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Dumpling Party

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Cooking experience hosted by Marc And Patty

2.5 hours
Taiwanese
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Chef Patty will regale you with her personal stories, growing up in a traditional Chinese and Taiwanese family, opening her first famiily restaurant, and how the traditions were passed down from her mother and grandmother.

Next, we'll explore Taiwan, through its street food culture, sampling a series of popular street food tapas.

The skillset section starts out with basic rolling of the skins, or wrappers.

Three rounds of dumplings will go over 5-6 shapes, and 3 distinct stuffings: pork and ginger, pork soup dumplings, and vegan. Each round has a break for stuffing the students, too!

The competition is fierce, and there will be awards and trivia prizes throughout the event. If you happen to be the first to mention a "trigger word" in the story section, you will win a coveted "Make Way for Dumplings" tee shirt!

Finally, the closing ceremony, where we encourage students to take home left-overs (if there are any!)
Other things to note
If you have gluten sensitivity, we do not offer gluten free options, at this time. Currently we offer the class with pork filling and vegetarian filling. Custom fillings are possible for lg groups.

If you would like to bring a bottle of wine or some beer, it is BYO.
Chef Patty will regale you with her personal stories, growing up in a traditional Chinese and Taiwanese family, opening her first famiily restaurant, and how the traditions were passed down from her mother and grandmother.

Next, we'll explore Taiwan, through its street food culture, sampling a series of popular street food tapas.

The skillset section starts out with basic rolling of the skins, or wrappers.

Thre…

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What's included

  • Food
    Taiwan street food tapas
  • Drinks
    selection of hot teas
From $79
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$79 per person
$79 per person
Fri, Nov 27
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$79 per person
$79 per person
Sat, Nov 28
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person

Meet your host, Marc And Patty

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 62 Reviews
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Chef Patty Chen seeks to impart her passion for dumpling cooking upon each and every one of the class participants. She honors her family’s heritage and her own personal memories by carefully yet informally instructing students in the art of dumpling making. Here you will learn everything you need to know about dumpling making, from constructing the skin to creating the fillings to learning the five traditional folding and crimping techniques!
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Where you'll be

Dumpling school 001 begins the moment you walk into the lobby of the Windsor Inn. Chef Marco welcomes you to the Windsor Guesthouse., and prepares you for battle. Suit up, it's gonna get messy! Each student is empowered with their own workstation with tools, apron and hat. A light spread of tapas, tea and snacks is waiting on arrival. Chef Patty will be busy preparing the special sauces, and will introduce herself to the class

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Lisa
November 2020
Such fun for my daughters, my nieces and myself! We were looking for something safe to do together during Covid. After some initial discussion they were happy to mask up for our time together. The dumplings were varied and delicious. The teaching element was great. Support a local couple who is giving it their all!:)
Such fun for my daughters, my nieces and myself! We were looking for something safe to do together during Covid. After some initial discussion they were happy to mask up for our ti…
Bernadette
October 2020
I'm so happy I took this class. I learned a few different techniques on dumpling making, and making the dumplings was so much fun in their beautifully set up professional kitchen. The two of them are a great pair, both of them comical and lighthearted. I would take this class again anytime!
I'm so happy I took this class. I learned a few different techniques on dumpling making, and making the dumplings was so much fun in their beautifully set up professional kitchen.…
David
October 2020
While we were unsure what to do amid corona, we stumbled upon this Airbnb experience and thought, why not? While the outside of the building was very unassuming we were immediately relieved. The welcome we received felt as though we walked into a friends house. We were instantly given homemade mimosas, aprons, hats and shown the basic ingredients. The setup was in a conversational style and the focus was on a good time. Their stories, background and love of food translated into their instruction of dumpling making. While we recommend mentioning if you are vegan before hand, they luckily could accommodate in a short amount of time. The dumplings themselves did not disappoint, and the quantity was more than enough. We were sent home with to go boxes of the best dumplings that we’ve had in awhile. If you’re in Boston and looking for something off of the beaten path it’d be a shame to pass up this opportunity to make dumplings with friends you didn’t even know you had.
While we were unsure what to do amid corona, we stumbled upon this Airbnb experience and thought, why not? While the outside of the building was very unassuming we were immediate…
Argie
October 2020
Chef Marc and chef Patty were fantastic teachers! We learned so much about dumplings and how to make them that this made for the perfect afternoon.
Salvatore
October 2020
Had wonderful time with Marc and Patty who created a bespoke experience of wonderful food and great conversation. Their enthusiasm for food and life was an experience like sitting at the family kitchen table and learning how to cook a new dish. A special and intimate evening that I will remember.
Had wonderful time with Marc and Patty who created a bespoke experience of wonderful food and great conversation. Their enthusiasm for food and life was an experience like sitting…
Kristen
September 2020
Marc and Patty were just absolutely fabulous hosts and teachers! They were so welcoming and down to earth, we felt very connected to them and felt like we were family. We left with stomachs bigger, hearts fuller and smiles wider. 500% recommend and will be coming back and bringing others 💜
Marc and Patty were just absolutely fabulous hosts and teachers! They were so welcoming and down to earth, we felt very connected to them and felt like we were family. We left with…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring a healthy appetite...