Lima cooking class

Ask any well-traveled foodie who has spent a lot of time in Latin America and one city usually comes out on top for cuisine: Lima, Peru.

Sure, Argentina has great beef and Chile has an array of fantastic wine, but if you want to consistently be thrilled and surprised with your restaurant meals, Lima is the hands-down winner. It’s got the best collection of talented chefs and has become the kind of place chefs from other countries come to study in.

One of our writers recently went on a culinary tour of Lima to eat his way around Peru’s capital city and get some lessons on the various aspects of the cuisine. Part cooking class, part ingredient education, and part pure enjoyment of good food, this tour from company Lima Mentor hits all the culinary bases.

The tour makes its rounds of Lima’s key elements. The tour participants learned about ceviche, chocolate and typical dishes. Also the liquid elements: the grape brandy pisco, chocolate from cocoa beans, coffee, and more.

If you’d like to explore the food and drinks of Lima and see what makes this city worth more than a quick stop on the way to Cusco, this article will open your eyes to the possibilities and tell you who to turn to in order to do the same tour yourself.

See our Lima food story here: Peruvian Culinary and Gastronomy Tour.

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