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Host: Sandro

Lima, Peru

USD
$76-$136 per person

Market tour, cooking class and delicious Peruvian food in Miraflores, Lima

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

Meet Sandro

Sandro’s passion for food started early on, as a child he learned to cook from his parents and then later on studied it professionally. He is a professional chef certified by ACF (American Culinary Federation Foundation) with more than 25 years of experience. He has studied and worked in restaurants in Italy, France and Peru. He is also a faculty of gastronomy and teaches cooking in prestigious universities like San Ignacio de Loyola and University of Applied Sciences of Lima. Sandro is extremely passionate about cooking and teaching and puts all his knowledge and experience in teaching and sharing with others the culinary culture of Peru. He is very excited to offer this culinary experience so that everyone may learn more about his country and its culture.

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: (2-6 guests) You will be welcomed into Sandro’s beautiful, modern, central apartment in Miraflores with fresh juice and a warm smile. While you sip on your drink he will share more about his passion for cooking that combines modern gastronomy with old traditions of the coast, mountains and jungles of Peru. Sandro will share with you some of his favorite traditional and modern Peruvian dishes, which is cooking using locally available, fresh and seasonal produce only. You will join Sandro and his beautiful wife at their dining table to try some of these dishes, such as ceviche or tiradito (raw fish marinated in lemon or citrus juices with classic Peruvian chili peppers), traditional beef or pork stew, octopus with shrimp and causa (Peruvian layered potato dish).Your meal will end with a traditional dessert such as rice pudding or mousse of guanabana (soursop) and lucuma (eggfruit), served with tea or coffee.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Join Sandro in his modern, open plan kitchen, which is great for an interactive, hands-on cooking class. Sandro will not just show you the recipes but will teach you to better understand the techniques and ingredients used to cook a traditional Peruvian dish. In your two hour cooking class, Sandro will share his years of professional experience of cooking Peruvian cuisine. He will teach you to make an appetizer, main and dessert. After you cook together, you will sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Sandro’s home is just 3 blocks away from the most famous eco market of Lima. Meet him at his home and then drive together for 5-10 minutes to visit the Mercado Numero Uno. Local markets always gives you an essence of the city and its people, and Sandro will walk you through this diverse market to show you seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, seafood and meat. While you pass through the numerous stalls, Sandro will teach you about the seasonality of the ingredients, history behind it, how it is used in traditional Peruvian cuisine and years of its fusion with different cultures. Enjoy this educative and interactive tour your local host, Sandro!

Notes: Sandro can offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals on request. Two glasses of pisco (a unique cocktail made with brandy produced in Peru) are included in the cost of experience. If you are staying at a hotel in Lima and need a pick-up and drop-off, click on the optional transportation option and you will be charged extra for a pick up and drop off from your Lima hotel. Sandro only offers transport from certain regions in Lima.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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.
  • Chilcano de pisco with passion fruit (a unique cocktail made with brandy produced in Peru)
  • Snacks of seasonal vegetables and fruits or seafood - ceviche, crab pulp or mushrooms, yellow pepper and artichokes
  • Fish and seafood ceviche (marinated with lemon)
  • Tacu tacu (rice, lentils served witd a tender steak)
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

From the minute you meet Sandro you know you are with the real deal. He is a Peruvian through and through and is proud of it. A frequent visitor of the market, you will be taken through and shown the best places to buy just about everything. You will meet many of the interesting characters that spend their days as vendors at the market. A few minutes down the road, you will arrive at Sandro's lovely home and meet his wife. They will walk you through the preparation of a traditional Peruvian meal while you sip Piscos. Sandro was very comfortable teaching and leading in the kitchen which put us at ease. Sandro also has amazing recommendations for restaurants and local activities. We loved every minute of our experience and know you will too!

Claire, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

My wife and I were lucky enough to have dinner with Sandro and his wife on the 25th of August. Sandro works at the Cordon Bleu so his food was splendid. As my wife is vegan and I am vegetarian, he expertly created a menu that worked for us covering vegan takes on Peruvian dishes. He and his wife were both quite friendly and we very much enjoyed getting to know them. Sandro picked us up at our hotel in Miraflores, where he lives as well, and dropped us off later in the evening. I would highly recommend booking any of the experiences he offers.
- Laurent August 26, 2019

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Sandro

$76-$136 USD

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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $90 $84
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 $104
Market Tour
$94 $90 $76
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $136 $130
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$22 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $90 $84
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 $104
Market Tour
$94 $90 $76
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $136 $130
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$22 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour
9:00am-11:00am 5:00pm-7:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Sandro

Sandro’s passion for food started early on, as a child he learned to cook from his parents and then later on studied it professionally. He is a professional chef certified by ACF (American Culinary Federation Foundation) with more than 25 years of experience. He has studied and worked in restaurants in Italy, France and Peru. He is also a faculty of gastronomy and teaches cooking in prestigious universities like San Ignacio de Loyola and University of Applied Sciences of Lima. Sandro is extremely passionate about cooking and teaching and puts all his knowledge and experience in teaching and sharing with others the culinary culture of Peru. He is very excited to offer this culinary experience so that everyone may learn more about his country and its culture.

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: (2-6 guests) You will be welcomed into Sandro’s beautiful, modern, central apartment in Miraflores with fresh juice and a warm smile. While you sip on your drink he will share more about his passion for cooking that combines modern gastronomy with old traditions of the coast, mountains and jungles of Peru. Sandro will share with you some of his favorite traditional and modern Peruvian dishes, which is cooking using locally available, fresh and seasonal produce only. You will join Sandro and his beautiful wife at their dining table to try some of these dishes, such as ceviche or tiradito (raw fish marinated in lemon or citrus juices with classic Peruvian chili peppers), traditional beef or pork stew, octopus with shrimp and causa (Peruvian layered potato dish).Your meal will end with a traditional dessert such as rice pudding or mousse of guanabana (soursop) and lucuma (eggfruit), served with tea or coffee.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Join Sandro in his modern, open plan kitchen, which is great for an interactive, hands-on cooking class. Sandro will not just show you the recipes but will teach you to better understand the techniques and ingredients used to cook a traditional Peruvian dish. In your two hour cooking class, Sandro will share his years of professional experience of cooking Peruvian cuisine. He will teach you to make an appetizer, main and dessert. After you cook together, you will sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Sandro’s home is just 3 blocks away from the most famous eco market of Lima. Meet him at his home and then drive together for 5-10 minutes to visit the Mercado Numero Uno. Local markets always gives you an essence of the city and its people, and Sandro will walk you through this diverse market to show you seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, seafood and meat. While you pass through the numerous stalls, Sandro will teach you about the seasonality of the ingredients, history behind it, how it is used in traditional Peruvian cuisine and years of its fusion with different cultures. Enjoy this educative and interactive tour your local host, Sandro!

Notes: Sandro can offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals on request. Two glasses of pisco (a unique cocktail made with brandy produced in Peru) are included in the cost of experience. If you are staying at a hotel in Lima and need a pick-up and drop-off, click on the optional transportation option and you will be charged extra for a pick up and drop off from your Lima hotel. Sandro only offers transport from certain regions in Lima.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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.
  • Chilcano de pisco with passion fruit (a unique cocktail made with brandy produced in Peru)
  • Snacks of seasonal vegetables and fruits or seafood - ceviche, crab pulp or mushrooms, yellow pepper and artichokes
  • Fish and seafood ceviche (marinated with lemon)
  • Tacu tacu (rice, lentils served witd a tender steak)
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

From the minute you meet Sandro you know you are with the real deal. He is a Peruvian through and through and is proud of it. A frequent visitor of the market, you will be taken through and shown the best places to buy just about everything. You will meet many of the interesting characters that spend their days as vendors at the market. A few minutes down the road, you will arrive at Sandro's lovely home and meet his wife. They will walk you through the preparation of a traditional Peruvian meal while you sip Piscos. Sandro was very comfortable teaching and leading in the kitchen which put us at ease. Sandro also has amazing recommendations for restaurants and local activities. We loved every minute of our experience and know you will too!

Claire, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

My wife and I were lucky enough to have dinner with Sandro and his wife on the 25th of August. Sandro works at the Cordon Bleu so his food was splendid. As my wife is vegan and I am vegetarian, he expertly created a menu that worked for us covering vegan takes on Peruvian dishes. He and his wife were both quite friendly and we very much enjoyed getting to know them. Sandro picked us up at our hotel in Miraflores, where he lives as well, and dropped us off later in the evening. I would highly recommend booking any of the experiences he offers.
- Laurent August 26, 2019

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $90 $84
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 $104
Market Tour
$94 $90 $76
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $136 $130
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$22 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $90 $84
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 $104
Market Tour
$94 $90 $76
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $136 $130
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$22 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour
9:00am-11:00am 5:00pm-7:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
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