Tropical Cooking Class
Take this tour to experience traditional Costa Rican food and to help create a three-course meal. The kitchen has a view of the Arenal Volcano, and the evening comes with all-you-can-drink cocktails. Everyone is welcome — from experienced home chefs to visitors who are really only interested in the tasty final product.
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The menu here focuses on fresh Costa Rican ingredients, with selections like mint mojitos and zesty ceviche. Chef Scott Alan bills himself as a “tropical food chef,” and he’s happy to share his expertise. As you cook, he’ll tell you about how the ingredients get from the farm to his table. Some of the recipes might be familiar to North American audiences, but they all come with a fruity Costa Rican twist.
Best of all, you can choose how much you want to cook – ask the chef for cooking tips as much as you want, or simply sit back with your drink and watch as your meal is lovingly prepared. Either way, the sunny, open-plan kitchen is a lovely place to unwind. It’s also easily accessible from the town of La Fortuna, located a short distance from the famous La Fortuna Waterfall.
What to Bring
Close-toed shoes and money for tips.
Three-course meals, unlimited drinks, and transportation.
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Loved it! Scott and his assistants were wonderful. The view of the volcano from the third floor kitchen was fantastic. The food we prepared was all based on typical Costa Rican dishes. We learned a lot and had a Delicious dinner!
Chef Scott Allen was warm, amusing and very skilled. We had a wonderful experience cooking and our food was plentiful and delicious. Enjoyed feeding the dogs and appreciated out contribution to Scott's dog rescue effort.
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