Loves hands-on explorations of new techniques and recipes. 

Afro-Peruvian Creole Cuisine

A hands-on class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer.
Celebrate Black History Month at 18 Reasons with a hands-on cooking class featuring traditional Afro-Peruvian dishes from the coastal region of Peru. Tonight’s class is inspired by last year's successful pop-up dinner by our resident Peruvian chef Nico Vera. This time, you'll learn how to cook these dishes, guided by Nico's culinary experience and his stories about Peru’s creole culture, while we play Afro-Peruvian music on the radio.

Chinese-Peruvian Chifa Cuisine

A hands-on class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at 18 Reasons in this hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn to prepare Chinese-Peruvian Chifa dishes. Originally from the Canton region of China, these dishes have been popular in Lima’s Chinatown since the 1850’s. Tonight’s class is taught by our resident Peruvian chef Nico Vera, for whom Chifa is the comfort food of his childhood that is always best enjoyed family-style.

Hainanese Chicken Rice


A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer.

Fragrant, comforting, delicious, Singapore's favorite meal is Hainanese Chicken Rice. Join Linda for a in-depth class to delve into this classic dish, cooked in three different styles. Learn how to butcher chickens and her tricks to the accompanying sauces, which elevate the dish from tasty to outstanding!



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