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Lunático Experiences

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Our Workshops

Cartagena Cuisine Cooking Experience

USD 65.-

Whole week, except Sunday

10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays you will cook:
Seabass Ceviche with banana emulsion and lemon grass;
Mote de queso (White soup made of yam and local cheese);
Posta negra cartagenera (Black Topside beef), accompanied with coconut rice, plantains in temptation sauce and avocado ají;
Tree tomato in syrup.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will cook:
Shrimp and copey snails’ cocktail;
Crab and cheese carimañola;
Red snapper in coconut sauce, accompanied with coconut rice and patacones;
Enyucado (Cassava and coconut cake).

 

Ceviches, part of the culinary culture of Cartagena

USD 65.-

Whole week, except Sunday

5 pm to 7.30 pm

 You will prepare:

Seabass ceviche with banana emulsion and lemongrass;
Traditional Cartagena shrimps and Copey snail cocktail;
Ceviche of fresh coconut, mango and edible flowers;
Crunchy calamari and green mango ceviche with corozo fruit and hibiscus.

At the end of the workshop we will sit at the table and enjoy the meal with either wine or beer

Bazurto Market Tour + Cooking Experience

USD 95.-

Whole week, except Sunday

8 am to 1.30 pm

We will visit the vibrant Mercado de Bazurto. At the market, explore the maze strolling around the different stands trying different fruits and drinks. When we finish the tour, we will take our mercado back in the cooking studio, the Lunatico Cuisine Cooking Experience will start.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays you will cook:
Seabass Ceviche with banana emulsion and lemon grass;
Mote de queso (White soup made of yam and local cheese);
Posta negra cartagenera (Black Topside beef), accompanied with coconut rice, plantains in temptation sauce and avocado ají;
Tree tomato in syrup.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will cook:
Shrimp and copey snails’ cocktail;
Crab and cheese carimañola;
Red snapper in coconut sauce, accompanied with coconut rice and patacones;
Enyucado (Cassava and coconut cake).

Colombian Rum and Colombian Chocolate Tasting

USD 59.-

Whole week, except Sunday

8 pm to 10 pm

Do you know that Colombia produces delicious and internationally awarded rum? And that some of them are not even produced for the local market and are exclusively distilled for other countries?

If you want to learn more about the history and the legend about some Colombian rums this experience is for you.

We will start with a short story about rum, the sugar cane and how this plant ended up in the Americas: Renato will guide you through six Colombian and Cartagena’s rums combining them with different local chocolates. You will also learn a bit more about this delicious fruit called cacao.

At the end you will prepare a rum based cocktail which you can enjoy at the studio or at the stunning terrace of our Caffé Lunático.
All this with the spectacular view of San Felipe’s castle and la Popa.
Available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and English

Discover the Chef inside you

Our Delicious Story

I am María, executive chef and founder of Caffé Lunático, a renowned restaurant in the coolest neighbourhood of Cartagena, Getsemaní!

I have studied and developed my career in Spain. I have worked in several Michelin Star Restaurants in the Basque Country and Catalonia. Since my Grandma was Spanish my experience in that country made me recognize aromas and flavours which reminded me of my Grandma’s kitchen 🙂 .

After 10 years I decided to come back to Colombia and opened Caffé Lunático with the intention to mix flavours from both cuisines, Colombian and Spanish.

Now, I have embarked in a new adventure where myself, along with other chefs, deliver a variety of cooking workshops.

Maria

Our Experiences policy

In order to guarantee the best experience possible and the proper organization of our classes, we accept only reservations made at least 24 hours prior to the chosen date.

Cancellations:
Customers who cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be entitled to reschedule their class, convert their reservation to a gift card with no expiration date, or receive a full refund.
Cancellations made within 48 hours of your scheduled start time are entitled to change your class date or convert your reservation to a gift card with no expiration date.
In case of non-attendance of the participant(s) without prior cancellation notice, no refunds or class rescheduling apply.

Enjoy the view of Castillo San Felipe from our restaurant

Caffé Lunático

Tuesday to Saturday 8am-12am
Mondays 4pm-12am
Sundays 8am – 3pm

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In order to guarantee the best experience possible and the proper organization of our classes, we accept only reservations made at least 24 hours prior to the chosen date
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Cancellations: Customers who cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be entitled to reschedule their class, convert their reservation to a gift card with no expiration date, or receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of your scheduled start time are entitled to change your class date or convert your reservation to a gift card with no expiration date. In case of non-attendance of the participant(s) without prior cancellation notice, no refunds or class rescheduling apply.
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