Mirta was born in the mountainous region of Mendoza, Argentina, which is most well-known for its wines and gorgeous landscapes. She grew up learning to cook from her grandmother, who cooked for a family-owned hotel in Mendoza, as well as from her Argentinian mother and Italian father. Mirta moved to the US in 1975 and has lived in NYC with her daughter ever since. For many years she worked as the personal assistant to a songwriter and philanthropist, planning and managing elaborate events for world leaders, politicians, musicians, and actors. Later in life, Mirta developed her own line of artisanal membrillo (quince paste and jelly) and Argentinian sweets, and she now makes and distributes them to restaurants and shops in the tri-state area. When she’s not cooking, Mirta loves to pursue her passions for art and music. She enjoys making masks and collecting Argentinian art, and she inherited her Italian grandfather’s love for opera.
It was nothing short of exceptional - Mirta was the most amazing, genuine host, and the food and cultural sharing made the experience. It was one of my favorite, most memorable days in the past six months. I cannot rave enough about how extraordinary the experience was, in large part due to Mirta.”