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Merci´s culinary delights

La Habana, CubaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Nathalie

2.5 hours
Cuban cuisine
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Spanish, English, Russian

What you'll do

Travelers can take cooking classes through the preparation of traditional Cuban meals, as well as provide opinions and participate. First we will go to the 40A market, located in front of the house, in search of the ingredients which will be use, it would be appropriate for visitors to come prepared with a notebook and a pencil to take notes, if they consider it necessary. At the end of the preparation of the dish you will taste the recipe, creating at the same time a space for sharing and good time in a family atmosphere. Subsequently, will be discussed the experience, recommendations and if the students were satisfied with the class . Offering a home and not a place will allow us to know our practices, points of view and authenticity through typical Cuban dishes.
Other things to note
The time of the classes will be according to time of preparation of the recipe. Recommendations are also accepted in case travelers want to taste something specific.
Travelers can take cooking classes through the preparation of traditional Cuban meals, as well as provide opinions and participate. First we will go to the 40A market, located in front of the house, in search of the ingredients which will be use, it would be appropriate for visitors to come prepared with a notebook and a pencil to take notes, if they consider it necessary. At the end of the preparation of the dish you will taste the recipe, creat…

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What's included

  • Food
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  • Drinks
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From $28
/ person
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Meet your host, Nathalie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
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Merci´s culinary delights arise as a new experience which allows you to know the typical Cuban costumes through Cuban traditional recipes tasting. This is a unique opportunity for you to share and have a great time in a cuban familiar environment and to know about its viewpoints, wonts and authenticities. Kill two million birds with the same stone. We offer you a home, no mere place!
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Where you'll be

Classes will be held in our apartment, as the first step will go to the market in front of the house to buy the right foods for each dish, as well as add some that are innovative according to the views of visitors. It will continue with the preparation of the food at home and then it will be tasted together. At the end, the experience will be assessed through opinions and recommendations if they give place.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Michelle
February 2020
Merci and Nathalie are awesome! We felt like she was our abuelita teaching us how to cook a family recipe. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind, authentic experience. You won't be disappointed!
Johanna
February 2020
The cooking class at Mercis and Nathalies house was really special. We were taught how to cook a typical cuban meal and had a lot of fun preparing it together. The event hosts are super welcoming and open to all the questions coming up in the cooking process. I can definitly recommend the experience at their place. :)
The cooking class at Mercis and Nathalies house was really special. We were taught how to cook a typical cuban meal and had a lot of fun preparing it together. The event hosts are…
Александр
February 2020
Как в гостях у друзей...можно спрашивать и узнать много о Кубе на русском языке.
Brittney
September 2019
Absolutely book this experience. Nathalie and her family are wonderful and so welcoming. Merci was not available to do this experience, but Nathalie's mother-in-law filled in and cooked for us an incredible meal. The family made us feel at home and were so friendly. We learned how to prepare several Cuban dishes, which then we all ate together. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend this experience and I will definitely be returning in the future.
Absolutely book this experience. Nathalie and her family are wonderful and so welcoming. Merci was not available to do this experience, but Nathalie's mother-in-law filled in and…
Lauren
September 2019
We’d highly recommend this experience. The hosts welcomed us into their home with open arms and were very friendly. The meal that we made was delicious! We learned a lot about the Cuban culture from the hosts as well.
Mikhail
July 2019
Спасибо огромное за душевную обстановку . Было очень приятное общение и знакомство с кубинской жизнью и кухней.

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.
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Soy-free
Gluten-free
Vegetarian
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free
Vegan
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Paper and pencil to take notes