Diego and Yarol are from Bucaramanga and have been friends for over eight years. By profession, Diego is an industrial designer and Yarol is a journalist but they share a passion for gastronomy. When Diego cooks, he is influenced by his love of design, cooking up creative dishes that are based on traditional recipes. He always includes an original touch in his creations. Yarol is best with desserts and cakes, and he alternates his work as a journalist with his passion for baking. Join Diego and Yarol for a culinary experience focused on the traditional food of Santander, the region where Bucaramanga is located, for this private market tour, cooking lesson and meal. Start with a private tour of the Plaza Guarín market, located on one of Bucaramanga’s main streets and frequented by local cooks, restaurants and home-cooks alike. You will then return home for your cooking lesson where Diego and Yarol will teach you how to make a main dish; cook together as you snack on appetizers and sip on a refershing drink. Your cooking experience will last approximately one to two hours before you sit down together to enjoy your lunch. During your experience, Diego and Yarol will teach you about the traditional ingredients from this corner of Colombia which has its own special gastronomy, including dishes like pepitoria with cabro, traditional drinks like refajo, a dessert called bocadillo veleño, and, for the adventurous, hormigas culonas (large ants which are toasted and eaten as a snack food). After your cooking experience sit down for your Colombian meal which will start with an appetizer, followed by a main dish such as garlic trout, chicken with rice, or a Colombian stew. You’ll also taste side dishes like potatoes with hogao (Colombian sofrito sauce made of slow cooked tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, and spices), plantain chips, or avocado salad. To wash it down you will taste one of Diego’s creative drinks, made with fruit juice and unusual Colombian ingredients. The meal will end with dessert and a hot cup of aromática (hot herbal tea made of herbs) or Colombian coffee. Please note that in the event Diego and Yarol are unavailable to host together one of them might host you on their own.
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