Cooking Bogotá’s Classics
Bogotá Shared Max. 6 2,5 hours English - Spanish
How hard is it to define a city in three plates or flavors? The bogotano recipe book is perhaps one of the most prosperous in the country, due to the fact that it gets nurtured by all the cuisines that come here to stay and live, who have travelled whit their dreams and flavors to mingle. The street posts, the markets and popular eateries, the typical food restaurants and all the patrons that come to feed on nostalgia are quintessentially a part of the gastronomy from Bogotá which is a sum of different cultures and regions of Colombia.
However, as much diversity inhabits the city, there is a “Cachaco spirit” we’ve always loved to cook with, and we took it upon ourselves to select the unmissable flavors during your trip: let us take you on a journey of those recipes.
What you’ll live
Open up the door to the flavors of Colombia, its most authentic ingredients, the flavors of our local cooks. Smell, taste and discover the secrets and learn the recipes close to our hearts, in a very home-tasting menu.
Get your apron ready and prepare to cook the classics in our menu with all the “cachaco taste” everyone mentions on the guides:
•Knead and fill bogotano empanadas. -who can resist their crunch? - the story of Colombia in one bite.
•Cook Bogotá’s emblematic soup, a slow cooked concoction made with potatoes, corn, chicken and a secret ingredient that only grown on the Colombian Andes. The result is a comforting potion that tastes of home.
•To close the experience, mix together the ingredients of a tasty merengón, a street food dessert that still gets treasured and sold in the back of old car trunks throughout the city.
Who will enjoy it
Everyone will love it, specially foodies who are interested in learning about Colombian cuisine, local flavor lovers, journalists, travelers and cooks.
What you should bring
A willing palate. Dress casually, bring comfy shoes and a camera. Foodies will provide you with an apron during the cooking class.
- Food Concierge: The class will be guided by a traditional Colombian cuisine professional cook. The patrons will take part in every step of the preparation.
- Step by step 3 course menu cooking class:
- Appetizer: empanada.
- Main course: Ajiaco Santafereño with chicken, capers, cream, rice and avocado.
- Dessert: fruit merengón.
- Beverages: local fruit juice/ coffee or tisane at the end.
- Foodies journal so you can relieve your experience at home.
- An apron will be provided for the class.
- Cooking class certificate as a souvenir.
Important: All experiences, food and beverages are included. We suggest your previous meal be light.
Not Included: transportation or unspecified services.
Weather: We also cook with rain.
Meeting point: the meeting point will be informed/ agreed during your checkout process.
100% return if your cancelation is received 30 days or longer prior to departure date.
70% return if your cancelation is received 29 days or less prior to departure date.
50% return if your cancelation is received 15 days or less prior to departure date.
0% return if your cancelation is received 7 days or less prior to departure date.
Things to note before booking tours:
- Gift vouchers and online experiences are non-refundable once purchased, so please choose carefully. Gift vouchers will be extended from their written due date on discretion, and only if requested prior to expiry date.
- If Foodies is forced to cancel a booked tour, any prior payments will be fully refunded.
- Foodies operate in all weather, though reserves the right to alter or amend an itinerary if circumstances require.
We love what we do
We are a boutique agency focused on what we love and do best: eat and create gastronomic experiences. That is why Foodies does not provide aerial or hotel services. We want food to remain our only passion.
We know where to eat
We eat in Bogotá and Cartagena 24/7 and we know where to find what you’re looking for, be it a luxury dinner at a secret location, a cooking class or that delicious street food bite everyone’s talking about.
We love details
We take care of every little detail in our experiences because we know they make a difference, they have taken us to accomplish the unthinkable: becoming the most awarded gastronomic tour agency in Colombia. So form here on, thank you!.
Covid-19 control measures
All our services are exempt from VAT until December 31, 2021, complying with the temporary exemption for hotel and tourism services that have an active RNT.
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