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We, as Peruvians, are very proud of our history and cultural heritage. Therefore, we are eager to show you one of our most precious treasures, our Gastronomic Experience. Thanks to the diversity in Lima city, now it is recognized as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. Here we’ll tell you all about it.

The Peruvian gastronomy holds over 2,500 typical dishes, being ceviche an emblematic dish of our country, and basically, our flag meal. However, our delicious cuisine has Spanish, Japanese, African, Italian and Chinese influences, where techniques and exotic ingredients merge harmonically in our palate.

Lima, for example, is home to many renowned restaurants, where at least 4 of them have ranked in the 50 Best Restaurants in the World listing. Undoubtedly, if you’re looking to experience the Peruvian cuisine at its fullest, Lima should be your N° 1 option!

Chefs around the world have kept an eye on the delights produced in Peru. For that reason, Peru is considered an ideal destination for good cuisine lovers. Below you’ll find recommendations about the must-do culinary activities in Lima.

1. Cooking Classes

The cultural expression in Peru can be experienced through food, where exotic flavors are perfectly harmonized with day-to-day ingredients and spices worth a try. 

Thanks to the different cultural influences in our country, dating back to pre-Columbian times, now we have such a variety of dishes that characterize us as a nation.

Either you’d like to go with a more complex dish or something easy to make for your day-to-day routine, there are different options that you can learn to prepare. However, we recommend you to go for the Peruvian classics.

Each meal represents the combination of the cultural expressions that marked our country. Each dish tells a story of evolution and though some of them may have had a darker path, they do show how the good aspect of each society perfectly bonded together.

If you wish to learn how to prepare some of Peru’s most famous dishes, then you surely need to join a cooking class during your trip to Peru. Find out everything about it here.

2. Gastronomic Tour

Expand your palate with revolutionary cooking techniques and local ingredients on a gastronomic tour in the city of Lima. 

As aforementioned, some of the most praised restaurants in the continent are located in the so-called City of Kings, dare to explore them all and learn about the differences between our culinary art and international fusions.

There are different companies that look to provide authentic cultural experiences in our country, and when it comes to food, there’s nothing that can stand in their way. 

However, there are different activities raging from a combination of upscale restaurants and local markets, so you can experience both sides of Peru’s gastronomic experience. We encourage you to take part on this tour during your trip! For more information, please contact our travel specialists.

3. Beer & Pisco Tasting

For those who didn’t know, Peru is also famous for its flag drink, Pisco, as well as for the authentic flavours of its craft beers. There are different bars within the district of Barranco and Miraflores that you should definitely visit during your time in Peru.

Likewise, there’s a place called Museo del Pisco in Miraflores, where they provide Pisco tasting activities since they hold a wide Pisco selection. The Pisco Museum has about 10 years in service, and they certainly are masters of the Peruvian flag drink.

Likewise, there’s a festival called Lima Beer Week, where to look to promote and spread the beer culture in Peru. The week-long meeting takes place once a year, it is a great opportunity for those who love a good craft beer, and also for those who barely know about it.

Important Note: We do not operate any of the aforementioned activities. However, if you want to join any of these experiences, our travel experts can arrange any of these activities if requested beforehand. 

Viagens Machu Picchu cares to provide everything you need to have an authentic and safe adventure through our country. Get to know all the special offers we have in Peru travel packages and start planning the trip of your life!