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!
Join our pisco tasting session and learn all about Peru’s national liquor -- and have fun while you do it! You’ll learn all about the history of pisco and the pisco sour, as well as the types of grapes used and the production process. Then comes the tasting! Your pisco expert will introduce you to the four main varieties of pisco: the non-aromatic Quebranta, the aromatic Italia, the Acholado and finally the delicate Mosto Verde. We will also teach how to properly taste pis...