Cooking Class: Journey Through South American Cuisine

Join Chef Gustavo on a journey through the flavors and aromas of South American cuisine. You'll learn about customs and culture as you prepare dishes from Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela. Flavor-filled selections include ceviche with cilantro and spicy peppers and fresh quinoa salad with Manchego cheese. Next, you'll learn how to make a perfectly stuffed beef empanada and an arepa reina pepiada corn cake with avocado and fresh arugula, cilantro, spring onions and chicken. 


Peru: Ceviche 

Fish of the day, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and habanero peppers 

Bolivia: Quinoa Salad 

With fresh vegetables, jalapeño, Manchego cheese, lemon juice and olive oil

Argentina: Beef Empanada 

 With organic ground beef, onions, garlic, red bell peppers and boiled eggs 

Venezuela: Arepa Reina Pepiada 

Corn cake filled with arugula, avocado, cilantro, spring onions and chicken

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.
  • LabelsFusion, Date Night, Latin

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31 Oct 2021

Chef Gustavo is an amazing chef and teacher. Most notable is his emphasis on how the cooking experience is significant in both its flavors and connections made in the kitchen. He invites all into his kitchen as family and we could not have been more pleased with the evening.


17 Oct 2021

Excellent cooking class. In addition to great new cooking ideas and a delicious menu, I was very impressed by the focus on community and importance of sharing a meal. Thanks Chef Gustavo

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Yaqwasia T.

12 Aug 2019

I booked Fusion Date Night with Chef Gustavo for my fiance's birthday - and what an incredible experience!! Chef Gustavo is a true professional, who has years of culinary experience. He taught us many techniques and the food was absolutely delicious (I'm still dreaming about the salmon!). For dessert, we made crepes, with apples and dulce de leche, and had a blast learning to pan flip them. This is a wonderful experience that anyone would enjoy. Highly recommend. We will be booking another class soon :)

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Gustavo
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As owner and executive chef of the lively and eclectic Rumba Cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan district for 20 years, Chef Gustavo has a deep love and appreciation for Latin American cuisine. He brings international inspiration from his travels through Latin America, France, Spain and the Caribbean. Chef Gustavo studied at the prestigious L'Academie de Cuisine and is available to teach cooking classes in both English and Spanish.

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