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Private Cooking Class and Gastronomy Tour of Lima

Peru, Peru
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Get a taste for Lima’s world-class food scene during this 4.5-hour private cooking and gastronomy class. Learn about the historic and cultural origins of Peruvian cuisine as you shop for ingredients at the Lima market. Then learn to prepare one appetizer, a main course, and the country’s famous Pisco Sour cocktail with the help of a chef and local family. All ingredients, your cooking lesson and your meal are included.
  • Savor Peru's unique gastronomic culture during a shopping and cooking class
  • Shop for local ingredients at a Lima market
  • Learn about the indigenous, European, and Asian roots of Peruvian cuisine
  • Enjoy a starter, main course, and Pisco Sour during a meal hosted by a local family
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect trip for those interested in Peruvian food and culture
Receive a pickup from your hotel or from the Callao Cruise Terminal. Your start time is flexible based on your preference or your ship’s arrival.

As you head to the Peruvian market with your guide, listen as they explain the agricultural and cultural significance of the country’s one-of-a-kind food scene. In addition to thousands of years of Pre-Columbian history, a range of settlers from Europe and Asia have added their own distinct “stamp” on the country’s cooking.

Arrive at the market and explore the rows of stalls selling everything from meat to fruits and vegetables and more. After collecting the necessary ingredients for your class and meal, you’ll head to the home of a local family for your cooking lesson led by chef Dina. Get a step-by-step explanation of how to prepare one appetizer and one main course from your chef instructor. There will also be time to learn to make a Pisco Sour cocktail, thanks to the skills of bartender-guide Jhony.

Once your preparations are complete, you’ll sit down to a mouth-watering meal of local Peruvian favorites. A run-down of typical cooking recipes for your meal is listed below. Those who are vegetarian will also have a special food option available. At the end of the class, you’ll leave your instructor and hosts behind, returning to your hotel or cruise ship.



• Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes covered with a Peruvian cream sauce)
• Ceviche (Marinated seafood in lemon juice)
• Causa Rellena (like mashed potatoes) 

Main courses:

• Lomo Saltado (Slices of beef, potatoes, onions and tomatoes)
• Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and rice, Peruvian style)
• Aji de Gallina (Chicken with yellow chili, milk and french bread)


• Chicha Morada (Purple corn drink)
• Pisco Sour (our national drink)

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David and Zenobia were wonderful...
Robert J
, Apr 2017
David and Zenobia were wonderful guides through the marketplace. We had a chance to view the city from a local's point of view hint: never try to drive in Lima and were able to get a close-up view of how the residents really lived. The fact that my husband and I were the only guests on the tour made it extra special.

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