The event, held at the institute in Bloomsbury Square, was a fantastic opportunity for guests to discover the delicious Peruvian spirit, including its origins, how it is made and some of the delightful cocktails which showcase Pisco’s unique flavour.
Proceedings were opened by the Peruvian Ambassador, Claudio de la Puente Ribeyro, and the masterclass was conducted by the talented mixologist Gianluca Pavanello, who explained the main aspects of this spirit, with emphasis on its versatility and delicateness.
Guests had the opportunity to taste three different types of Pisco, before learning how to prepare four Pisco based cocktails including Pisco Sour, Chilcano de Pisco, El Capitán, and a cocktail Gianluca created especially for the occasion. Following the masterclass, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception where they indulged in some of the Pisco cocktails demonstrated during the class.
This event is one of the activities of the Pisco and Gastronomy Promotion Programme conducted by the Embassy, which aims to position Pisco in the British market and more broadly to promote Peru as a culinary, cultural and tourist destination.
Le Cordon Bleu London also offers a one-day Peruvian Cuisine course, which explores the exciting flavours of popular Peruvian dishes through a refined culinary lens. If you want to take a step further, find out about the Diploma in Peruvian Cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu Peru. This three-month diploma explores traditional, regional and modern Peruvian gastronomy over three in-depth modules.