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4-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata Restaurant in Cusco

  • Learn how to shop for fresh ingredients in a local market
  • In-depth commentary on Peru's culinary history from a chef guide
  • Step-by-step instructions for several dishes that you can recreate at home
4-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata Restaurant in Cusco
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4-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata Restaurant in Cusco
Take a deep dive into Peruvian culinary culture with this cooking class at Cusco's Marcelo Batata restaurant. Eating at local restaurants can give you a taste of the food, but learning to cook it yourself from an expert chef takes it to a new level. Accompany your host on a shopping trip to the San Pedro Market, before returning to the kitchen to learn typical Peruvian specialties.
What to Expect
Once you arrive, meet your chef/instructor and listen to a brief introduction on Peruvian cuisine. This class is geared toward curious travelers that want to learn by doing, not just by eating at local restaurants. Through the chef's commentary, come to understand the history of Peruvian cuisine in a way that you couldn't by simply tasting a few local delicacies.

Head to the San Pedro Market on a guided tour, where you'll learn how to pick out the best ingredients by color, aroma, and texture. Taste several varieties of exotic fruits endemic to Peru before returning to the restaurant's kitchen for your cooking lesson. Learn how to make dishes, such as ceviche with fresh fish, the national drink pisco sour, and lomo saltado (stir-fry dish). Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun-tastic!!! Definitely do it!

Chef Jose is a knowledgeable, funny, and charming host with the most! We were a group of 11, from 17 years old to 58, and every single one of us had a blast. You get to chop, dice, slice, cook with a wok over a...More

Thank Lynnelle D
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing food and an even better instructor!

My group of 11 did the 4-hour cooking class, and it was the highlight of my trip to Cusco! Our group had a wide age range, with the youngest being 18 and we all had a blast. Jose was simply the best! His passion for...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very educational, but overpriced

Very educational with a detailed class on the culinary and cultural background for Peru. The description on the website is accurate. I enjoyed our afternoon there and genuinely learned a lot, but I felt it was very stingy on volume of food provided, especially for...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Cooking Class we have done anywhere in the world.

Chef Jose is smart, charming, funny and passionate. My family and I (2 teenagers) loved the class. Highly recommend. We have done cooking classes on other trips that were excellent, this one was by far the best we have done anywhere.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A brilliant experience- a must do!

I attended this class with my husband, myself and our two teenage children. I was unsure how our two teenage children would like the class- but Alejandro make it an amazing experience to the extend that this was rated as one of the top things...More

Thank Linktravelers
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Kim T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it should take you 10-15 minutes to walk to Calle Palacio 135 for the cooking class.