Tropical Abundance is a journey through colors, textures, aromas, and flavors of the rich Colombian culinary culture. On this tour, you will experience the acquisition of ingredients at the marketplace, their kitchen preparation, up to the table where you will enjoy the most exotic and nutritious Colombian tropical plates. From the hand of a Colombian farm-to-table chef, you will select the ingredients and learn some typical recipes of Colombian cuisine.
The journey begins at the Paloquemao Plaza Market. Here Juliana Salazar, a writer and culinary arts expert, will guide you during the visit through the plaza. You will taste different Colombian tropical fruits, seeds and vegetables such as native potatoes, cassava, cubios, mango, granadilla, mangosteen, feijoa, dragon fruit, passion fruit, chontaduro, guava, lulo, cape gooseberry and many more. You will also find various artifacts, flowers, plants, crafts but especially friendly merchants and farmers willing to help you select the freshest and healthy products for you to take to your next stop.
Recommendations from Juliana will help you to pick the essential ingredients to bring the best of the farm to your table. After leaving the Plaza Market, you will go to Chapinero, a nearby neighborhood to start cooking and be immersed in an exotic culinary world. Juliana´s broad knowledge and influence on Mediterranean cuisine will be a delightful inspiration. During this experience you will be enjoying good company and a delicious home-cooked meal at the same time.
You will finish the tour doing a cuisine workshop and tasting, where you will learn a traditional Colombian recipe of your choice. You can choose among different menu options with native ingredients including entrées like soups, rice, and meat, to a variety of bread, desserts, and tropical drinks. You will learn about preparation, conservation techniques, ingredients, and recipes while having a pleasant moment eating a delicious plate that exhibits Colombian tropical abundance.
Let us know if there’s any food you’re allergic to. Comfortable casual wear is recommended.
Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.
This experience is non-refundable.
For a year now I have traveled and made experiences with IMPULSE and without a doubt they are moments that fill the mind and heart. Understanding, knowing and traveling around Colombia connecting with people I never imagined connecting with, knowing incredible places and entering deeply into the culture of the places I have visited have made me understand from other realities many places, from Medellin and Afrotur, to meet the guys from MORAVIA and connect with their realities. I recommend it for all people who have adventurous spirits and want to connect on a more personal level with the spaces, people and traditions in Colombia.
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