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Pick-up at 9:30 am. Transportation from your location to the town of Adrogue (Duration 1 hour)
Arrive to Adrogue, a town buried deep in the Argentine culture. We start our journey by visiting a local bakery for a comprehensive lesson of traditional Argentine pastries and breads. See the variety of facturas (pastres in Castellano), and learn the difference between styles of Medialunas (famous Argentine croissants).
Interested to know why Argentina is world famous for its beef? We also make a short stop at a local butcher's shop to learn the various cuts of meat in Argentine. (Duration 15- 30 minutes.)
Next stop is at the Feria de Marmol, a colorful outdoor food market where locals gather to talk and buy what local farmers bring fresh that morning. For a fantastic source of insider's information; Teresita will go over the names of different fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, meat cuts, and South American spices throughout the fair. Peak into the Argentine culture and watch what goes on at this very traditional market. Stands go for several blocks and the area is closed to traffic.
The whole scenery is a must see if you are the "foddie" type of traveler; trucks filled with fresh fish, colorful fruits and vegetables, and a wide variety of small stands displaying all kind of spices and herbs is the reason why we choose to bring you here. The food and its creative and cheerful display speaks for itself. There is always more to these type of food markets than produce and artisanal food, it is a true reflection of the Argentine culture.
Duration 30-45 minutes
*Please note the Marmol food market is not a fancy market, it is still unspoiled by the ravages of mass tourism as opposed to food markets you can find in downtown Buenos Aires. It is a place where vendors still sell local produce, and the villagers still smile and greet. You won't find rows of stores selling French cheese or Italian olive oil. Instead, you will experience the real Argentinean town market. We selected this market because our main purpose of our culinary tours is to bring you closer to our culture.
Comprehensive, interactive Wine Tasting Lunch
South American taste inspired Menu
Arrive to Teresita's Home for a Wine Tasting Lunch were we blend premium Argentine wines, fine regional dishes and culture into an educational and entertaining event. Sommelier Cecilia Spinetto, a graduate from C.A.V.A and an Executive Chef at the Instituto Argentino de Gastronomia, is committed to your education of Argentinean wines. Whether you're a novice or long-time aficionado, Cecilia will deepen your appreciation for wine and food pairing.
Tapa: Marvelous fresh Pejerrey (marinated Patagonian silverside) with local harvested slow-roasted vegetables.
Champagne presented by the Sommelier; Saurus Patagonia, Espumante Extra Brut from Familia Schroeder
Tapa: Mouth-watering Teresita's Tucuman-style beef and Salta-style chicken empanadas.
Tapa: Creamy Andean Humita en Chala; light corn-husk wrapping humitas. They are similar to the spongier Central American Tamal. This is one of a kind Argentine dish that reflects South America's Incan heritage.
Paring Wine presented by the Sommelier: Colome, Torrontes Salteño from Bodegas Colome
Tapa: Prime beef tenderloin medallion with a light, sweet and luscious corn flan.
Paring Wine presented by the Sommelier: La Flor de Pulenta, Malbec from Mendoza
Sweet: Fresco goat cheese with walnut cayote jam
Paring Wine presented by the Sommelier: Cavas de Santos Moscatel de Alejandria de San Juan
Duration 2 hours
Transportation back to your location
Duration 1 hour
Tour price & details
Price: *USD 130 per person (Transportation, Guided Tour in English, Average 4 glasses of Wine, Tapas
Duration: approx. 6 hours.
Schedule: Thursdays only
Minimum of 6 people. If you are a party of 1 or more but less than 6, check with us we might have other people interested.