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Host: Florencia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

USD
$68-$126 per person

Empanadas and traditional Argentinian pastry class with a pastry chef

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit + Cooking class + Meal
  • Food tour

Meet Florencia

Florencia grew up in the La Plata region, about 40-minutes south of Buenos Aires. The child of a large family of six children, Florencia remembers cooking in their kitchen at the age of 4, and that food and cooking was an integral part of growing up. Her grandmother in particular absolutely loved cooking, and every weekend when the family gathered for family meals Florencia would join her grandmother in the kitchen to help prepare. Florencia liked cooking so much that a few years ago she decided she wanted to do it more professionally and she began studying to be a pastry chef. She says, “It was a struggle to leave aside my other studies, but my grandma was a great inspiration. I just love food. When you cook you put so much of yourself, and so much love, into the food. It is such a beautiful bonding experience to be able to give to someone.” After finishing her pastry and advanced pastry degrees, Florencia recently left her job at the embassy to follow her passion for food and now creates pastries and cakes full-time for weddings and other events.

Florencia lives with her husband Patricio, who grew up not only in Buenos Aires but in the same building where they live now! Patricio's parents live in the same building. Florencia says Patricio loves eating and loves food, and that is why he married her!

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: (1-4 guests) Join Florencia for a traditional Argentinian meal in her apartment in Barracas, a traditional, centrally-located neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Florencia’s home is on the main avenue of Barracas in a large apartment on the building’s eighth floor. Start your experience with an appetizer of small homemade empanadas, which might be filled with mozzarella with caramelized onions or spinach and ricotta, or a traditional picada, a platter of assorted meats and cheeses. Argentinian cuisine often focuses around the country’s high-quality meat and your main menu will feature some of the region’s delicious meat offerings (although Florencia is also happy to cook vegetarian if you like). You might enjoy dishes like beef milanesa (meat finely cut and breaded) topped with cheese and homemade tomato sauce, Florencia’s husband’s favorite dish, or tender succulent roast beef served with a side of roasted vegetables and a salad. As Florencia says, Argentinian meats are the best, so the preparation is often incredibly simple. To end, enjoy a homemade dessert that Florencia, a trained pastry chef, will have prepared in advance. Your dessert might be a dulce de leche trifle, dark chocolate mousse, or Queen’s tart, a traditional buttery quince tarte from the north of Argentina.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Florencia in her Buenos Aires apartment for a traditional Argentinian pastry cooking class in which you will learn to cook something savory (empanadas) as well as sweet. Begin your experience with a small picada (a traditional Argentinian meat and cheese platter) and welcome drink. Then you will begin making your empanadas, starting with making the dough and preparing one filling from scratch. Your filling might be traditional ground beef with spices and onions, caprese (tomato, basil and mozzarella), or humita (a northern Argentinian filling with corn and a béchamel-like sauce). While the empanadas are cooking, begin to make your pastry dish. You will learn to make two or more traditional Argentinian pastries such alfajores or membricho tart. Then sit down to enjoy your sweet and savory creations together! (4-5 hours total experience)

Notes: Please note that Flor is happy to accommodate gluten-free guests. If you are gluten-free please make a note of this on the dietary restrictions section of the booking form.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Hands down on of the best experiences we had in Buenos Aires. Florencia was an amazing teacher and host and took our booking on short notice. She welcomed us into her home and offered us such great hands on instruction for making empanadas(we made traditional beef and hard boiled egg), marroc and alfajores. From the time we arrived til the time we finished we felt so comfortable and at ease, like we had known her forever. The best part is you get to enjoy the labor of your cooking! Amazing company, great learning and experience. Take the class, don’t think twice, you won’t regret it.
- Whitney

The experience with Flor was fantastic. She exceeded all of my expectations with fantastic food, being a very welcoming host and her expertise in cooking/pastry making. She taught us how to make empanadas, alfajores, Argentinian cake and marroc (an Argentinian chocolate snack). My favorite part of the experience was her insistence that we do the cooking so we can learn and be able to reproduce what we cooked back home. She also provided print outs of recipes for everything we cooked, which was awesome! I definitely will make these dishes again when I return home. All in all I highly recommend Flor if you want an authentic Buenos Aires culinary experience. Note that this is a very hands-on experience and we spent about 4-5 hrs with Flor, so be prepared for an authentic, hands-on experience!
- Mikal May 13, 2018

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Florencia

$68-$126 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
$80 $68 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $104 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $68 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $104 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
8:00pm-11:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 4:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Florencia

Florencia grew up in the La Plata region, about 40-minutes south of Buenos Aires. The child of a large family of six children, Florencia remembers cooking in their kitchen at the age of 4, and that food and cooking was an integral part of growing up. Her grandmother in particular absolutely loved cooking, and every weekend when the family gathered for family meals Florencia would join her grandmother in the kitchen to help prepare. Florencia liked cooking so much that a few years ago she decided she wanted to do it more professionally and she began studying to be a pastry chef. She says, “It was a struggle to leave aside my other studies, but my grandma was a great inspiration. I just love food. When you cook you put so much of yourself, and so much love, into the food. It is such a beautiful bonding experience to be able to give to someone.” After finishing her pastry and advanced pastry degrees, Florencia recently left her job at the embassy to follow her passion for food and now creates pastries and cakes full-time for weddings and other events.

Florencia lives with her husband Patricio, who grew up not only in Buenos Aires but in the same building where they live now! Patricio's parents live in the same building. Florencia says Patricio loves eating and loves food, and that is why he married her!

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: (1-4 guests) Join Florencia for a traditional Argentinian meal in her apartment in Barracas, a traditional, centrally-located neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Florencia’s home is on the main avenue of Barracas in a large apartment on the building’s eighth floor. Start your experience with an appetizer of small homemade empanadas, which might be filled with mozzarella with caramelized onions or spinach and ricotta, or a traditional picada, a platter of assorted meats and cheeses. Argentinian cuisine often focuses around the country’s high-quality meat and your main menu will feature some of the region’s delicious meat offerings (although Florencia is also happy to cook vegetarian if you like). You might enjoy dishes like beef milanesa (meat finely cut and breaded) topped with cheese and homemade tomato sauce, Florencia’s husband’s favorite dish, or tender succulent roast beef served with a side of roasted vegetables and a salad. As Florencia says, Argentinian meats are the best, so the preparation is often incredibly simple. To end, enjoy a homemade dessert that Florencia, a trained pastry chef, will have prepared in advance. Your dessert might be a dulce de leche trifle, dark chocolate mousse, or Queen’s tart, a traditional buttery quince tarte from the north of Argentina.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Florencia in her Buenos Aires apartment for a traditional Argentinian pastry cooking class in which you will learn to cook something savory (empanadas) as well as sweet. Begin your experience with a small picada (a traditional Argentinian meat and cheese platter) and welcome drink. Then you will begin making your empanadas, starting with making the dough and preparing one filling from scratch. Your filling might be traditional ground beef with spices and onions, caprese (tomato, basil and mozzarella), or humita (a northern Argentinian filling with corn and a béchamel-like sauce). While the empanadas are cooking, begin to make your pastry dish. You will learn to make two or more traditional Argentinian pastries such alfajores or membricho tart. Then sit down to enjoy your sweet and savory creations together! (4-5 hours total experience)

Notes: Please note that Flor is happy to accommodate gluten-free guests. If you are gluten-free please make a note of this on the dietary restrictions section of the booking form.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Hands down on of the best experiences we had in Buenos Aires. Florencia was an amazing teacher and host and took our booking on short notice. She welcomed us into her home and offered us such great hands on instruction for making empanadas(we made traditional beef and hard boiled egg), marroc and alfajores. From the time we arrived til the time we finished we felt so comfortable and at ease, like we had known her forever. The best part is you get to enjoy the labor of your cooking! Amazing company, great learning and experience. Take the class, don’t think twice, you won’t regret it.
- Whitney

The experience with Flor was fantastic. She exceeded all of my expectations with fantastic food, being a very welcoming host and her expertise in cooking/pastry making. She taught us how to make empanadas, alfajores, Argentinian cake and marroc (an Argentinian chocolate snack). My favorite part of the experience was her insistence that we do the cooking so we can learn and be able to reproduce what we cooked back home. She also provided print outs of recipes for everything we cooked, which was awesome! I definitely will make these dishes again when I return home. All in all I highly recommend Flor if you want an authentic Buenos Aires culinary experience. Note that this is a very hands-on experience and we spent about 4-5 hrs with Flor, so be prepared for an authentic, hands-on experience!
- Mikal May 13, 2018

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$80 $68 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $104 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $68 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $104 Not offered
Alcohol
$8 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
8:00pm-11:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-3:00pm 4:00pm-9:00pm
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