7 Fuegos - A Cooking Lesson With a World Class Chef

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A technique refined over a century of gaucho and European migrant history, Siete Fuegos, or seven fires, describes Francis Mallmann's open-flame cooking techniques to prepare delicious steak. Ask our local travel experts to get you a one-on-one cooking lesson in the delicate art of this distinctly frontier cuisine. The class will also include an in-depth crash course in meat cutting, preparation and marinades. Remember that this is one of the finest quality beef and lamb in the whole world, and these master-chefs accord it the respect it deserves. You will come away a master of the Argentine open-flame, a skill you can then use to dazzle folks back home. 

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