homemade appetizers and drinks in their garden. Patty invited us in to watch her do some cooking while Enrique poured the wine and took care of the BBQ. The food was delicious with salads and all kinds of meat choices. It was a Wonderful Experience to get to know the lives of 2 Chileans and enjoy the meal with them. Patty even baked me a special traditional surprise birthday cake which was very special. We feel like we have a true Chilean experience along with new friends. I HIGHLY recommend this experience.
- Mindy February 21, 2018

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

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Patricia

$52-$90 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$78 $65 $52
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $78 $66
Alcohol
$13 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$78 $65 $52
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $78 $66
Alcohol
$13 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-3:00pm 6:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Patricia

Patty and her husband Enrique live in a gorgeous, sprawling ranch-style home near Lampa, outside of Santiago in the countryside. Patty's 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 cook together. 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 display of 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: (1-20 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 as soon as anyone at the office finds out that Patty is cooking over the weekend, they try and weasel their way into an invitation in the hopes of tasting her famous pastel de choclo or her husband’s asado! During your meal experience with Patty she will treat you to a menu 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: (1-10 guests) Join Patty in the kitchen to learn how to prepare a traditional Chilean meal. Patty can offer you a cooking demonstration or give you a hands-on cooking lesson – just let her know your preference. During your Chilean cooking lesson, she will teach you to make dishes that she and her family grew up eating and love. 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. Learn to make a couple of traditional Chilean dishes before sitting down at the table to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

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

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

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

Traveler reviews

Wonderful Experience!!! We had a Traveling Spoon dinner with Patty and Enrique in their beautiful home in the countryside of Santiago. It was so nice to get out of the city and see a Chilean home. They arranged for transportation at a very reasonable price for us through TS. We relaxed with homemade appetizers and drinks in their garden. Patty invited us in to watch her do some cooking while Enrique poured the wine and took care of the BBQ. The food was delicious with salads and all kinds of meat choices. It was a Wonderful Experience to get to know the lives of 2 Chileans and enjoy the meal with them. Patty even baked me a special traditional surprise birthday cake which was very special. We feel like we have a true Chilean experience along with new friends. I HIGHLY recommend this experience.
- Mindy February 21, 2018

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

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$78 $65 $52
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $78 $66
Alcohol
$13 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$78 $65 $52
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $78 $66
Alcohol
$13 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-3:00pm 6:00pm-10:00pm
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