April 16 – Sunday
Upon arrival in Lima, our team will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel.
Group meeting at 1 pm in the hotel lobby for a welcome meeting. We will meet each participant of the trip, our Peruvian hostess and review what we will experience during Food Safaris.
Departure to the restaurant El Señorio de Sulco, home of the food anthropologist Isabel Alvarez, where we will be treated to a special introductory menu to Peruvian gastronomy in which each dish will be presented with its respective history and cultural references.
After lunch, we’ll walk through the Indian Market, made up of a series of small shops selling ‘traditional’ Peruvian handicrafts and souvenirs, including alpaca scarves, sweaters and hats, colorful fabrics, embroidered pillows, ceramics, jewellery, musical instruments, between others.
Return to the hotel for rest and overnight.
April 17 – Monday
Breakfast and departure for a technical visit to the Agrarian University to learn about research and production of native Peruvian ingredients and their conservation work. Then, we’ll head to a popular market to sample ceviche with fresh seafood and do some ingredient shopping for the class we’re having that day.
In the early afternoon, we will be welcomed into the residence of chef Pamela Tello for a practical cooking class. We will learn about potatoes and the Huancaina, Rocoto and Ocopa sauces. In addition, she teaches us how to cook a Cuy using Caja China while we taste Chilcano, a Pisco-based drink.
After this day with exclusive activities, return to the hotel to rest.
April 18 – Tuesday
After breakfast, we will leave in the company of an expert guide in Peruvian history and culture to the center of Lima with a visit to the Plaza de Armas and the Casa da Cultura to get to know Colonial Lima, in addition to other monuments that record the history of the country and the capital.
Stop for lunch at Mercado 28, in an Amazonian food stall. Here we will have a tasting of different tiraditos in a relaxed atmosphere, with the aromas of Peruvian cuisine.
Afterwards, we’ll go for an experience with Peruvian Coffees & Cocoa. An anthropologist specializing in cocoa and an agronomist specializing in coffees welcome us to their shop to share their knowledge and provide us with a guided tasting, which ends with Peruvian wine!
We will return to the hotel in the middle of the afternoon to rest.
Those who have energy, we invite you to dine at the award-winning restaurant Astrid & Gastón (by membership – open letter) considered the best in Latin America in 2013 by “The World’s 50 Best”.