Gastronomy tours and cooking classes may be high on your must-do list for your luxury Peru vacation. We’re not surprised. As a globally recognized top culinary destination, Peru often lures travelers curious to discover its legendary cuisine first hand. Your Pacha Perú Explorers Designer can make that happen for you.
LIMA COOKING CLASS
Learning about Peruvian cuisine is practically a rite of passage for foodies in Lima. And while dining out in this gastronomic boomtown can be a truly enlightening experience, you won’t be able to recreate your favorite dishes without finding out what is happening in the kitchen. Pacha Perú can arrange a small-group cooking class at one of the best restaurants in town.
Students will be given a masterclass on ceviche and pisco sours from a professional chef, learning how to produce these classics for themselves. Vegetarians can opt to prepare a meat-and-fish-free ceviche instead.
If, after the class, you’re still hankering for further culinary discovery, Pacha Perú can arrange for gastronomy tours of Lima with the Lima Gourmet Company too.
CUSCO COOKING CLASS
Those who worship at the altar of Peruvian cuisine may already be familiar with name Marcelo Batata; this leading chef and his eponymous restaurant are famed for their interpretations of Peruvian cuisine. With Pacha Perú, aspiring foodies can attend a Marcelo Batata cooking class and learn the tricks of the trade from top Cusco chefs.
Over the course of four to five hours, this eight-step lesson guides participants through ins and outs of Peruvian gastronomy, from selecting produce all the way through to plating. After a broad introduction to Peruvian food culture, you’ll wander about a mock food market, touching, smelling and even tasting various spices and unfamiliar fruit, before preparing a multi-course feast, from appetizers through to a post-meal pisco sour.
As the continent’s leading gastronomic hot spot, it makes sense that Lima should host Latin America’s largest food festival. And what a fiesta Mistura is!
For 10 food-filled days, Mistura hosts hundreds of food booths and all kinds of events, master classes and exhibitions. Every year has a different theme; in 2015, for instance, artisanal food was the main focus of the festival. Try as many of the tasting plates as you can and see whether your personal favorites earn a coveted spot among the official festival award-winners.
If you want to attend Mistura as part of your personalized Peru trip, simply let your Pacha Perú Explorers planner know.