Introduce your country's local cuisine to foreign travelers


local cuisine with a Lopy

Thanks to MYLOPY, it is possible to prepare any type of activity for the travelers. And there's no better way to introduce your culture through your country's local cuisine! For the (potentially) interested Lopys, here are a few tips to help you plan your trip!

What, when, where?

Some countries have a very specific and famous gastronomy, others are less known by the public but are no less valuable and delicious. As a Lopy, seize this opportunity to become the advocate of your local cuisine.
  • Proud of the French cuisine ? Have your visitors discover croissants, ratatouille, unique cheese, or tasty desserts like crème brûlée or macarons.
  • Fond of Chinese food ? Treat yourselves with some baozi, dim sum, fresh noodles or challenge yourselves with some bugs snacks!
  • Lebanese food enthusiast ? Cook some tabbouleh, shawarma or spicy potatoes and end your meal with a sweet note with a dessert such as ma'amoul.
  • Nothing beats a good ol'fast-food? Feast on a home-made hot dog, hamburger, mac&cheese, pizza or let yourselves be tempted by a doughnut or a waffle.
There are so many varied cuisines in the world; the choices are almost endless, so be creative and surprise your visitors!

Moreover, you will have to design your own schedule, according to your availabilities and preferences. Every occasion is an opportunity to enjoy a good meal;
  • breakfast,
  • morning coffee,
  • brunch,
  • lunch,
  • snack,
  • dinner, etc.
Don't worry, we won't tell if you eat between meals!

Lastly, feel free to organize your own personal cuisine workshop or tasting at home or take part in a regular cooking class, surrounded by experts. Your visitors will love feeling like chefs.
If you're not good at cooking, however, do not panic! Restaurants, cafes, breweries would be fine - as long as the selected place corresponds to you and to your travelers' expectations.

How much?

When it comes to gastronomy, prices can vary a lot according to your activity; do you want to have your visitors discover the local pub down your street or a Michelin-star restaurant ? Either way, set a price depending on your expenses; do not hesitate to include the cost of the restaurant in your charge. Not only the visitors will feel like you offered them food, but it will also facilitate the payment process when leaving the restaurant.

For instance, if you stop by a bakery to buy a snack at one point of your stroll to buy your visitors a pastry, add 5 euros to the initial price per person of your trip; travelers will feel like receiving a gift from the Lopy, and therefore, you will be able to "give" them more presents.

Lastly, you are free to determine the duration of your gastronomic discovery trip:
  • If it's a quick meal, such as street food and soda, complement your trip with a street art based stroll to make the pleasure last.
  • If you want to give a cooking class or if you invite visitors over, then you will need time to learn about your guests, or to teach them, in their language, how to cook your local cuisine.
Don't worry; once you have found the concept of your trip, all these details will come naturally to your mind.
Bon appétit!

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