An Olive Oil Tasting and Cooking Class Experience at Pan y Oliva (Bread and Olive) Restaurant (private tour)

  • Put on your apron and step into the role of an Argentine chef, with a delightful cooking class

Prepare to tempt your taste buds and test your cooking skills as you tour an olive oil production facility and take a cooking class at the Pan y Oliva restaurant, located at the prestigious Bodega Familia Zuccardi winery, in the heart of Mendoza’s wine country. This unique experience allows you to learn about olive oil production and taste the oils made fresh from the olives grown on the ground of the winery. Then it’s time to put on your apron as you learn how to prepare traditional Argentine dishes and sample those dishes paired with the perfect Argentine wines.

Our day starts off as we arrive at Familia Zuccardi and take a tour of the olive oil production facility. After wine, olive oil is one of Mendoza’s most plentiful natural resources, and Familia Zuccardi is known for producing some of the best quality olive oils in the region. We’ll learn about the whole process of making olive oil and then sample some of the delicious finished product.

Next it’s time to head over to Pan y Oliva, one of two restaurants located at Familia Zuccardi, known for its fresh take on pastas, salads, tapas, with the incorporation of olive oil. First we’ll take a trip out to the organic garden and harvest vegetables that we’ll be using to prepare dishes in our cooking class. Now it’s time to get cooking! We’ll be guided by a chef as we learn how to use regional product to prepare tasty traditional dishes. After we’re done cooking, we’ll head out into the dining from to enjoy lunch and house wines.

Our olive oil and cooking class experience concludes with a ride back to our hotel and the pleasure of having learned about local olive oil production as well as some of the secrets of the Argentine cuisine.

Difficulty: none.

Duration: long half day (approximately 6 to 7 hours from the time you leave your hotel until you return).

Guide: private guide.

Vehicle: private vehicle.

Includes: lunch with 1 non-alcoholic beverages & wine .