Meet your host Jorge at his home and drive to the local market together. Jorge will give you a tour of the market and you may even buy fresh ingredients to use in your cooking class later.Jorge offers a hands-on experience, where you will get to cook along with him in his small kitchen. The cooking portion of the experience will last for 1 hour and you will learn to make an appetizer and dessert. A few dishes that you might try are palta reina with tuna (tuna stuffed avocado), fresh bruschetta with Chilean canned mussel, pastel de papas (a classic dish made in Chilean homes, not always found in restaurants, it is something close to a shepherd’s pie) and Chilean Papayas with cream. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chilean culture and cuisine from a warm and welcoming local - you're sure in for a real treat!
Jorge and Mariela have the sweetest love story - The two met at a concert where Jorge was performing and instantly felt connected. Jorge is a professional musician who is quite popular and recognized in Chile. Mariela lives in Buenos Aires and has a degree in tourism; she has worked as a tour guide for 8 years. Her job has allowed her to travel around the world and she can even speak 3 languages - Spanish, English and Portuguese! Jorge and Mariela often shuttle between Santiago and Buenos Aires, so that they can spend more time together! Jorge learned cooking from his grandmother, who cooked for the whole family. You can expect an authentic, fresh, and delicious meal at Jorge and Mariela’s home while sharing stories, food, and music!