What you'll do
*If there is another time slot your interested in please contact me and I will try to accommodate you* We will make authentic Puerto Rican foods, paired with an Island inspired cocktail. All made by you! Salsa Music playing while delicious smells fill the air! All while learning about Puerto Rican Culture! I will teach you to make sofrito, which is a staple in every PR kitchen, as well as PR style rice and beans. Then, depending on your preference, we will make a variety of foods: Apps: Passionfruit wings with Sofrito Mayo Ensalada de cameron (shrimp salad) Bacalaito (salted cod fritters) Salad,Tostones and garlic sauce Pastelitos (empanadas beef,chicken,cheese) Alcapurrias (yuca/plantain fritters with beef or vegetarian) Entrees: Jibarito Sandwich (crispy plantain sandwich, steak or chicken) Mofongo (mashed plantains with garlic, chicken or shrimp) Bistec Ensabollado (steak with onions) Pollo Guisado Criollo with Rice (Stewed chicken in a vegetable sauce) Garlic Rubbed baked chicken (pollo al horno) Pasteles (banana leaf wrapped plantain/yuca flour, meat or veggie) Dessert: Guava Pantella Cake with fresh fruit and many more. We also have more vegan/vegetaria
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Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
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Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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Classically trained NYC bartender and foodie with a lot of love for my culture! Living in Queens since 86'. I have spent my whole life traveling back and forth to Puerto Rico. I have a great perspective on life on "the mainland" as we say on the island. I adore both NY and Puerto Rico and my main goal is to bring a positive perspective and shed light on the greatness and ingenuity of our culture. So all this while filling your belly's with delicious food YOU are gonna learn to make! If you decide to enjoy this experience with me I can guarantee a great time and lots to learn!
Island Lunch or Dinner I will provide a Lunch or Dinner of typical Puerto Rican Dishes you can make at home with a…
Cocktails I will create a delicious cocktail to include with the dinner limit is 2 per Adult over 21.
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Where you'll be
This experience will be held in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. It's a great neighborhood with rich history and relaxed vibe for NYC. The neighborhood is full of cute bars you can pop into after your class if you feel like continuing the evening! Or check out the famous Astoria Park, with amazing views of the city!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
You can reach me via @islandlifekitchen Instagram for more pictures and questions! Please be on time for the class, due to time restraints I can't go past the allotted time.
Learn Puerto Rican Cooking/ Cocktails