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Peruvian Cooking Experience

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Address: Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 213177
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you...

"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while chatting and learning about this wonderful city.Two optional additions to book, the Market Tour and the Pisco Lecture (learn to make Pisco Sour)The activity is held in Casa de Avila Hotel and you get a discount if you are a guest. Price includes: all equipment and supplies needed plus the food prepared (beginner and main course), desser, soft drinks and water. You have wine and bear as extras if required. A great cultural souvenir you can take from this friendly and beautiful city. Great location.

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Great cooking experience under most relaxed ambience!

We stayed at Casa de Avila for a couple of nights. We figured we should try their cooking class as the garden in the hotel made us felt relaxed. "Lady" was our cooking instructor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hannes C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Casa de Avila for a couple of nights. We figured we should try their cooking class as the garden in the hotel made us felt relaxed. "Lady" was our cooking instructor. She was awesome. Her instructions were clear, her English is perfect, and she always gave us a smile even we screwed up sometimes during the preparations.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peruvian Cooking Experience was a great change from the usual touring. The class is held at outdoor kitchen at one end of the lovely Casa de Avila courtyard. The five of us in the class got plenty of individual attention from our capable teacher and chef, Ledi. I don't know if I will ever get the courage to flame... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an afternoon to kill and this turned out to be a great activity. Our chef "Lady" was wonderful and talked a lot about the food and ingredients. Well worth the money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I am travelling solo right now. Turned out I was the only one to take class and they still arranged it especially for me! Amazing! Nat was brilliant ready to share details on the food, traditions and making the entire experience a lot of fun! We prepared causa which perhaps is not so complicated but with Nat it was just... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A really fun experience cooking some traditional Peruvian food in an outdoor kitchen. There was 10 of us and one instructor with 4 helpers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We love cooking and we love foreign food. This is a great opportunity to learn more about peruvian culture. The cook/teacher is lovely and very helpful. We took the traditional class: lomo saltado (flambè beef with onions) and causa rellena (potatos cold flan with chicken salad). You can eat all you cook. We also took the pisco sour class: very... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a blast making causa and lomo saltado. The ingredients were all very fresh, and they did a great job explaining every step in the preparation process. We had a lot of fun sauteeing the beef and veggies with all the flames from the pisco! I would highly recommend this to anyone staying in Arequipa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

OMG what a brilliant day, absolutely loved it, we had a great time preparing, cooking and eating. The staff were excellent dealing with our group of 17, showing fantastic patience and expert guidance as they tutored us through each dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a wonderful time with Lady learning to make ceviche, pescado a lo macho and then pisco sours. The class was very good value (65 soles + 20% discount if you stay at the also excellent value for money hotel). It lasted about 3 hours including time to eat the delicious food you prepare. Lady was informative, enthusiastic and very... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was our last day of a 2 week vacation in Peru. We stayed at the hotel Casa de Avila and signed up for the Peruvian cooking experience. What a relaxing activity to do on our last day of our trip. My husband and I took the class which was a really nice thing to do as a couple. We... More 

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