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This gastronomical journey takes you throughout Peruv including the coast, highlands, and jungle. Try the different flavors throughout our cooking class and spoil your palate as you participate in the best culinary experience found in the city of Cusco, Peru.

THE STEPS:

Step 1: The Introduction
Our instructor/chef will provide an introduction to Peruvian culinary culture touching on the history, biodiversity, and geography of the subject while also explaining the different concepts and gastronomical theories surrounding it.

Step 2: Colors, Aromas, and Textures
Our market space provides all of the products one may find at the local San Pedro Market but in an organized, clean, and safe manner including Peruvian potato varieties, diverse types of aji peppers, corn, and quinoa.

Step 3: The Exotics
Because of its tropical location, Peru is home to many tropical fruit varieties and we will have the opportunity to enjoy sweet, acidic, and semi-sour seasonal fruits.

Step 4: A Sea of Flavors
Our first dish will be a delicate Peruvian ceviche made using fresh coastal fish with a mix of local ingredients that make it unique to Peru.

Step 5: Pisco O’Clock
During this step, we will enjoy Peru’s prized liquor, pisco, while learning its intriguing history. To finish this step we will prepare our pisco sour and chilcano de pisco cocktails.

Step 6: WOK-ing Time
After a demonstration and instruction given by our chef, all of the participants prepare lomo saltados utilizing wok sauteeing techniques. We will then enjoy our meal and provide the recipes of the dishes prepared during the class.

Why Choose Us?

  1. We provide a 100% participatory and personalized experiences for those with or without culinary experience
  2. Our products are of utmost quality, fresh, and are extremely carefully prepared
  3. We are chefs with more than 25 years of experience in Peru and abroad including in our restaurants Marcelo Batata Cocina Peruana and UCHU Peruvian Steakhouse, both of which are considered amongst the best in the city of Cusco
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Marcelo Batata Culinary Experiences
Overview
This half-day, chef-led, hands-on cooking class is designed to immerse you in Peruvian flavors and is the perfect way to spend a day in Cusco before or after adventures in the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. Learn about Peru's regional ingredients, practice cooking techniques, and prepare classic Peruvian dishes and cocktails including ceviche (marinated and seasoned raw fish), causa (potato terrine), and pisco sours made with Peru's national distilled alcohol.
Highlights
  • Cooking class for all levels
  • Learn to make classic Peruvian dishes and cocktails
  • Taste ingredients from around Peru
  • Great way to spend a day in Cusco between adventures
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Reviewed 1 week ago
AWESOME Experience. We loved every minute of this class!!!

Our group of 11 was in Peru for 2 weeks and this is definitely a highlight. Jose is informative and fun. The cooking class is a great education and introduction to Peruvian foods and history. The cooking is interactive and fun. We all agreed that...More

Thank Panbab
Reviewed 1 July 2018
History and entertainment

Even those in our group not excited about the idea of a cooking demo left with huge smiles. The morning was entertaining, informative and delicious. Five stars!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Enjoy the Cooking Class

We could learn a little about the peruvian cuisine and we had a lot of fun by cooking. Whether Pisco or Chevice everything was perfect.

Thank Ferdinand M
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Not just a cooking class

Jose's passion for Peruvian food, culture and history was conveyed to us in a delicious and educational few hours in his kitchen. We didn't just learn the how, but also the why, of Peruvian cuisine. Who knew there are over 3,000 types of potatoes in...More

Thank garylf53
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Cooking with flair!

What an awesome experience. Not only did we learn to make ceviche and "Alpacha" de lomo, we learnt so much about Peruvian history, culture, ingredients and got to make pisco sours. Peru has been the top culinary country for the last 4 - 5 years...More

Thank GuyJohannesburg
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Our class was arranged by our travel agent and it was just two of us, my wife and I. It looked like the facility could handle maybe 8-10 people at the most.
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Sorry for the delay, i have been traveling. They offer different classes. The one i took was the one pot cooking class which started around 9 in the morning and finished around noon. It was just myself and girlfriend... More
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