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.