Home Hosted Dinner Tour

3 hours | Buenos Aires | B U E - 8 6 5
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Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

If you've ever visited an unfamiliar city and wondered what it would be like to live there, this intriguing home-hosted dinner tour was designed just for you. It brings you together with a host family for a delightful cultural exchange. It's likely the only way you'll be able to meet and interact socially with porteños who are equally intrigued about you and your way of life. And it centers around a delicious home-cooked meal and features roundtrip transportation from the pier!

The creators of this special evening dinner tour believe that by sharing a simple meal, the people of the world may one day share peace and security based on acceptance of each other's way of life. As you sit down at the family dinner table, the differences and similarities of your respective cultures come to light as you discuss matters of the day and dreams for the future.

You'll learn from each other and with different generations possibly present, you're sure to get a wide range of views. A father and son may be avid soccer fans holding the hope that Argentina will co-host the 2030 World Cup with Uruguay. A mother or daughter could be an expert tango dancer, painter, writer or classical musician. In Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city of over 13 million residents, there is a saying that a Porteño "speaks Spanish, eats Italian, dresses like a Frenchman and thinks he is an Englishman."

Sixty percent of Argentinians own their homes and often build additional rooms rather than moving to larger houses. The typical home-based meal generally revolves around asado, the national dish of Argentina. Both a cooking style (grilling) and an actual dish, it involves using coals and firewood & tending to the meat to make sure that it is grilled to perfection. Skirt and flank steak are common choices, simply seasoned and served up with a parsley pesto sauce called Chimichurri.

Another tradition is to serve beef or chicken empanadas with lime wedges. Grilled chorizo sausage, grilled vegetables and green salad are traditional accompaniments and fine Argentine Malbec is the beverage of choice. With a large loaf of rustic bread to soak up the extra Chimichurri sauce and a dessert of fruit or flan, the menu is complete.

If you're interested in trying the local tea, you may be introduced to Yerba mate, a popular traditional drink. There are several ways of drinking it, the most traditional of which is mate cebado. Hot water is poured over the leaves of the yerba plant (an evergreen shrub related to holly) in a mate (gourd), which is often decorated with silver. When the gourd is filled with water, the leaves expand and fill the mate. People drink through a bombilla (straw with a strainer) made of silver. It's all part of a cultural experience that broadens the mind while satisfying the appetite…so enjoy!

Special Notes:

Dinner menu maybe subject to change.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and transfer to Argentine Home Apartment

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
No

Home Hosted Dinner

Transport Capacity:
10
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board your transportation and return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:30
Restroom available:
No