Lima is a privileged place because it has several markets that make up an attractive world of their own, full of splendid supplies. We have the Surquillo market, where you can eat one of the best ceviches in town; the San Isidro market, which has the best fruit stands; and the Chorrillos fishermen’s market, which offers the freshest catch from the Pacific Ocean.
You will enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience from the hand of Peruvian chef Ignacio Barrios, who has worked at restaurants in different countries. You will visit the San Isidro market and then will attend a participatory cooking class specialized in Peruvian food. At this workshop, you will learn how to prepare a traditional ceviche (chunks of fish marinated in lime and other citrus juices, topped with julienned onions and ají) and lomo saltado (Peruvian stir-fried steak), and finally, you will enjoy a delicious lunch.
The bohemian Barranco district, one of the most beautiful and emblematic areas of Lima, has well- known huariques (nooks) such as La Taberna Isolina, which offers excellent Peruvian creole food; and Tío Mario, where you can eat one of the most exquisite picarones (fried Peruvian doughnuts covered with molasses syrup) in Lima.
Start this fun gastronomic bicycle tour discovering El Chinito’s delicious chicharrones (pork rinds) and tamales. Continue to the San Isidro market by the Miraflores waterfront promenade and the emblematic Larco and Pardo avenues. After visiting their stands and varied supplies, try Curich’s slush and end the tour tasting some amazing clams at El Bigot.
The experienced chef Brisa Deneumostier offers an eco-culinary experience in Pachacamac and the Lurín Valley, where travelers can visit a sustainable organic farm, take a class at Jallpa Nina’s pottery plant, and then enjoy a cooking class using the produce harvested on the same day and other seasonal ingredients.
Ica houses a large number of wineries that produce several of the best wines and piscos in the country. It is a great experience to visit the traditional Caravedo winery, the prestigious Tacama winery, and the well-known Queirolo winery. The tour takes you to the vineyards and distillation areas, followed by a delicious wine and pisco tasting lunch.
Each year, Lima hosts one of the best gastronomic fairs worldwide and the largest in Latin America. Mistura gathers the flavors from all the corners of Peru, harnessing our diversity and amazing traditions that have resulted in the most delicious dishes your senses can imagine.
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