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Host: Natalie

Buenos Aires, Argentina

USD
$106-$130 per person

Contemporary Argentine Cuisine with a MasterChef finalist

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

Meet Natalie

Many locals might know Natalie as a finalist of the international TV competition, MasterChef but Natalie’s story is linked to the culinary world from childhood. Her four grandparents came from Europe to Argentina and opened a very well-known boutique food store called Luxor in the Belgrano neighborhood, offering delicious European dishes and bakery products. Natalie has fond memories of her grandparents taking her to the store ever since she was five. She would sit on the kitchen table, witnessing and tasting the delicious food made by the chef and his team. Her grandfather had an unusually refined taste when it came to food - he taught her that every meal should be an experience, not just a formality. That’s what Natalie intends to convey as a Traveling Spoon host.

In addition to being a professional chef with a culinary degree from the prestigious school IAG, Natalie is a graphic designer. Graphic design has had an impact on every aspect of her life, and in particular on her culinary development. With every culinary experience, Natalie tries to tell her guests a story by combining exquisite tastes, visually attractive presentation of food, a neat table setting and a stylish ambience.

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: (2-10 guests) Natalie will welcome you into her home in the beautiful Belgrano Chico neighborhood with a traditional papa and chorizo appetizer, a combination of sautéed potatoes with chorizo (Argentine’s most famous pork sausage) and a glass of vermouth. After your initial welcome, Natalie will lead you into her modern kitchen and offer you a corn-based, paprika and parmesan appetizer. She will then explain how she makes one of the most traditional dishes in Argentina, the “carbonada” using her secret ingredient.Carbonada is a delicious ossobuco stew, cooked for several hours along with traditional ingredients such as sweet potato, squash and corn. Natalie adds a distinctive personal touch to her carbonada by serving it inside home-made bread with a side of her special spicy sauce. Natalie is used to present her dishes and cooking techniques with a lot of detail on TV, so make sure you are ready to take mental notes, while you assist her in the making of this traditional dish.

In the winter, you will enjoy your meal in Natalie’s dining room, and in summer you will get to spend time in her garden and eat on the terrace. She can also offer a traditional Argentine barbecue option instead during spring and summer. Leave with a full stomach and a few of her recipes, including details on how to make one of Argentina’s classic dishes.

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.
  • Appetizer: sautéed potatoes with chorizo (Argentine’s most famous pork sausage)
  • Starter: corn-based, paprika and parmesan tortilla
  • Main: ossobuco stew with sweet potato, squash and corn
  • Dessert: dulce de leche mousse with a cognac sauce and toasted almonds
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Natalie

$106-$130 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $106
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $106
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-4:00pm

Meet Natalie

Many locals might know Natalie as a finalist of the international TV competition, MasterChef but Natalie’s story is linked to the culinary world from childhood. Her four grandparents came from Europe to Argentina and opened a very well-known boutique food store called Luxor in the Belgrano neighborhood, offering delicious European dishes and bakery products. Natalie has fond memories of her grandparents taking her to the store ever since she was five. She would sit on the kitchen table, witnessing and tasting the delicious food made by the chef and his team. Her grandfather had an unusually refined taste when it came to food - he taught her that every meal should be an experience, not just a formality. That’s what Natalie intends to convey as a Traveling Spoon host.

In addition to being a professional chef with a culinary degree from the prestigious school IAG, Natalie is a graphic designer. Graphic design has had an impact on every aspect of her life, and in particular on her culinary development. With every culinary experience, Natalie tries to tell her guests a story by combining exquisite tastes, visually attractive presentation of food, a neat table setting and a stylish ambience.

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: (2-10 guests) Natalie will welcome you into her home in the beautiful Belgrano Chico neighborhood with a traditional papa and chorizo appetizer, a combination of sautéed potatoes with chorizo (Argentine’s most famous pork sausage) and a glass of vermouth. After your initial welcome, Natalie will lead you into her modern kitchen and offer you a corn-based, paprika and parmesan appetizer. She will then explain how she makes one of the most traditional dishes in Argentina, the “carbonada” using her secret ingredient.Carbonada is a delicious ossobuco stew, cooked for several hours along with traditional ingredients such as sweet potato, squash and corn. Natalie adds a distinctive personal touch to her carbonada by serving it inside home-made bread with a side of her special spicy sauce. Natalie is used to present her dishes and cooking techniques with a lot of detail on TV, so make sure you are ready to take mental notes, while you assist her in the making of this traditional dish.

In the winter, you will enjoy your meal in Natalie’s dining room, and in summer you will get to spend time in her garden and eat on the terrace. She can also offer a traditional Argentine barbecue option instead during spring and summer. Leave with a full stomach and a few of her recipes, including details on how to make one of Argentina’s classic dishes.

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.
  • Appetizer: sautéed potatoes with chorizo (Argentine’s most famous pork sausage)
  • Starter: corn-based, paprika and parmesan tortilla
  • Main: ossobuco stew with sweet potato, squash and corn
  • Dessert: dulce de leche mousse with a cognac sauce and toasted almonds
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $106
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $106
Alcohol
$14 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-4:00pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

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