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Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class with Market Tour, Exotic fruits

1. Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class with Market Tour, Exotic fruits

This is a Peruvian cooking class where you will learn how to cook dishes that all Peruvians will die for. Be prepared to enjoy, taste and be happy, the chefs and team will make your day unforgettable. This class is for people who love traditional food and want to make it at home! You'll love the relaxed atmosphere with no dull demo's, because the chefs believe in the hands-on approach. You will make an authentic Peruvian dish to tantalize your taste buds and later enjoy your achievements. To cook, use ceramic pots, the same as the ancestors did. This way keeps all the flavor natural. Choose from the following 4 great options featuring a variety of tasty dishes: Option 1, Fish: Main Course: "Pescado a la Chorrillana" , Fried onions, tomatoes, chili pepper and bay leaf, fish broth, and a Fish fillet cooked in low heat. Starter "Ceviche" the most popular dish among Peruvians. It is small size pieces of raw fish marinated in fresh aromatic lime juice tender onions, boiled sweet potatoes mixed with optional Andean hot chilis. Option 2, Chicken: Main Course: "Aji de Pollo" in English chili chicken (not spicy), consists of thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made with ají amarillo (non spicy yellow chilis), cheese, milk, and crunchy bread. Starter: "Causa Limeña" Mashed organic yellow potatoes seasoned with lime and aji (hot pepper), and filled with fresh seasonal local veggies (it's a mild dish) Option 3, Meat:  Main Course: "Lomo saltado", Beef tenderloin slices, sautéed with onions, tomatoes, aji (hot peppers but not spicy), and more spices. It is served with French fries and rice. Starter: "Papa Rellena" Little balls made of mashed potatoes filled with either meat or vegetables or quinoa. They're fried and served with "salsa criolla " Option 4, Vegetarian: Main Course: "Pimento Relleno", a stuffed capsicum, filled with fresh organic vegetables, quinoa and aromatic herbs from the north of the country. Starter: "Solterito" in English "Single men" with green peas, faba beans, Quinua! and olive oil.

Lima: Private Home-Cooking Tour

2. Lima: Private Home-Cooking Tour

Learn how to prepare traditional Peruvian recipes handed down over generations. This 4-hour Lima food tour takes you to a local family home for a cooking class. Before you visit the family you’ll stop at a local market to see the array of fruits, vegetables and fiery spices on offer – and maybe make some purchases as well. Travel like a local on a city bus to Chorrillos, a residential neighborhood away from the tourist areas. Meet Doña Mechita, a caring Peruvian mother and the best cook in her family. She’ll share her family’s recipes and traditions with you in her home, and you’ll learn about culinary practices from generations of local women. You’ll learn to prepare a classic ceviche, Peru’s national dish, made with fresh fish caught that day and a yummy mix of limes, onions, coriander, and a few other secret ingredients. You’ll also try a surprisingly good Maracuya drink. Never heard of it? This passion fruit drink is typical of Lima and is one of the most consumed beverages by limeños. Doña Mechita will also teach you to prepare a delicious causa limeña made with potatoes, chilies and lime to accompany your ceviche. In addition, you’ll enjoy a Pisco Sour, with a demonstration on how to make the drink using an original recipe.

Lima: Demo Cooking Class with Lunch at Cala Restaurant

3. Lima: Demo Cooking Class with Lunch at Cala Restaurant

Experience traditional Peruvian food in a demonstration cooking class at Cala in Lima, Peru. Learn how to make pisco sour and tiradito or causa. Enjoy lunch while taking in the views of the sea just outside the restaurant. First, arrive at Cala, a restaurant beside the Pacific Ocean. Then, get ready to participate in a demonstration class of delicious traditional food, tiradito or causa, and the pisco sour cocktail. “Tiradito” is a dish of sliced raw fish. "Causa" is made from mashed and seasoned potato, creating two tiers that are filled with chicken, tuna, crab, vegetables, or another ingredient. Pisco sour is a sweet mixture of lemon, egg, sugar, and pisco. Continue with a toast in front of the sea while you wait for lunch consisting of a traditional Peruvian dish. Vegetarian options are also available. Finish your day enjoying lunch and a scenic view on the terrace of Cala.

Lima: Cooking Class and Sightseeing Day Tour

4. Lima: Cooking Class and Sightseeing Day Tour

The capital of Peru has a growing reputation as a culinary hotspot and you’ll see why for yourself on this fun day tour of Lima. Take a cooking class, walk through a food market, explore the famous Palacio del Gobierno, learn about the local history, visit the underground catacombs, and more.  You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Lima at around 9:30 AM to be taken to one of the local markets. Once there, your guide will showcase the highlights of the market, taking you through and detailing the origins and farming of the produce – most of which is grown locally. After the walking tour, it’s time for the cooking class. The chef will start with an explanation of the different dishes and drinks you will prepare and help you to make the delicious meal before you enjoy it for yourself!  From there, you’ll continue the city tour, visiting the center of Lima and the Government Palace, the famous Palacio del Gobierno. You’ll see the main plaza and the many colonial buildings and your guide will teach you all about these historic sights. Finally, it’s time to visit the famous Saint Francisco Monastery and explore the impressive underground catacombs. After your full day of sights and tastes, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

5. Lima: Cooking Workshop and Water Circuit Tour

After picking you up from your accommodation in the afternoon, we collect all the guests for the tour and drive to the district of Barranco. Then, we arrive at the kitchen of a local Barranquina family, with an impressive ocean view over Pacifico. The family will teach us how to prepare one of Peru’s most famous dishes, Fish Ceviche, accompanied by the blessed liquor el pisco sour. You are assigned your own ingredients and with the help of Chef Arturo, you can prepare the ceviche and pisco sour, while learning about the history and origins of these local delicacies. After finishing our cooking workshop, we will visit the Magic Water Circuit. This impressive park is located a few minutes from the historic center of Lima. The Magic Water Circuit is an icon of the city, and a symbol of the reinvigoration of public spaces in the area. After enjoying an incredible show of music, water, sound and laser lights, we will take you back to your accommodation.

Lima: Barranco & Miraflores, Gastronomic Experience & Lunch

6. Lima: Barranco & Miraflores, Gastronomic Experience & Lunch

Immerse yourself in Peruvian food and drinks during this 3-hour gastronomic experience. Enjoy a tasting of Peru’s best flavors. Learn how to make the famous pisco sour cocktail and a traditional Peruvian dish. Start with a scenic tour of the boardwalk in Lima. Cross the bohemian district of Barranco and the modern district of Miraflores. Pass by Love Park to admire an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean. After the tour, make your way to a thematic restaurant for your masterclass. Participate in a cocktail-making class, learning how to prepare the famous pisco sour. Experience a hands-on, interactive course as you learn how to prepare the perfect Pisco Sour. After crafting the national cocktail of Peru, continue to a cooking class. Follow an expert as they walk you through the process of making a typical Peruvian dish. At the of the classes, taste and toast with the best flavors of Peru. Feast on a delicious lunch overlooking the sea. This activity can be adapted to vegetarians upon request. At the end of your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Lima.

Local Market & Participative Cooking Class at Urban Kitchen

7. Local Market & Participative Cooking Class at Urban Kitchen

You will be transferred from your hotel to the farmers market of San Isidro, where the day’s culinary experience begins. There, you will discover the stands and main ingredients used in Peruvian cooking, accompanied by a Peruvian chef. Learn about the flavours locals love the most, and take in the aromas and flavours around you. After exploring the market and all it has to offer, you will be transferred to Urban Kitchen to take part in a cooking lesson, where a chef will demonstrate local delicacies for you to make. After this fun experience, you can enjoy the delicious dishes prepared in class. Finally, you will return to the hotel and take your learnings home to prepare Peruvian food whenever you like.

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What people are saying about Lima

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

I was picked up on time and taken to a local market where we bought the ingredients. A lot was explained to me about the Peruvian vegetables and fruits. Then we went to the kitchen, where we prepared 4 different things: Peruvian snacks, fruits, Causa and Lomo Saltado. The chef was so nice and friendly and the food was delicious. Can only recommend the tour!

Loved the water show, the cooking workshop! But, most of all I learned so much about Peru from my guide. As we walked along the streets she knew everything about the areas, buildings, who lived there..! She was amazing! I wish I'd met her on my first day, it would have given me even more to discover!! Highly recommend! My brain cannot remember her name?

my guide and the chef were amazing!! first stop the market for fresh ingredients with a tour and facts about the market. then to the kitchen where I learned to make my own ceviche! there was also 2 people from Colombia and we did all the preparations! ceviche, pisco sour, stir fry. I bought a clay pot to take back home!!!

Highly recommend!! You will go to the market to learn about the different fruits and vegetables with the chefs. You will make a 3 course meal with snacks and learn about the history of Peru and their food. The chefs were incredible and so friendly. Be sure to wear your stretchy pants, you will be eating A LOT!!

Amazing! Had a wonderful time at the market. Then we started cooking and chatting. It was just like home with my circle of friends. We shared stories and tips and tradition. Would do it again just for the amazing company and the food was excellent! So much fun.