Spend some time with one of Lima’s local chefs and learn how to make Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. Shop for your meal’s ingredients at the local market — choosing the freshest, most colorful ingredients. Let her graciously welcome you into her home as she teaches you how to prepare authentic Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. The best part? You will learn this dishes in a hands-on manner; that way, you’ll be able to recreate them at home and conjure up memories of Peru in your own kitchen, whenever the mood strikes you.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 10:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Lima isn’t just the capital of Peru, it’s also a thriving cosmopolitan city, and a mecca for gourmands. In Lima, you’ll find internationally award-winning cuisine. So feel free to spend your days walking around as you explore museums, shop for mementos and unique finds, and admire historical architecture — it will help you work up an appetite. This particular tour will take you to the Miraflores District; this upscale enclave is south of downtown and offers easy access to department stores, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. So, if you want to explore the area after your lesson, there will be plenty to do!
A Market Fresh Meal
Who knew cultural exchange could be so delicious? Join a Peruvian chef in the Miraflores District as you spend 3.5 hours learning how to make a variety of Peruvian foods and drinks. Your adventure begins by shopping at the local market — a chef must source the freshest ingredients! Observe the hustle and bustle of the city as you choose the ingredients you will soon turn into a delicious and memorable meal. As fun as this outing will be, this is just the beginning…
Conjure Up A Delicious Memory
Next, it’s time to head home. Be graciously welcomed into your chef’s kitchen (also known as a chef’s sacred space), and let her/him teach you about the origins of dishes such as ceviche, lomo saltado, and causa limeña while you enjoy a hands-on cooking lessons. You’ll also be able to toast to your work with beverages such as the ‘chilcano’ — a lighter and easier to prepare beverage than the well-known ‘pisco sour.’ If you’re a host or hostess who serves cocktails but prefers not to drink them, never fear — your chef is as conscientous as you are, and will have soft drinks available to you throughout the entirety of your lesson at his/her home.
Served Right on Time…
Barring extenuating circumstances, you can anticipate the following itinerary for this tour:
10:30 a.m. Meet at the main entrance of Market No. 1 of Surquillo to enjoy a small tour and explore the flavors and ingredients of the marketplace.
11:10 a.m. Transfer to your Chef’s house (approximately 10-minutes).
11:35 a.m. Sample a ‘Chilcano’ at the beginning of your course, then proceed to the demonstration on preparing Lima and Ceviche Cause.
12:15 p.m. Appetizers consisting of the first portion of your meal.
12:45 p.m. The demonstration/preparation of Lomo Saltado.
01:15 p.m. Lunch consisting of the second portion of your meal.
02:00 p.m. The end of a delicious experience.
Being served a delicious meal is a pleasant experience, but it can’t compare to learning how to create one time and time again with your own hands. Bring a little of Peru’s hearty, award-winning cuisine home with you when you book this amazing cultural and culinary experience. To add even more memories to this getaway, let your Anywhere Local Expert manage all of your trip’s tours, accommodations, and transportation. We’ll focus on the logistics so that you can focus on savoring the experience.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes, curiosity, and a hunger for knowledge and delicious food.
Visit to the local market and a cooking class at the home of a local chef.
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