Cooking Class - Ibero American Fusion

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Discover intense flavors derived from different Latin American inspirations with Chef Gustavo

Chef Gustavo's expertise makes him ready to offer a culinary journey to authentic Ibero-American flavors.

Discover the cuisine that is Ibero-American. This Latin American inspired cuisine offers unique dishes with one of a kind ingredients. You will receive a culinary tour of four tapas. These include succulent spinach patties, savory New York steak with a spicy white cheese sauce, divine shrimp that offer a burst of flavor, steamed rock fish that is sure to tickle your taste buds, and more. Expand your palate with these new flavors and book a class today!

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.


New York steak with a spicy pepper cheese sauce

Torrejas de Espinaca

Spinach patties

Camarones al Ajillo Picantitos

Sautéed shrimp with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, white wine and chile arbol

Pescado con Mojo de Cilantro

Steamed fish of the day with sweet potato purée, shallots and olive oil sauce

Meet your chef

Latin American cuisine is what Chef Gustavo is all about. As the owner and executive chef of Rumba Cafe in Adams Morgan for 20 years, he understands this cuisine more than anything else. His inspiration comes from his own travels through Latin America, the Caribbean, France, Spain, and more. He studied at L’Academie de Cuisine, and is fluent in French fare, as well. He is available to teach classes in both English and Spanish.

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Maris .


12 Jan 2022

Absolutely loved Chef Gustavo and his cooking class! He was so welcoming and made it a priority to show us that the meals we cooked in the class can be easily replicated at home. I enjoyed that it was a small group (only 6 people total) and that we were able to socialize, in addition to prep ingredients and help cook. Truly a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Brenda K.


06 Dec 2021

Chef Gustavo’s Ibero American fusion class was incredible. He was such an excellent teacher and friendly person to spend the evening with. He has so much experience and knowledge about cooking that it was wonderful to learn from him. He answered all our questions and more. The shrimp dish was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Will definitely return for another class with him.

Keyan K.


25 Oct 2021

I chose to take a class with chef Gustavo along with my partner for our anniversary. We both had a wonderful time. Chef's place was very cozy and immediately felt like home, which helped ease the unfamiliar feeling of going somewhere new. We were joined by two other people that came together and they were both wonderful people to meet during the evening. The food was fantastic, but the special part of the evening was the way chef Gustavo made the evening feel like a gathering of loved ones rather than a room full of strangers. We started off with some introductions and some safety tips before getting into the cooking. Once we began cooking the meal went along at a comfortable pace with chef Gustavo telling stories of his culinary journey to us as we enjoyed the food we all helped to prepare. I consider myself an intermediate home chef, and I learned a few things over the course of the evening, my partner is a little less experienced in the kitchen and she learned some things as well. What was impressive is that no matter your experience level, the environment was set so that everyone felt comfortable cooking and asking questions about what they were doing. I would say that the experience was like lightning in a bottle, but I have a feeling that chef Gustavo is good at making any group that goes into his kitchen feel happy to be there and excited to learn. Bottom line: I would absolutely book another experience with chef Gustavo, by all accounts everyone had a great time and the food was delicious. P.s. it may be a good idea to bring some Tupperware since there is a lot of food to eat (don't want to get too full after the first 2 courses)

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.

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