During the last two decades, Peru has emerged as one of the world’s most vibrant culinary destinations. Thanks in part to the work of Peruvian celebrity chefs such as Gastón Acurio, Peruvian cuisine has taken to the world stage, and more and more tourists are coming to Peru as much to sample the food as to see the wealth of attractions the country has to offer.
One of the reasons why Peru is such an interesting culinary destination is the country’s incredible range of ingredients, from the coast, the highlands and the jungle. Our half-day gastronomy experience takes place in Cusco, and as such is a showcase for traditional Andean cuisine. Many of the ingredients will be new to visitors, which isn’t surprising considering the huge amount of products produced in the highlands – a region with 3,000 species of potato and 55 varieties of corn!
Peru produces some of the best cacao in the world, so there’s no better place to take a chocolate-making class than in Cusco. During the class you’ll get to prepare, mold and decorate your very own chocolates with a range of more than 15 local flavors such as chili, coca leaf and muña (an Andean mint). You’ll also learn all about the wider chocolate making process, starting from the cocoa tree of the Peruvian jungle to harvesting and refinement. You can try yo...