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Fun begins in a great location

We are part of Casa de Avila Hotel. The open kitchen is located next to the central courtyard of the hotel. With a great view during all the activity. So no hassle of heat and smoke but great company of birds singing and flowers. Our priority is to motivate you to participate as much as possible. No cooking experience is needed. Just good vibes and open minded

Price is about the same of a good meal in the city. And we have options for those with special food requirements. You have discounted prices if you take more than 1 Activity or if you are a Guest of Casa de Avila

This is how the Peruvian Cooking Activity takes place click picture

Fun requires a special beginnig

Once the group gets to the courtyard, you will be asked to wash your hands and get into the open Kitchen area. Aprons and equipment are there waiting for you. Select a place, dress yourself with apron and hat. And you are ready!

Everybody participates!

This is not a class. Its an activity where everybody prepares together a Peruvian Menu. Everybody peels, cuts, do pre elaborations, and cook. You turn into a Peruvian Cook!

We guide you step by step

Our Instructors will guide you to prepare your own Peruvian recipe. Ingredients and equivalents are described. Feel free to ask and experiment. It s about expressing yourself.

Original Peruvian Cuisine

No cheffs, real Peruvians. We want to show you how Peruvian families prepare recipes. Showing you details and secrets, we share our heritage with you. It's a cultural souvenir for you

Great time to socialize

During this almost two hours, participants are motivated to share their travel and life experiences. And after a while, everybody is a great friend. No presure. The best food needs happiness and friendshipness.

Now lets ejoy it together

. Its a grupal satisfaction to have the food ready. Like in a family: The best time. Sitting and sharing prepared food with the rest of us. Exchanging impressions and tips. And of course enjoying the famous Peruvian flavours. Enjoy your meal!.

What about the Market Tour?

Visiting San Camilo Market is a Must-Do while visiting Arequipa. This traditional market is located four blocks from Main Square. If you want to visit the market, please do what every local does: prepare a shopping list and buy it in the market. Fruits and veggies are great. You can also take a great breakfast there. We do not lead tours to take pictures because sellers don t earn money with them, and they need to sell in order to subsist. The market is not a museum.

The market is opened from 5 am in the morning to 5 pm. Best time to visit it is very early for breakfast time, or late afternoon after locals have finish buying.

Pictures are ok if you buy or spend some money in the market.

Book for the Pisco Lecture

Arequipa is one of the exclusive areas of Peru producing Pisco. A grapes brandy used to prepare "Pisco Sour", the famous Peruvian cocktail.

We will show you how Peruvians drink this original brandy, the social rules to manage it and the history back on its elaboration.

The lecture finishes with you preparing your own Pisco Sour! A great way to finish our Peruvian Cooking Experience!.

Includes tasting of Pisco and two cocktails per person. Book the activity together with the Peruvian Cooking Experience

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