Traditional Costa Rican cooking class and meal with a modern twist

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  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Melissa believes food is a way to share love, a way to learn about someone's culture and to connect with people. She grew up eating traditional Costa Rican food that her mom cooked for them at home. Melissa learned these family recipes from her mother and then perfected them with time. Today she re-creates traditional meals and adds a modern twist to make her own recipes. Melissa is very keen on showcasing the rich culture and heritage of her country through its food and that why she will teach you some traditional Costa Rican dishes that she grew up eating with a modern twist; using local, seasonal and fresh produce. Melissa lives with her husband and their well behaved dog in a beautiful home close to the beach and city center in Jaco.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Traveling Spoon, Inc

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Melissa in her kitchen for a hands-on cooking class that will last for two hours. Before you start your cooking class, snack on some delicious mango salsa and then learn to cook 2-3 dishes, that might include ceviche (a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices), Costa Rican casado with chicken ( a tasty dish of chicken, vegetables and rice) or picadillo (a fragrant stew). After the class, sit down at Melissa's dinning table to enjoy a the meal you helped prepare.
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