AUTHENTIC PERUVIAN FUSION CUISINE
With a meals at top Peruvian restaurants, intimate conversations with restaurateurs and chefs, and a cooking ceremony in a local village, you will truly explore the many facets of Peruvian culture through its rich culinary heritage. You will even learn about the ancient Incan influence on food cultivation through visits to select archaeological sites.
Your culinary experiences in Lima will include a ceviche demonstration from a true master, an intimate visit and tasting menu at one of Peru’s top Chifa (Chinese-Peruvian) restaurants, and dining at a Nikei (Japanese-Peruvian) restaurant that is one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. You will also learn about Peruvian coffee, sample traditional Peruvian desserts, and taste Pisco, the famous Peruvian liquor made by distilling grape wine.
In Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will enjoy a Peruvian cooking class, explore the Maras salt ponds and the agricultural ruins of Moray, and visit local markets. A particular highlight is a visit to a local village where you will take part in a Pachamanca. Join the village women as they built an earth oven and use to create a feast of meat, vegetables and potatoes that you will enjoy as their special guests.