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Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa

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    Casa de Avila Hotel hosts the Cooking Activity. Its located just four blocks from Main Square and close to most touristic hotels in town. You should get there fifteen minutes before time. After the group is completed, you are invited to pass to the Central Garden.
    Instructor will introduce himself and give general directions on how the activity will be done. Leave your belongings, take your camera and find your space in the kitchen. Cooking in an open kitchen, with view to the garden, listening to birds and watching nature is so different than being locked in a restaurant or house kitchen. A plus in our Cooking Activity, Instructor will give a small background of the menu. No need to take notes. You will receive recipes to your mail. Pictures and video are welcome. Free wifi available!.
     Peeling, cutting, slicing and organizing is the first step. Both, English and Spanish groups are available. As this is a “do-it-yourself” activity” you have to do your best if you want to eat.
    You register to one of three Menus offered. One each time.  First to register selects the menu. 
    • The Traditional Menu is a fun and safe one. You prepare a mashed potato pie with tuna or chicken filling. And as a second dish you play flaming a tenderloin and veggies meal called Lomo Saltado. Fries and rice are used as company. Excellent for pictures! And delicious.
    • Andean Menu includes two recipes original from Arequipa. A lima bean with cheese and veggies flavored with lemon and vinegar called Soltero de Queso. And as a main dish a beautiful hot bell pepper filled with a meat preparation. The famous Rocoto Relleno.  Be aware, it contains peanuts and raisins. A potato pie is also prepare as side of the dish. If you don't like hot, bell can be replaced pie. This is an oven preparation.
    • Sea Menu starts preparing the unique Peruvian Ceviche, local style (different all over the country). Lime marinated fish with a twist flavor produced by chili and species. Patient and careful process. Main dish is a fried fish fillet topped with a delicious onion and tomato sauce prepared by participants.
    Every Menu includes a Quinoa and Raisins dessert you also learn to prepare, and Chicha Morada, a refreshment prepared with local black corn. Beer and wine are available at extra cost. Use your personal artistic touch to present each of the recipes you preparate, and proceed to take correspondent pictures! Our staff is always ready to help you with pictures.
    Time to get to the table, and enjoy the meal and the sharing moment with the group you have just meet. Long lasting friendshipness relations have started here!. Be sure we got your email correctly because we will use it to send recipes.In Peru, tips are accepted as a mean of expressing satisfaction and they are NOT included in price.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great experience: from the cook, who not only supervised us in how to cook traditional peruvian food (which we enjoyed after the course), but also gave us interesting insights on Arequipa's and Peru's history, facts about the ingredients we were using, travel advice for Peru...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank BeBa261
    Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    That's the experience we provide. One where being food important, we think meeting people is the most. No, we are not chefs, meaning experts teaching recipes. We are Peruvian proud of our culture who are willing to share it and to learn from your culture...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our group did the "Traditional" menu which is the one most easily replicated back home (causa and lomo saltado). The class was very interesting, we learned a bit of history mixed in with some cooking technique. Very informative and engaging... plus it was really good!...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    And you are ready to organize a Causaparty with your friends!i Thank you for being with us in Casa de Avila Hotel. Hope next time as guests. Peruvian cuisine is supported in history. And many recipes need the background to understand preparation. We do our...More

    Reviewed July 4, 2019

    Normally, classes need at least 3 people signed up in order to run. Our class actually ended up just being my sister and I, but, instead of cancelling the class, the owner of the hotel came to give us a private class instead! We had...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank stahnic
    Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Peruvian Cooking Experience is part of Casa de Avila Hotel experience. And of course, our guests deserve the best experience. And as the owner, I feel proud to know you had a great time in Arequipa and we helped on that. Don t forget to...More

    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    Reasonably priced. You don’t go to markets to collect the food or prepare your own food. They divide up the chopping and you fry your own portion and get to enjoy after.More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Rhian J
    Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

    That's a short description! But true. We are not taking you to the market anymore. The reason is we promote sustainable tourism. The market, being beautiful is a place where you should go to buy your groceries. Not only to take pictures. In handicrafts, groceries,...More

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

    They call this a “hands on” cooking experience, but it is more. We did not cook. We prepared ceviche Peruvian style. The preparation took a bit more than half an hour, then we students all sat at a table to eat our preparation and talk....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Richard M
    Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

    And that is what the Peruvian Cooking Experience is about. Sharing life experiences and culture with our guests. Ceviche is popular but delicate to do the recipe. So good you were capable to prepare it on your own. We have three menus to select, Traditional,...More

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    Response from CheronA_12 | Reviewed this property |
    They are definitely open to discussion. Give them a call, I have no doubt if you a party of more than 4 that they will accommodate your vegetarian needs.
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    • Duration: 2h
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