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Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Casa de Avila
    • 2-course dinner or 2-course lunch (accordingly)
    • Professional cooking and animation.
    • Refreshments or water.
    • Landing and facility fee
    • Drinks unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not 3 participants for that date. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date/schedule or full refund
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking. Group cooking can be as big as 14 participants
    • Wheelchair accessible, but there are certain limitations while participating. Please ask details.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Loved this experience, was everything it advertised to be. Nice small group too so you didn't get lost in the crowd. We all helped prep the food and cooked in pairs. They were authentic Peruvian dishes and we're delicious.
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    We had a fabulous time at our Peruvian cooking class. We stayed at Casa de Avila for two nights and were so happy to be able to book a class. Monica(?) was a fantastic teacher and made all of us very comfortable while integrating us into the food preparation. Everyone took part
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    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
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    Response from Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa
    Responded 19 Aug. 2019
    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 too. Thanks for the visit!
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    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! A
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    Response from Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa
    Responded 19 Aug. 2019
    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 best to direct you on preparing your own food Peruvian style. No chef preparing your food. And usually, everybody finishes having a delicious meal. The miracle: care, love and good vibes all over the activity! Thanks again
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    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 a wonderful time learning from him about
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    Response from Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa
    Responded 19 Aug. 2019
    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 try to repeat the experience back home. And you have a new friend in Arequipa, Armando.
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    Key Details
    • Peruvian Cooking Experience
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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