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.
What will we 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.
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.
-Non alcoholic beverages
What to bring?
Comfortable clothes, curiosity, and a hunger for knowledge and delicious food.