Lima, Peru

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Overview

Pleasure your palate with the flavor and flair of Peruvian cooking on a 4-hour guided cooking class tour of Lima. Discover the complex spice combinations used in typical Peruvian cuisine; explore a bustling market to purchase locally produced ingredients; then cook up a storm in the home of a local resident. Prepare delicious dishes such as zesty ceviche, chichi morada and causa limena as you sip a refreshing pisco sour. A personalized and intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
  • 4-hour cooking and dining experience in a private family home with a market visit
  • Discover Andean spices, fruits and vegetables at a busy local market in Miraflores
  • Travel like a local to a family home and learn Lima cooking techniques handed down over generations
  • Prepare classic Peruvian dishes, like ceviche, chichi morada and causa limeña
  • Mix up a delicious pisco sour using an original recipe
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
Greet your guide in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Miraflores and venture to a vibrant market to purchase locally sourced produce. Feast your senses upon the bright colors and enticing aromas of this culinary hub, sampling and purchasing as you stroll.

Browse over 300 types of chili peppers, gaining insight into their distinct flavors as your guide explains the uses of exotic ingredients; observe native Andean fruits and unfamiliar vegetables as your meander around the market.

Next, hop aboard a city bus and begin the journey to the home of your host, located in the native neighborhood of Chorrillos. Escape the tourist crowds of Lima as you enjoy a truly authentic cultural experience in the home of your newfound local friend, preparing ingredients for age-old recipes passed down through generations.

Under the guidance of your experienced host, uncover the secrets of locally inspired dishes; combine freshly caught fish with zesty finely diced onions, fiery chili and aromatic coriander for a classic ceviche; add zesty lime and chili to soft potatoes to create the sublime side dish of causa limena; and mix the refreshing beverage of chichi morada, a purple corn drink reputed to have healing properties.

After your hard work, take a seat at the table to feast upon the fruits of your labors. Enjoy convivial conversation and the explosive flavors of your freshly prepared meals before making your own way back to the tour’s original departure point.

Reviews

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S
, Apr 2018

Excellent tour and well worth doing.

P
, Jan 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul and her mother in their home. After quite a few restaurant cerviches and causas, it was VERY refreshing to experience home-cooked and self-made cerviche and causa see attached photo of causa based on long-time family recipes.

Because we had Paula with us, we bought several types of strange looking fruits from the market to try after dinner.

Taking the mass transit with Paul was interesting - we would not have take the freeway bus on our own otherwise.

W
, Jan 2018

Paula and her mom were amazing hosts and I had a lot of fun in the class! However, for the price it is really expensive and on top of the price we had to pay for transport back from the class to miraflores. The price should be much lower.

A
, Oct 2017

Had a great afternoon with Paula and her mum Mechita!

P
, Jul 2017

This was a great activity to expand our experience of Lima. Paula and her mother were very good hosts and it was good to enjoy cooking in the intimacy of their home after a visit to the local market. A treat and a privilege not to be missed.

P
, Jul 2017

We really enjoyed the food during our 2 weeks in Peru and participating in a hands-on Lima Home Cooked tour/cooking class to learn the secrets of how to make some of the great Peruvian dishes we loved was something else, an experience I would recommend to all.

Paula meet us and took us around to a local market to see the fresh foods that we were going to use and then we travelled like a local on the Lima bus system to Paula's mothers' home were all the food preparation was done, ready for us to start creating some wonder dishes and great memories. After learning many home cooked secrets we sat down and enjoyed the dishes we had just created while sipping Pisco sours. Paula and her mother were not only fantastic cooks but excellent hosts. At the end of the evening Paula arranged transport to get us safely back to our hotel. It was an excellent afternoon and evening and capped off a great time in Peru. Thanks Paula and her mum!

D
, Feb 2017

Wonderful experience, Paula and her mother are wonderful hosts. A great hands on cooking school. I would highly recommend this tour.

C
, Jan 2017

This was our favorite tour that we went on during our 31 day South American Princess cruise. We booked this tour with some trepidation due to the fact that we had never been in the country nor did we speak the language. We were met on time at the designated meeting spot by Paula who was so sweet, friendly and informative that we felt immediately at ease. We walked to a market where the locals shop and browsed the massive amount of fresh everything while Paula bought some things and we tasted a few samples. Paula then took us to the bus stop where we hopped on very interesting with the locals for the ride to Paula's families' beautiful and spotless home. There in the brightly colored open air kitchen we were taught how to cook, hands on, some delicious local dishes with the best ingredients. Everything was so much fun and comfortable, they were the perfect hostesses while also making us feel at home. We also loved learning how to make Pisco Sours after dinner. We felt absolutely safe everywhere we went with her. We laughed so much and had such a good time we didn't want to leave. When it was time to go she just called us an Uber who came in a new car and brought us safely back to our cruises meeting point. She emailed us recipes for everything we made. I would highly recommend this evening for everyone.

T
, Jan 2017

One of the best experiences we had in Lima! It was just the two of us and one other person. Our guide spoke fluent English and took us to a market that you could tell was not frequented by tourists love!. Our guide's mother ran the cooking class and was such a kind soul. I still remember things we made there they sent us a copy of the recipes too and wouldn't trade this experience for anything.

K
, Oct 2016

The Lima cooking class was a lot of fun, and a great way to get to know the people and cuisine of Peru. Paula and her mom were wonderful. We made a potato dish, followed by ceviche and pisco sours. All easy to make and delicious. A truly unforgettable evening.


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