This tour of Peruvian culinary excellence will introduce you to a new dimension of sustainable cuisine. On this culinary tasting tour Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will show you how he makes award-winning dishes with ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 10:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Chef Schiaffino got his cooking education in the U.S., at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF). He refined his technique in fine dining establishments in Italy before coming to Peru to open Malabar, one of Lima’s most critically acclaimed restaurants. His cooking has contributed so much to Peruvian cuisine that the Peruvian government has honored him with the prestigious Malak award.
Your tasting experience begins with a tour of a local market. There you’ll get to see and smell the raw ingredients that Chef Schiaffino brings to his kitchen. Fruits like cherimoyas, aguaymantos, and lúcumas are unforgettably luscious.
Back at the kitchen, your class will don aprons and learn how to create a couple of Peruvian specialties with the help of the master chef. To make a pisco sour, you’ll top Peruvian brandy with egg white foam and a dash of exotic bitters. Next you’ll get to make ceviche, a dish of fresh fish marinated in citrus juice. It’s typically seasoned with spicy peppers and served alongside sweet potatoes and plump corn kernels. While this dish is popular all over South America, the Peruvian version has put it on the map.
After your cooking adventure, the real tasting begins. Your lunch will consist of Chef Schiaffino’s 5-course tasting menu, which includes coffee and infusions. At the end of the tasting you’ll get a copy of one his recipes to take home. This tour offers valuable insight into an important trend in upscale dining – we’re all aware of the importance of preserving the rainforest, but not everyone knows about its delicious potential.
What to Bring
Money for tips and alcoholic beverages.
Guided tour with Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, transportation, refreshments, 5-course tasting lunch, cooking equipment, and a copy of one of the recipes.
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Similar things to do
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.
Venture out at night to explore what the Spanish referred to as the “City of Kings.” On this nighttime tour, see the pale colonial buildings of historic Lima lit up in stark relief against the night sky. Once you’ve had your fill of colonial splendor, switch gears and experience the culture of provincial Peru with dinner and a show. The evening’s entertainment includes lively folk dances, and a buffet that showcases the best of local dishes.