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Learn to Cook Like a Local: Private Cooking Class in a Viña del Mar Home

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US$ 78.00
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    Pass By: Viña Del Mar, Eduardo Titus Torre 9 D, Condominio Milled II, Villa Dulce, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile

    Visit your host's home for a private Chilean cooking class! Lina is half Norwegian and her partner Leo is of Mapuche descent, and they like to think that their family and home represent all three cultures. They love traveling and are passionate about living as sustainably as possible, while cooking healthy, local and fair trade food. Lina and Leo were raised in families where food was always the main part of the holidays and family events and they hope to create this kind of family life for their young son.

    Learn to cook a 2-3 course Chilean meal Lina and Leo's small kitchen. They prepare typical Chilean dishes that include influences from the traditional Mapuche culture. Lina likes to use merkén, a dried, smoked chili used in Mapuche cuisine, as well as quinoa in her preparations. They will show you how to make classic Chilean recipes, perhaps one of the dishes she learned from her grandmother. You might learn to cook dishes like charquican, a common seasonal vegetable stew; or pebre, a fresh salsa made with tomatoes, herbs and spices. Every Chilean family has their own version of these foods, and today you’ll learn Lina and Leo's way! You’ll cook together for 1-2 hours before sitting down together to enjoy the meal.

    You will get to sample typical Chilean dishes such as pastel de choclo (a Chilean summertime version of shepherd’s pie), carbonada (beef and vegetable stew), carne mechada (stewed shredded beef) with puré picante (mashed potatoes seasoned with merkén), porotos granados (bean stew with pumpkin and corn), or empanadas de pino (empanadas stuffed with local pine nuts, ground beef and spices) as well as other seasonal, traditional Chilean dishes.

    Lina can cater to any dietary restriction and serves mostly gluten-free and dairy-free dishes so that they are safe for her to eat. She can also offer vegetarian or vegan version of the dishes. Feel free to ask Lina if you have any dietary restrictions.

    Lina and Leo both work in tourism, so be sure to ask them for their advice as you plan your trip to Chile!

    Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together. Lina and Leo have a young son who will be present during your visit. This is a family friendly experience!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet your host at their home in Viña del Mar.
    Return Details
    You experience ends at your host's home.
    • Private cooking class with your host Lina
    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Chilean wine
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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    By: Traveling Spoon
    Madrid, Spain
    Fun and delicions
    I loved cooking and chatting with Diep and hanging out with her parents as well. Diep is a lovely person, very
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    A Highlight of the Trip
    Diep and her parents were amazing hosts! We had a fantastic time shopping in the market and picking out the fresh
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    You should do this rather than other cooking class.
    It was a wonderful experience. Like almost every other tourist, I plan to do the cooking class by restaurant. But
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    Roy Wong
    Hong Kong, China
    Authentic Danang homestyle food
    We joined the market tour and cooking class. The host Diep is very nice and helpful. She invited me to her family
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    San Francisco, California
    Wonderful cultural and cooking experience
    My sister and I booked this cooking class because we not only wanted to learn a bit about cooking Vietnamese food
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    Diep Le - Great Host
    Diep Le and her family were wonderful. I learned some cooking tricks but mostly, we enjoyed the way this family
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Central Danang Landed Home experience with Fun Host
    Diep met me at my hotel and we went to a market close to the hotel which was a bit smaller but nice for that
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Norwegian
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