Chef Gustavo is ready to share his love and knowledge of Peruvian culture and cuisine with you. Using traditional techniques, you'll learn to create classic Peruvian tapas using authentic ingredients such as fresh fish, octopus, potatoes and other hearty vegetables. Selections include a light and citrusy ceviche de pescado, pulpo al olivo with Kalamata olive aioli, a cheesy papa a la huancaína and a savory lomo saltado with flank steak, tomato and garlic.
Ceviche de Pescado
Marinated fish of the day, garlic, red onion sauce and habanero pepper
Pulpo al Olivo
Grilled octopus served with Kalamata olive aioli
Papa a la Huancaína
Purple boiled potato with huancahía sauce
Stir-fried flank steak pieces, onion, fries, tomato, garlic and pisco
So fun and extremely informative!! Would highly recommend!!
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Gustavo
23 Sep 2023
It was a lovely and informative evening
08 Jun 2023
Chef Gustavo was great. He took time to explain the history of the dish and provided lots of tips on how to improve my cooking. Because of him, I will be looking to do more of these classes.
16 May 2023
Chef Gustavo was so welcoming and explained everything so well! The whole group had such a fun time enjoying the delicious food
16 Jun 2022
Chef Gustavo, was fantastic! So nice and easy to work with, he also taught us a few fantastic tips! (I wasn’t expecting to learn much as I’m an avid cooker, but I was wrong!). The meal was delicious I’m looking forward to making it at home!
18 May 2022
What a fun and informative class. Chef Gustavo was great! Would definitely do more of these classes.
18 May 2022
Chef Gustavo was so friendly and kind! He shared the history of paella with us and created a wonderful atmosphere.
15 Apr 2022
14 Apr 2022
We had so much fun and learned new things in Chef Gustavo’s Paella Cooking Class. The end result was delicious! Looking forward to taking another class with this great Chef. Thank you for the experience!
14 Apr 2022
was def not worth $55 we were all underwhelmed.
13 Apr 2022
Chef Gustavo was wonderful! He educated us on not only the recipe but history, spices, and culture. Our class was at a brewery so it was difficult to hear (due to fans and 25 people). I would suggest half the class size and/or having a mic. It was also not covid-friendly. We were not asked to was our hands and/or wear disposable gloves (which we realized were on the table in a box). No hand sanitizer either. Everyone participated in the food prep by chopping and cutting. I’d suggest announcing about these factors prior to class starting. It also took two hours to finally eat. I would suggest pitchers of water with cups at each table plus tapas, cheese/crackers and/or appetizers. Lastly, we were not provided with the recipe of what we cooked. It’d be great to have a printed recipe so we can try at home.
13 Apr 2022
27 Mar 2022
Chef Gustavo was amazing. My wife and I had an amazing time. Very comfortable and great experience all around. We will be telling others about it and looking for more classes with Gustavo
10 Mar 2022
We had an amazing experience with Chef Gustavo during "Grilling in Argentina." The food was delicious, and we all came away with new techniques to improve our own cooking. I enjoyed the setup of the class in Gustavo's home and appreciated the history and culture behind the food Gustavo brought to the table. No dessert on this one, but we all came away with full bellies and delicious leftovers.
31 Oct 2021
Chef Gustavo is an amazing chef and teacher. Most notable is his emphasis on how the cooking experience is significant in both its flavors and connections made in the kitchen. He invites all into his kitchen as family and we could not have been more pleased with the evening.
17 Oct 2021
Excellent cooking class. In addition to great new cooking ideas and a delicious menu, I was very impressed by the focus on community and importance of sharing a meal. Thanks Chef Gustavo
Guest reviews for Chef Gustavo
12 Aug 2019
I booked Fusion Date Night with Chef Gustavo for my fiance's birthday - and what an incredible experience!! Chef Gustavo is a true professional, who has years of culinary experience. He taught us many techniques and the food was absolutely delicious (I'm still dreaming about the salmon!). For dessert, we made crepes, with apples and dulce de leche, and had a blast learning to pan flip them. This is a wonderful experience that anyone would enjoy. Highly recommend. We will be booking another class soon :)
As owner and executive chef of the lively and eclectic Rumba Cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan district for 20 years, Chef Gustavo has a deep love and appreciation for Latin American cuisine. He brings international inspiration from his travels through Latin America, France, Spain and the Caribbean. Chef Gustavo studied at the
prestigious L'Academie de Cuisine and is available to teach cooking classes in both English and Spanish.