This exciting gastronomic experience takes you deep into the heart of Peruvian cuisine. With your guide, walk through the centre of Miraflores. At Surquillo market, you can inspect the various stalls piled high with succulent products. Some are native, others are imported but have thrived here: potatoes (there are hundreds of varieties), chilli peppers, beans, avocados, corn, quinoa, yucca, plantains, mangos.
Having strolled through Miraflores Central Park you'll stop off for a snack at La Lucha Sanguchería, a famous sandwich shop and popular haunt for local residents. You will also savour chicha morada, a traditional beverage made from purple corn, and wander through the cliff-side Parque del Amor, famous for its romantic sculpture of two lovers embracing, from which there are superb views of the Pacific Ocean. Following a short drive to San Isidro Market, where you may spot one or two of the city's most innovative chefs searching for their next recipe inspiration, you'll visit Abel and Eduardo - the influential father and son fish vendors whose stall has been a mainstay for almost two decades.
The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to try out some of Peru's most well known recipes yourself. In the kitchen of Hotel Runcu’s intimate top floor restaurant you'll be guided by an experienced chef to acquire the skills necessary to produce mouth-watering dishes during an animated Peruvian cookery lesson. You'll learn how to prepare the refreshing cocktail pisco sour, ceviche, the popular dish based on marinated fish, causa, a potato-based delicacy and lomo saltado, a rich and tasty beef dish where the meat is sautéed with peppers and onions. Of course you get to eat up the results!