Learn to cook like a local on this guided cooking class with a professional Dominican chef. Dive into the history of the nation’s culinary culture with its fusion of Taíno, African, and Spanish cuisine, and then whip up your own gastronomic creations such as rice and beans, fried plantains, and yucca root.
In this formidable activity, we will pick you up at the hotel or meeting point make a quick stop at a local supermarket to learn a bit of our endemic products and then meet with our chef instructor. Then, dive into a fun and interactive cooking class that highlights some of the most traditional dishes of Dominican cuisine. Learn about the ingredients featured heavily in classic recipes, including corn, chicken, plantains, kidney beans, yucca root, and coconut.
Follow along as your chef leads through authentic cooking techniques like sautéing the herbs, frying the plantains, and stewing the meat. Once you’ve completed your creations, it’s time to dig in. Savor a tastings of favorites such as braised chicken with onions and peppers, white rice and red beans, and crispy, crunchy plantains. Finish your snack with a cup of rich Dominican coffee before returning to your hotel.