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Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco

  • Learn how to shop for fresh ingredients in a local market
  • In-depth commentary on Peru's culinary history from a chef guide
  • Step-by-step instructions for several dishes that you can recreate at home
Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
From US$90.00
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Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
From US$90.00
Marcelo Batata Culinary Experince will immerse you into the world of Peruvian gastronomy and is a personalized and participatory class developed in a fun and dynamic environment so that everyone can join in, no matter the kitchen knowledge or previous experience had. 
In just 4 hours your small group will engage in a six step course including topics such as the history of Peruvian gastronomy, concepts of the kitchen, tropical fruit and Andean super food tasting, Pisco tasting, Pisco Sour and Chilcano de Pisco preparation and finally the preparing and cooking of two of Peru’s most emblematic dishes: Ceviche and Lomo Saltado with Alpaca.
In addition, the chefs of our restaurants will spoil you with criolle and Novo-Andina small bite appetizers such as stuffed potatoes, aji de gallina and causas.
What to Expect
Once you arrive, meet your chef/instructor and listen to a brief introduction on Peruvian cuisine. This class is geared toward curious travelers that want to learn by doing, not just by eating at local restaurants. Through the chef's commentary, come to understand the history of Peruvian cuisine in a way that you couldn't by simply tasting a few local delicacies.
Head to the San Pedro Market on a guided tour, where you'll learn how to pick out the best ingredients by color, aroma, and texture. Taste several varieties of exotic fruits endemic to Peru before returning to the restaurant's kitchen for your cooking lesson. Learn how to make dishes, such as ceviche with fresh fish, the national drink pisco sour, and lomo saltado (stir-fry dish). Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Reviews (59)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
In the Cusco kitchen with Jose

Great class and lots of fun! It was a pretty full 4 hours! We learned about different types of Peruvian fruits, different types of Pisco and how to make ceviche and cook Lomo Saltado. I loved the fact we did the cooking and not the...More

Thank TravelFoodCool
Reviewed January 14, 2019
Amazing experience!

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Cusco. Fantastic class! We all loved chef Jose and his pleasant lessons. What an amazing experience!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marcieemami
Reviewed November 27, 2018
Cooking Class in Peru

Overall a great experience - really enjoyed it. Class started with a visit to the "store" where popular food choices in Peru were explained. Several trays of appetizers were offered during this time. Then off to the kitchen to make ceviche - which was amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pandreozzi
Reviewed November 8, 2018
4 hour Peruvian Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata Restaurant Cusco

A fabulous experience with the most knowledgeable and experienced tutor named Karina. She made the whole time a joy sometimes pushing us to complete something in the correct amount of time and sometimes allowing us to puddle our way through with fun and laughter. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed October 19, 2018
The History of Peru Told Through Food

I had the privilege of attending this class with Chef Alejandro. We learned SO MUCH about Peru, it's culinary influences and how to make our own ceviche, lomo saltado and pisco sours!! This class was a lovely way to pass an afternoon in Cusco.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristin S
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November 15, 2018|
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Response from Kim T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is!
October 19, 2018|
Response from oasisoglin | Reviewed this property |
No you were in the kitchen for the entire experience.