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Punta Cana
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    What to Expect
    The small and comfortable "Taino Gourmet Cooking Lab" labeled mini-bus will pick up you from your hotel one hour before the activity. Immediately when the last guest arrived we start with our "Sancocho Borracho" cooking class. "Sancocho" is a typical Dominican soup. Tourists will learn how to cook it with 7 different types of meat and local "viveres" (roots): ñame, yuca, yautia and platano. The perfect way to make it a true Dominican experience is to dance bachata y merengue while cooking. Everybody could become a “run sommelier” with us. All “sancocho” have to be eaten with Dominican rice and avocado. Our guests will be pleasantly surprised by the delicious dessert and local liquor degustation. All clients will be brought to their hotel before midnight with full bellies and a content heart and soul.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Receptcion from hotels of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Cap Cana, Cabeza de Toro.
    Departure Time
    • Dinner
    • Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Driver/guide
    • Local taxes
    • Transfers both ways are included
    • Cooking class with utensils
    • 2 alcoholic drinks and unlimited beverages
    • Interpreter (into English, or Russian)
    • Dinner: snacks, main course and dessert.
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Near public transportation
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We started the evening with a shot of mamajuana, and Francesca told us the history of cacao and coffee, after that we had a drink and started with the lesson. Francesca explained us every step in English, eventhough we were the only foreigners. We got to eat our own creation of
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    Response from tainolab, General Manager at Sancocho Borracho
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Luca, Thank you very much for this kind review. For us is so important making customers feel like they are at home. We are so happy you both enjoyed our cooking experience. Hope to see you back in a another cooking adventure. Best regards, Francesca
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    My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience with the team for the Sancocho cooking class! Even though it was just the two of us with their team of 3, they were amazing teaching us the history of the dish and how to make it. At the end we all enjoyed the meal together. We'll
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    Response from Seaside793601, General Manager at Sancocho Borracho
    Responded 26 May 2019
    Hola Dulcey! For us is more than a satisfaccion reading this amazing review of yours! Thank you very much for the time in writing a review of our Dominican experience cuisine in TripAdvisor. Hope to see you again in our lab.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Taino Gourmet
    24 reviews
    s c
    Overland Park, Kansas
    What a wonderful suprise!!!! This is a must DO!!!!
    I make it a point to take cooking classes on all of our trips now. I love to meet the local families and people
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    Luca E
    Cooking class sancocho borracho
    We started the evening with a shot of mamajuana, and Francesca told us the history of cacao and coffee, after that
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    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
    Wow! 5 million *’s
    What can I say Francesca is amazing! Learnt how to cook red snapper chillo coco which was delicious. We had a
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    Dover, Ohio
    8 leg fun for all!
    When planning our trip to Punta Cana one thing on our bucket list was for an authentic cooking class for our
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    Chicago, Illinois
    What a WONDERFUL local experience!
    We stayed at an all inclusive resort, so this was one of the experiences of the actual culture that we had
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    Amazing Service!!!
    Amazing service the one received by Venezuelan guy Jose!!! Jose was very helpful and recommended an amazing
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    Dillon, South Carolina
    If you are not enrolled in the cooking class this is a tourist trap.
    The chocolate experience was nice. They showed you how the use all the parts of the cocoa plant to make different
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    Karen N
    Maumelle, Arkansas
    Wonderful Cooking Class
    This class was the best. We really didn't know what to expect but everything was explained well. We cooked red
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    James C
    The staff was awesome and the manager Francisca was wonderful The food was wonderful the staff were so
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    Amazing cooking class
    My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience with the team for the Sancocho cooking class! Even though it was just
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    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    Master Chocolate Class and Free City Tour
    I really wish TripAdvisor would let me write two separate reviews. The cooking class: 5 stars Our chef was very
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    San Diego, California
    Excellent cooking class!
    This was such a wonderful experience, great date night material. Easy to book, picked up from our BnB, paid online
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    Houston, Texas
    Not there yet
    Not in English. Everyone nice but recipes in European amounts eg., kilograms, etc Couldn’t understand directions
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    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Amazing cooking experience
    My friend Nikolay invited me to taino gourmet to participate of a cooking class which became a whole amazing
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Great people, clean and nice eo, c lean and nice environment
    Great way to spend time in Punta Cana. Knowledgeable staff in a pristine environment. Learn new cooking techniques
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    Key Details
    • Taino Gourmet
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Russian, Spanish
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