11 and older
Mirta’s zest for life and passion for her country of Argentina will immediately impress you as she welcomes you to her art-filled home. She will greet you with a hot cup of mate, the traditional herbal tea of Argentina, along with an assortment of snacks, which may include toasted Argentinian bread, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie from her local Argentinian butcher, and her homemade dulce de membrillo (quince paste and jelly).
She will then lead you through the mate ceremony, which will incorporate her gorgeous collection of handmade mate cups and utensils.
Mirta learned to cook while growing up in the mountainous wine country of Mendoza and was influenced by her family’s Spanish and Italian heritage. Her artistry and love of cooking shines through in all of her dishes, which are each presented beautifully and with a deep respect for the history and traditions behind them. At the end of the day you’ll go home newly inspired with all the recipes and a shopping guide to Mirta’s favorite food markets.
Menu for Immersion Workshop #3 (Non-Vegetarian)
Croquetas de Espinaca (Spinach Croquettes)
A creamy mixture of cooked spinach, leeks, bell peppers, salsa blanca, Parmesan, and ricotta cheese lightly fried into crisp croquettes
Entraña a la Parilla (Grilled Argentinian Skirt Steak)
Skin-on skirt steak (as it's sold in Argentinian butcher shops) cooked over a hot grill.
Papas al Horno con Hierbas (Roasted Potatoes with Herbs)
Cubed potatoes roasted with rosemary, thyme, and oregano. A perfect accompaniment to grilled steak.
Beet, Carrot, and Onion Salad.
Thinly shredded raw vegetables tossed with a light dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and oregano.
Peras al Malbec (Pears in Malbec)
Pears poached in the famed wine of Mendoza, Malbec, and served chilled with a lightly sweetened chantilly cream.
* Food Allergies: This menu includes dairy, eggs, tree nuts, and wheat.
All Immersion workshops include a light lunch and beverage, 3 hours of hands-on cooking instruction, a full dinner, a recipe packet, and a shopping guide.