Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Taste Of Peru: 2008 Gourmet Tour To Peru

Once again, the two-sister team of Penelope Alzamora and Brisa Deneumostier, about whom we wrote back in 2007, at this link, are leading a gourmet tour to their native Peru this October. Both sisters are chefs and have professional and family connections to some of Peru's top restaurateurs.

As part of their introduction to their gourmet Peru trip, they write:
There are many ways to get to know a country, but one of the most gratifying and interesting is through its food. This is especially true of Peru, with the infinity of textures, colors, aromas and flavors that this generous land provides. Peru has ancient traditions and a long-established culinary style which has grown from a variety of roots. It is a hospitable country whose inhabitants enjoy good food and are pleased to share it.

The itinerary includes Lima and Cuzco, with a visit to Machu Picchu. Lodging is at some Peru's finest hotels, and fine dining, including demonstrations of Peruvian cooking en route.

This is how the sisters describe some of the tour highlights:
The tour commences in Lima, the gastronomic capital of South America. We will dine in the restaurants of Peru’s greatest chefs, visit a local market, have demos and hands on classes, visit historical museums and ruins, and tour the city. Then we will go to the colonial city of Cusco where we will visit Urubamba Valley, a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and important archaeological sites. We will have great dining experiences where we will taste ancient traditional and NovoAndino dishes made with seasonal local produce. Finally, we will tour the Machu Picchu ruins, considered one of the most outstanding archaeological wonders of the world. Back in Lima we will gather for a farewell with a Pachamanca banquet celebration lunch.

For further information, you can contact them directly, via their website, A Taste of Peru, but time is running out to register for the October trip, so act quickly.

Photos: A Taste of Peru

Click here for the Peru Food main page.

TAGS: Peru, Peruvian, food, cooking, cuisine, cocina, comida, gastronomía, peruana

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