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Enjoy a mouth-watering introduction to Chile’s traditional cuisine with this private 6-hour tour and cooking demonstration in Santiago. Shop for seasonal ingredients and spices at the bustling La Vega and Mercado Central markets, then help prepare a range of authentic local dishes at a chef’s home kitchen. Pick up expert tips and tricks to help you recreate the recipes at home, then tuck into a delicious 3-course meal, accompanied by cocktails and coffee. 

Highlights

  • 6-hour private culinary tour with lunch in a local Santiago home
  • Visit two markets, La Vega Central and Mercado Central, for ingredients
  • Enjoy a cocktail and starters as you watch a cooking demonstration by an expert chef
  • Assist in the preparation of the main course, side dish and salad
  • Dine on a delicious lunch paired with wine, plus dessert and coffee/tea
  • Take home authentic recipes from a selection of cookbooks

What You Can Expect

Experience Santiago: Private Food Markets Tour with Cooking Demo and Homemade Lunch

Snack on sopaipillas

After hotel pickup in Santiago, start your culinary adventure at two of the city’s most vibrant markets – La Vega Central and Mercado Central – for an abundance of local produce and fresh fish. Browse the aisles for spices and seasonal foods as you choose ingredients with your knowledgeable guide.

Next, head to a modern, private home located in the fashionable neighborhood of Vitacura, and meet your friendly culinary host and chef. Make yourself comfortable as you snack on starters and sip a quality microbrew or cocktail. Enjoy a fine selection of local cheeses, gourmet pate and spreads, and sopaipillas – delicious, deep-fried pastries made from pumpkin dough!

Learn about Chilean culinary history and present-day food culture with a quick introduction to the local cuisine as you watch the chef’s cooking demonstration in the kitchen. Look over a selection of cookbooks, and assist in preparing and cooking the meal if you choose.

Then, dine on a main course of fresh fish such as fried merluza austral (vegetarian or vegan dishes available upon request), along with a side dish like picante and a hot arugula salad – paired with a bottle of wine (Maipo or Casablanca Valley reserve). Make sure to save room for dessert – a rich selection of Chile’s favorite sweet dishes, including ice cream.

Enjoy delightful conversation with your host as you complete your meal with coffee or herbal tea. Before drop-off at your hotel, you’ll receive printed recipes of the food and drinks to take home with you, so you can show off your new culinary expertise!

Note: Options for vegetarians, vegans or other special diets are available upon request. Please inform the tour operator about any dietary restrictions in advance.

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