food is aImportant topicwhen you travel then you will beLovethis cooking class in Cartagena.
I metwith Romarioin November 2021, during my45 days stayin Cartagena de Indias. My goal is to show you everythingexciting experiences to live in Colombia.
In this article you will learn the details of two activities that we do with our local chef:
- PreciousCooking class in Cartagena| 4 traditional recipes
- A funny oneCocktailkurs in Cartagena| 5 drinks
Read on to find out if you want to discover the best flavors of Cartagena.
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Cooking Class in Cartagena: Overview
- Preis:< 60 US-Dollar
- Typ:group experience; at least 2 people
- Wo:Old town of Cartagena
- My opinion:A delicious cooking class in a building specially dedicated to the art of cooking. Romário's dishes will have you salivating from start to finish. And you will easily impress your friends at home.
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Cooking class in Cartagena: my experience
I press the bell button. In front of me is a wide wooden door painted blue and white.
Romario's face appears between the bars. He is a mixture of teddy bear and rugby player. you want to hug him
your old job?professional cook!
He has worked in several restaurants, visiting Barranquilla, Bogotá and Lima.
He currently runs his own business and teaches cocktail and cooking classes in Cartagena.
It's a lot more fun. I can prepare delicious Colombian dishes, help people do the same and see their reactions. I had no contact with them in the kitchen.
His bright eyes don't lie. He likes to give cooking classes.
Romário invested in a two-story building with friendsdedicated to cooking and cocktail classes.
There is a long wooden table on the first and second floors, which can easily accommodate a dozen people. Rolling induction cooktops allow travelers to cook, numerous faucets and plenty of cookware.
today's program? A delightful sensory exploration ofColombian specialties- You'll probably be drooling in front of the screen.
Stuffed mini arepas
we start withSelf-madearepaswhat will we filltwo different fillings.
- A combination of avocado, sweet onion and tomato.
- A mixture of boiled chicken with chopped vegetables and carrots.
Cooking class tip:Remember to cover the arepas while cooking to keep them from drying out.
Then we go toPetacons.
Patacones with hogao and shrimp
It is a fruit from the same family as the banana.earth banana.
We cut it into 1 cm pieces and then boiled it. Once they're soft, I mash them up with a wooden press, then cook them again to turn them into crispy chips.
I prepare oneHogao(tomato sauce, onion and garlic) andshrimp fried in butteras successor.
This is my favorite dish from this cooking class in Cartagena.
Cooking class tip:To successfully make patacones, you need to cook them over medium-high heat. Then they have a perfect texture to be crushed.
Now it's time for the main course.
Fish in bijão leaf and cassava puree
Usmarinate a fishin cumin, garlic and chili sauce and then toss in two bijao leaves. Then everything goes on the grill; Be sure to turn regularly to avoid burning the leaves.
At the same time I prepare aCassava Puree, with pieces ofAskIt is aSmoked paprika coulis.
Cooking class tip:Burn the peppers in the oven and put them in a closed plastic bag. The skin will come off easily!
Mmm... something's missing.
It's always good to end on a sweet note.
That's good. Romário planned a pineapple cake with coconut and lulo ice cream!
And of course everything is homemade.
Pineapple cake with coconut and lulo ice cream
ÖCoconutIt is cut into small pieces, mixed and boiled with brown sugar. AroundPinaI fried it with white sugar. This allows it to retain its beautiful bright yellow colour.
Cooking class tip:Beat the coconut pieces with water in a blender.It will caramelize the coconut as it cooks in the pan.
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Why book this cooking class in Cartagena?
Booking a cooking class in Cartagena is a great way to learn about the local cuisine and bring delicious flavors home.
Let's see why Romário's cooking class is a must-do in Cartagena.
Inspired cooking class by a friendly local chef.
Romário and his team are from Cartagena and arepassionateabout your work. The menu of this culinary experience has long been studied to make it possible for travelersLearn local recipes while having fun.
Cookware in hand, follow directions and listen to Romario's anecdotes about specific ingredients.
You will eat delicious food during this cooking class.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.
there is onesubtle preparationso that every dish awakens the taste buds.
Let's take the arepa as an example.
It's the most famous bocadillo in Colombia, and in general I'm not a big fan of it: it doesn't have any flavor.
That won't be the case in this cooking class in Cartagena!
First, Romário knew how to make a non-dry arepa. Then we prepare 2 delicious toppings to fill our arepas. The result was a delicious meal.
and the list goes on:
- The buttered shrimp paired perfectly with the patacones.
- Cooking the fish in bijão leaves gives the meat a pleasant smoky flavor.
- Lulo ice cream is 100% homemade.
Before every cooking class, Romário and his team go to theBazurto-Marktcomparelocal and fresh ingredients.
A well organized cooking class.
During this cooking class you will find that Romário is used to being in the kitchen. The preparation of each dish follows a precise sequence.
While the guests cookan assistantRinse kitchen utensils continuously. Then, when a dish is ready, you can bring your delicious meal to another table andeat while it is still hot.
You don't have to wait until the end of the cooking class to eat!
And believe me, it makes a big difference.
I loved being able to taste my dish and discuss it with Aleja. It motivates you to go back to the kitchen to continue preparing the next meal.
At the end of this cooking class in Cartagena,You won't be hungry anymore!
A place dedicated to teaching avant-garde cooking classes
Be3 storey buildingLocated in the historic center, it was built to offer top-quality cooking classes.
On each floor you will findseveral sinksto wash your hands, a fewbig tablesto cook and enjoy your meals and everythingcookware.
Thanks to the large area of each floor, travelers cancook or move easilywithout getting in the way.
You will experience the true gastronomy of Cartagena
The cooking class I did with Romário was an introductory oneColombian cuisine.
But that's not the only course available!
Travelers who want to discoverthe flavors of the Pacific and Caribbean coastsCan you book cooking class number 2?Cartagena food“.
You will be able to discover typical dishes of the region, such asPatacon Soup, Öcoconut tree,ÖPost, and the famous towedDessert.
How to book this cooking class in Cartagena
We loved Romoario's cooking classes. So now it's part of itour network of trusted local partners!
help himBook this experience, we sketch it here:https://www.tomplanmytrip.com/travel-to-colombia/booking-experience/cocktail-cooking-classes-romario/
inside you can find everythinginformation you needfor this tour and an online formContact Romario directly.
He will contact you to organize your delicious cooking class in Cartagena.
Alternative: You can also book a bartending course
This bartender course aims to learn while doing itdrink andhave fun in cartagena.
This activity takes less time than the cooking class (approx.2 hours) and you will findColombian spiritsmilocal fruits.
I did it. I drank. I loved.
That's how it happened.
When we arrived there were 6 bottles of alcohol on the table.
Romário is accompanied by an apprentice mixologist and a person dedicated to washing utensils.
Nikki, an American traveling alone, chose this course.
It's a great way to have fun and meet people.
Nikki is not wrong. Romário's sweet cocktails warm the heart and relax the tongue.
Romario bietet some ana dash of brandyto put us in a good mood.
Did you hear about it?
It is the star liqueur of Colombia. It is made from sugar cane and flavored with anise. Hot, not good. Cold, still bad - for my taste.
It is common to chew a piece of orange or lemon to forget about the strong taste. It gets even better with salt.
You can't turn down a schnapps in Colombia. Shame on who hands you the glass, okay, I'm exaggerating a bit here.
Cold brandy rushes down my larynx, then down my windpipe. I make a light face and a subtle "eeesch".
Let the class begin.
The first cocktail is… toothpaste.
I have all the ingredients in front of me. I can only listen to Chef Romário's instructions.
I squeeze a lemon to extract the juice. I use it to cover the thin slices Pfanne, a typical Colombian sugar. InViterbo, we visited a local factory ofPfanne.
I add a mint leaf and then pound everything with a mortar.
Then I transfer everything into a cocktail shaker, without forgetting the crushed ice and 6 cl of brandy.
Now it's time to get those muscles out.
I'm shaking, I'm shaking, I'm shaking.
That's not enough, Tom. keep going.
This cocktail class in Cartagena is quite a challenge!
After 1 minute the texture of my cocktail is thinning. I get a brown color.
I add a small slice of dried lemon to decorate. Ready!
Everyone clink glasses and we sit at a square table near the entrance. asked RomarioPapas Frita Yuka, accompanied byPeruvian peppermiNata.
While we enjoy our first drink, Romário and his team wash the utensils and prepare the table for the next cocktail.
through,5 Cocktailsare ready and3 bitesthey will be devoured
I'll give you the names but not the recipes. Although the cocktails offered by Romário change regularly, I don't want to spoil the surprises!
- tooth plate
- The swing
- Mango and Beach
- Titan in the tree
- The Guave
As the cocktail class continues, the laughs get louder and the smiles broader. Some even begin to sway to the music.
It's time to go dancing in Cartagena.
like cooking classThe cocktail class is well thought out:
- The size of the glasses is appropriate.
- The drinks are relatively easy to prepare.
- The ingredients used are typical of Colombia.
- There are 5 breaks to have a drink, meet the group and have a snack.
- You will receive cocktail recipes in your email inbox.
👉How to plan yoursCocktail with Romario?
the bottom line
by Romario cooking classesThey are perfect for travelers who like to eat well. The space dedicated to this experience is pleasant and the quality of the ingredients used allows the preparation of delicious local dishes.
Travelers with less time will love thisCocktailkurs. It's a fun way to start the night in the historic center of Cartagena.
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