Culinary Peru (2 Days 1 Night)

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Culinary Peru (2 Days 1 Night)

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The riches of Peru are not only limited to its grand mountains, famous archaeological landmarks and colourful culture. Apart from the food enthusiasts, or ‘foodies’, many people may not know that Peru is one of the gastronomical capitals of the world. Peru’s starkly different regions enable a vast variety of cuisine. A culinary tour of two of Peru’s most famed cities will permit you to explore its delicious gastronomy. Ranging from the origin of the diverse types of cuisine to the local ingredients, which help make the most special dishes. You will visit markets, become acquainted with local chefs, gather recipes and above all enjoy tasting the delicacies of this special cuisine, which has lately started to expand to the rest of the world.

You will start off in Lima, home to some of the world most distinguished chefs and top rated restaurants. The food here has many foreign influences and uses these in conjunction with the fabulous seafood to create unforgettable dishes. Moving down the coast and inland you will find yourself in the ancient capital of the Incas, Cusco. Here you will discover traditional food that is full of flavor and heart.

This program does not have any requirements other than a passion for food!

*Please note: This tour is recommended as part of a bigger trip in Peru and accommodation is only provided in Lima. The two days of cooking activities can be consecutive or spread out to adjust to your schedule.

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Day 1: Lima

Your first day of this culinary excursion will be in Lima- the food capital of Peru. The food in Lima is hailed by experts as some of the best and most creative in the work. The biggest foreign influences being from China and Japan. This makes for some very creative dishes. You will be met at your hotel by your guide and taken to the cooking school, SkyKitchen, which is located in the Miraflores district. Not only will you learn about cooking food, but you will learn about the important culture of food. Your guide will start off by explaining about the different food districts and highlight some of the special restaurants and dishes. Your chef will then meet you at the fish markets, where they will explain the importance of choosing the correct cuts for cooking. You have the opportunity to select your own in preparation for cooking. Back at the SkyKitchen premises you will learn more about the ingredients and the preparation of typical dishes. With the aid of your chef, you will prepare a 4-course meal. Finally, you can enjoy your completed dishes (paired with a lovely glass of wine!) on the rooftop terrace overlooking

Miraflores.

Day 2: Lima- Cusco

*It is important to note that this trip is flexile. Depending on your flight, your days of activity can be consecutive or start of another day.

On your second day of this culinary tour, you will be collected by your guide and taken to the classes at Marcello Batata and The Peruvian Cooking Classes/ Bonbonao Chocolate School. Here you will receive a briefing on the day’s activities, while enjoying a cup of traditional coca tea. The city of Cusco will invite you to experience a more rural, country gastronomy. You will actively participate in the preparation of dishes based on unique techniques, at the time you broaden your culinary and cultural horizons. Food is a focal point of Peruvian life. Families hold meals times as dear occasions, as well as the act of actually preparing the meal together. Your guide and chef will take you to the San Pedro market of Cusco City to pick the ingredients for your meal. You will talk to local vendors about their produce and try the exotic fruits and vegetables. Your chef will encourage a discussion around your chosen menu and you will bring these ingredients back to the kitchen. You will have a hands on experience, under the supervision of the chef, to create you typical Cusquenian meal. You can once again enjoy your creation in a beautiful restaurant setting.

* You have the option to go to the chocolate school to create some unique flavors whilst enjoying a Pisco Sour.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Full day at cooking school in Lima.
  • Full day at cooking school in Cusco.
  • Briefings and assistance from professional guide- fluent in English.
  • 1 night accommodation in Lima.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation in Cusco.
  • Flights from Lima to Cusco.

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WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Original passport.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports.
  • Immigration card.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount).

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