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Host: Daniel

Lima, Peru

USD
$34-$54 per person

Peruvian cuisine with a young chef in a Miraflores home

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Daniel

Daniel is a young, ambitious chef who lives in Miraflores with his mother, Carmen. Daniel is originally from the northern city of Piura, which is known throughout Peru as a foodie city. Growing up in this environment was Daniel’s first culinary inspiration and it has continued to influence Daniel’s cooking style. A graduate of San Ignacio de Loyola University in Lima, Daniel loves to share his deep knowledge of Peruvian ingredients and traditions with his guests.

Daniel is a great conversationalist and loves to talk about Peruvian gastronomy, movies, travel and exploring the outdoors. Come with questions about home-cooking, the fast-paced world of professional kitchens, or daily life in Peru. Daniel looks forward to greeting you and welcoming you into his home!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Daniel will treat you to a taste of coastal Peruvian cooking in his family’s comfortable apartment. He prides himself in creating a colorful, well thought-out, seasonal menu that will introduce you to a variety of Peruvian dishes. You might try classic dishes like causa (a layered potatoes, chicken and mayonnaise, seasoned with lemon and savory ají pepper sauce), locro de zapallo (a unique stew of mild squash and flavorful yellow peppers with diced potatoes, cheese, fava beans, with topped with scattered Peruvian highland herbs) or croquetas de bonito (tuna croquettes). For dessert, Daniel might make his favorite arroz con leche (rice pudding) or another typical Peruvian sweet.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • An appetizer of Tiradito or Ceviche
  • Locro de Zapallo, Lomo Saltado or Ají de Pollo
  • Croquetas de bonito or Croquetas de choclo
  • Tomato and Avocado salad (a simple classic in my home)
  • Arroz con leche or a purple corn dessert
  • Tea or coffee (Peruvian coffee or Italian moka)
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

You can expect fresh Peruvian food prepared by a young chef, great conversation and an informed host to his host culinary traditions. The apartment is great as its central to Miraflores and accessible by UBER and public transport. Busy, but not overly noisy, and perfect for a quick stop off during a busy tourist day of outings. Easily fits into schedule.

James, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

Daniel was an exceptional host, his food knowledge and interest phenomenal - especially in one so young. His food is authentic with a twist, and he can tell you the history of each dish!
- Karen September 14, 2017

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Daniel

$34-$54 USD

per person
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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$54 $44 $34
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $44 $34
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 7:30pm-10:30pm

Meet Daniel

Daniel is a young, ambitious chef who lives in Miraflores with his mother, Carmen. Daniel is originally from the northern city of Piura, which is known throughout Peru as a foodie city. Growing up in this environment was Daniel’s first culinary inspiration and it has continued to influence Daniel’s cooking style. A graduate of San Ignacio de Loyola University in Lima, Daniel loves to share his deep knowledge of Peruvian ingredients and traditions with his guests.

Daniel is a great conversationalist and loves to talk about Peruvian gastronomy, movies, travel and exploring the outdoors. Come with questions about home-cooking, the fast-paced world of professional kitchens, or daily life in Peru. Daniel looks forward to greeting you and welcoming you into his home!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Daniel will treat you to a taste of coastal Peruvian cooking in his family’s comfortable apartment. He prides himself in creating a colorful, well thought-out, seasonal menu that will introduce you to a variety of Peruvian dishes. You might try classic dishes like causa (a layered potatoes, chicken and mayonnaise, seasoned with lemon and savory ají pepper sauce), locro de zapallo (a unique stew of mild squash and flavorful yellow peppers with diced potatoes, cheese, fava beans, with topped with scattered Peruvian highland herbs) or croquetas de bonito (tuna croquettes). For dessert, Daniel might make his favorite arroz con leche (rice pudding) or another typical Peruvian sweet.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • An appetizer of Tiradito or Ceviche
  • Locro de Zapallo, Lomo Saltado or Ají de Pollo
  • Croquetas de bonito or Croquetas de choclo
  • Tomato and Avocado salad (a simple classic in my home)
  • Arroz con leche or a purple corn dessert
  • Tea or coffee (Peruvian coffee or Italian moka)
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

You can expect fresh Peruvian food prepared by a young chef, great conversation and an informed host to his host culinary traditions. The apartment is great as its central to Miraflores and accessible by UBER and public transport. Busy, but not overly noisy, and perfect for a quick stop off during a busy tourist day of outings. Easily fits into schedule.

James, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

Daniel was an exceptional host, his food knowledge and interest phenomenal - especially in one so young. His food is authentic with a twist, and he can tell you the history of each dish!
- Karen September 14, 2017

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$54 $44 $34
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $44 $34
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 7:30pm-10:30pm
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