Lima continues boasting its title as the Gastronomy Capital of South America. Peruvian gastronomy currently ranked in the 10th place of The 100 Best Cuisines and Dishes of the World by Taste Atlas, as well as its world-awarded restaurants in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the traditional Cebiche recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, reflecting the culinary excellence of Peru.

Therefore, Lima breathes culinary history and innovation, and we invite you to partake in this flavorful discovery. Join us on an unforgettable gastronomic experience with a familiar touch by La Maga Catering.

The adventure starts early in the morning, exploring the main fish market in Lima. Where you will learn about the bustling fishing activity of some locals, which has been relevant since ancient times for the Peruvian population. Also, this activity has a key role in supplying top-notch seafood to the world’s finest restaurants.

After that, you will delve deeper into the culinary experience with a visit to one of Lima’s largest markets. Here, you will uncover the secrets of Peruvian Andean Novo cuisine and its unique fusions, which have turned Peruvian gastronomy into one of the most prestigious and delightful worldwide. Besides, you will buy local fresh ingredients for your next stop, a cooking class in Lima.

Enhance your experience with a cooking class at the Aliaga Family’s home in the Surco district. Mabel, a talented chef with international experience, and her family welcome visitors with a traditional Pisco Sour or Chilcano de Pisco drink. Then, you will prepare three delightful cocktail appetizers(Cebiche, Papas a la Huancaína, Causa Limeña steeped with chicken and avocado), a flavorful main course(Lomo Saltado), and a delicious dessert(Merengado de chirimoya with cacao sauce), while learning about Peruvian food.

This intimate experience is recommended all year round to travelers interested in getting involved in food preparation and learning about the Peruvian local ingredients and culture.

Additionally, you can complement your experience by visiting the picturesque Barranco neighborhood, surrounded by an artistic and traditional atmosphere. Go around its former mansions transformed into bars, restaurants, and museums, near the boardwalk of Costa Verde Cliff. Also, the iconic Bridge of Sighs is a must-visit spot that could be noticed.

Experience Lima uniquely with Pure! Peru Tour Operator. Book this culinary adventure for your clients to discover the flavors that make this city a gastronomic paradise. Contact us here for more information to plan their next trip to Peru.

Published in February 2024