Craft Argentine Pastries from Scratch with an Artisan Baker

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In a Nutshell

Lucila Giagrande reveals the secrets of making authentic “alfajores”—Argentine cookies filled with rich dulce de leche

The Fine Print

Expires May 8th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can bring their own apron if they prefer, though aprons will be provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for one admission to an Argentine pastry-making experience with Lucila Giagrande
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Groups meet at Lucila’s Homemade.

Each event is capped at 12 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 8 purchasers in order to take place.


What You’ll Do

In Argentina, when you sandwich a dollop of dulce de leche between two soft, buttery cookies, you get an alfajor. The delicious treat was originally brought to South America by Spanish colonists in the 19th century. Since then, it’s become Argentina’s national cookie, and is commonly eaten for breakfast, dessert, and whenever the mood to snack strikes. In this workshop, Argentina native Lucila Giagrande teaches you how to make alfajores yourself using ingredients with no preservatives, added colors, or added flavors, and a recipe that is impeccably loyal to its roots.

  • Craft Argentina’s National Cookie
    Argentina native and artisan baker Lucila Giagrande shows you how to make delicious alfajores using her authentic recipe

  • Take Your Treats Home
    Depart with a batch of freshly baked alfajores and the culinary chops to craft them in your own kitchen


Your Host

Lucila Giagrande Lucila Giagrande
Founder and Artisan Baker, Lucila’s Homemade

Lucila Giagrande comes from a small town in Argentina, where she grew up devouring pastries made with love and lots of dulce de leche by her mom, grandma and aunts. After moving to the US and having children, she started baking the alfajores at home and sharing them with friends. At their urging, she left a career in catering and founded Lucila’s Homemade. Her alfajores have been featured in Daily Candy and Time Out Chicago, making their “Best Things We Ate of 2011” list. Today, her treats can be found at local cafes, farmers’ markets, and specialty shops around town.


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