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Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco provided by Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes

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Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco

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Take a deep dive into Peruvian culinary culture during 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.
  • 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
  • Learn how to make a Pisco sour, the national drink
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 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle Palacio 135, Cusco 08002, Peru
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beverages
  • Professional chef
  • 2-course dinner
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are able to accomodate any kind of food restriction: vegetarian, vegan, glutten free, lacto intolerant
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Original passport must be provided at beginning of course for tax purposes
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jdesalu wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions1 helpful vote
I often do cooking classes when I'm vacationing ion a country, and the Marcelo Batata course was among the most informative I've done, with the chef providing a detailed overview and history of the the dishes we prepared and Peruvian cuisine more broadly, including a discussion
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from GoPlaces17599978412, Manager at Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to see that you had a good experience. We hope you enjoyed your trip in Peru and the Peruvian cuisine!
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Walker1220 wrote a review Jan 2020
Orlando, Florida11 contributions6 helpful votes
Terrific cooking class where we learned not just about the foods of Peru but history, tradition and culture as well. Delicious food and came home with recipes as well!
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Response from GoPlaces17599978412, Manager at Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment! Great to see you learned a lot and that the food was delicious! Thanks for coming to our cooking class!
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sukiprice wrote a review Jan 2020
boston, ma16 contributions4 helpful votes
We didn’t have as much fun as other reviewers. Maybe it depends on the chef. We had a woman who was humorless, dry and delivered like a lecture. No trip to the market which would have been more fun than the educational room. Plus she didn’t even send us the recipes afterwards.
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Response from GoPlaces17599978412, Manager at Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment, Sukiprice. So sorry you didn´t have as much fun as you hoped for. We are always trying to make the best experience for everyone who visit our cooking class. We will take you opinion seriously for our next classes! About the recipes, we are always sending them, but maybe something went wrong. You can always send us an email and we will send you the recipes! Thank you again for your review.
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Gregory L wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia146 contributions11 helpful votes
Best time I had in Cusco! Alejandro was such a wonderful teacher and chef. Not only was this a cooking class, it was a history class in which you leave very knowledgeable about Peruvian cuisine. It is a rich history which I was really excited to learn about. And, I made my first
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from GoPlaces17599978412, Manager at Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Great to see you had so much fun and you were excited to learn about the Peruvian history and cuisine! Thanks for coming to our cooking class and thank you for this comment!
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Jonathan T wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington5 contributions2 helpful votes
i've been to quite a few cooking classes. and while practice makes better, i'd prefer not to have someone else review proper knife skills and have us spend 30-40 minutes chopping vegetables up. this cooking class actually had a designated sous chef! YOUR IN PERU! spending
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from GoPlaces17599978412, Manager at Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thanks for your comment, Jonathan! It's so good to see you had a good time learning about the Peruvian culture, history and cuisine. Hope you have had an amazing time in Peru!
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By: Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes
Extraordinary Peruvian Cooking experience
We were not sure what this cooking class was going to be like, but we learned so much about the history of food, cu
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Amazing cultural and culinarily experience
It was amazing experience with Chef Alesandro. He has a lot of history and culinarily knowledge, detailed explanati
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Look no further !
Jose was the ultimate chef/ host for our cooking class which featured TRUE Peruvian cuisine. The techniques we lear
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Fun, educational, and delicious!
We spent a magical afternoon with Jose learning about Peruvian food and cooking. Jose was so entertaining. He is a
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Cooking class with Jose
The only thing wrong with this class is that we didn't take it our first day in Cusco! We learned a lot of Peruvian
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Marcelo Batata Cooking Class in Peru
My family and I had the pleasure of taking the Peruvian cooking class with Jose Luis at Marcelo Batata and we had a
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Cooking class with Jose
We attended Jose’s cooking class and learned much more than how to cook Peruvian food. Jose talked about his countr
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Culinary tour un Cusco
A very delicious tour with Rose Luis Who sublimates the tasting with his knowkledges on the peruvian cooking histor
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Fabulous Experience
Chef Alejandro Castillo provided a unique and highly personalized experience in learning and appreciating classic P
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Ryan T
Outstanding Culinary Experience
My wife and I took a private cooking class after earning our appetites on the Inca Trail. The chef was extremely kn
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Unique experience
We have learned a lot, not only brings you closer to Peruvian cuisine but also to the history of Peru and why today
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Great start to our trip.
Highly recommend. Learn to make and eat ceviche the right way! We really enjoyed this cooking class. Our instruct
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Cooking class
Great introduction to original Peruan cuisine. Great Pisco Sour receipes, we'll try it at home surely.
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Taste of Peruvian History (including pisco tasting)
As well as being a master chef, Alejandro, was incredibly educated about Peruvian gastronomy and history. He was a
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What a pleasant surprise!
On our Peru excursion we had just 1 day in Cusco and half of that was planned by tour agent for this cooking class.
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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