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.