Samantha Lewis is an American from Kansas City living in Peru for the last eight years. In 2011 she founded The Lima Gourmet Company together with her Peruvian husband, now the top food tour company in the country. Since very little, she had a passion for food and new cultures which propelled her to study in Europe and South America, and eventually take residence in Peru. Lima Gourmet Tours combine a behind-the-scenes city tour with Peru's star dishes and top-notch restaurants; so you can see and taste the best of the city in just one day. This hands-on experience includes a visit to a local market and a secret garden cafe, a private cooking class with a chef where you make your own Ceviche and Pisco Sour, a stop at a coffee house that roasts its own coffee beans daily and a gourmet meal among pre-Incan ruins at one of Lima's premier restaurants. Each stop during your tour is located in a different district making the most of your time and allowing you to experience the country's living history. The restaurants have been specially selected to highlight the talents of Peru's Cordon Bleu trained chefs, award-winning recipes and creative, high-end interior designs. Lima Gourmet Tours doesn't offer the typical tourist circuit; they take you where the locals go. As a Peruvian-American company, the priority is providing a genuine Peruvian experience while upholding the highest standards of quality and personalized service.