YuBá: Flavors of Afro-Colombia

Cali, Colombia

Experience hosted by Beatriz

3 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Caribbean cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Live a memorable experience, join me for a Cooking & Culture Workshop while you're Cali.

Learn how to cook traditional dishes (with a contemporary twist) in an open and airy kitchen, listen to delightful music, engage in conversation about culture and life, and tease the palate with fruity drinks.

The set up:
- Open & airy kitchen
- Fresh ingredients
- Fun and knowledgeable host
- Artsy house
- Delightful drinks
- Incredible beats

What we'll do:

1. You'll arrive at my house, it's bright yellow.
My house is open, full of plants and art, and it's located in a safe and easily accessible neighborhood in the city.

2. Happy hour: I'll teach you how to make tropical fruit cocktails made with viche, a local sugarcane distilled liquor and/or rum. Enjoy your libation with a surprise appetizer I'll have ready for you.

3. Cooking time: You'll learn easy and delicious recipes inspired by the culinary heritage of Afro-Colombians. You can help me cook or you can relax, kick back and observe the process.

4. Dinner Party: We feast on our creation!

Please note that 2 cocktails are included. Extra cocktails cost extra.

Come ready to delight your senses with the traditional flavors/rhythms of Afro-Colombian culture.
Live a memorable experience, join me for a Cooking & Culture Workshop while you're Cali.

Learn how to cook traditional dishes (with a contemporary twist) in an open and airy kitchen, listen to delightful music, engage in conversation about culture and life, and tease the palate with fruity drinks.

The set up:
- Open & airy kitchen
- Fresh ingredients
- Fun and knowledgeable host
- Artsy house
- De…

What's included

  • Food
    The menu changes, but usually includes seafood, poultry, rice, plantains.
  • Drinks
    Cocktails/juices made with local fruit.

Meet your host, Beatriz

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a cooking aficionado, a cultural producer, a writer, a teacher; a lover of exciting sounds, plants and and juicy stories, hosting dinner parties and getting lost in a new city.

I learned to cook with the greatest chef ever, my grandmother, Doña Martina.
Like her, I like to transform my kitchen into a place where people feast on delicious flavors and awesome stories.
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From $45
/ person

Where you'll be

Dinners take place in my redesigned home, an airy oasis in a centrally located, easily accessible and safe neighborhood in the city. The house if full of plants and art, so your belly will be happy and so will your other senses.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Lavondia
September 2021
My experience with Bea was awesome from the moment my uber driver showed up at wrong address on the other side of town. BEA reassured me and told me to relax and everything would be okay and that she'd be waiting for me when I arrived. The house was beautiful and full of art. The layout, open ceilings, garden in the home and a hammock was mind blowing for me. Honestly, it felt like I was having dinner with my own family. We laughed, prepared the meal, had special cocktails with detailed history. She was so personable! I'm not an animal lover but by the time I left I even grew closer to her pet dog that she inherited from her late grandmother. As a bonus, Bea cousin joined us for dinner and she as well as Bea had a wealth of information and suggestions for my Cali stay. I appreciate them for making my experience a memorable moment. Thank you!
Lorena
July 2021
Beatriz es una excelente anfitriona compartimos muchas experiencias en común ella hace que todo sea especial explica muy bien el proceso de las comidas, Sin duda todo era fresco y de buena calidad aprendí mucho sobre la comida afro colombiana y ni hablar de los tragos cócteles simples pero deliciosos y la energía que ella transmite de verdad es muy linda su casa es mágica tiene un Aura especial. Sin duda volvería A participar en nuestra experiencia con Beatriz me encantó 100% recomendada.
Melen
May 2021
Visiting with Bea was amazing! In addition to the great meal full of flavor and step by step instructions for the method/why each ingredient was being used; Bea is super personable and kept the laughs coming! Highly reccommend!
Ana
April 2021
What a great experience! I am Colombian and didn’t expect to learn so much about my own culture and history through this experience. Bea was great and she made us feel at home from the moment you step in the door to the moment you leave. We cooked a very delicious meal with only a few ingredients and enjoyed a great talk over a couple of drinks. The only thing that could’ve been better was having still more time to continue to enjoy the great company and flavors that came with this experience. We totally recommend it!
Nathan
April 2021
Beatriz is a fun and entertaining woman. You get a sense of culture and openness inherently space. The area is well ventilated with open airs to allow airflow and even rain to water the herbs and vegetables that you'll be using when you book a session with her. I learned history, I learn new recipes, I even learn how we all share a culture as black people even with music. This is also good for others who are curious about African culture and connection with Colombian cuisine
Marcos & Ely
April 2021
I had an amazing time with Bea. it was a wonderful experience, that I hope to do again in the near future. The food preparation was excellent, you get to perceive wonderful and flavorful scents when entering her place which is so welcoming. She is very outgoing, and keeps you involved in the preparation of Cali’s cuisine, that was a big plus. She can communicate with you in spanish and English. Can’t wait to return to Cali.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.