Experience the entire journey from picking ingredients at the local market to cooking up some of Java’s most popular dishes.The day starts early at 6.00am with a quick coffee or breakfast in the restaurant before heading to Pasar Gede market with our chef. At the market you will be able to immerse yourself in the busy sights and sounds, observing the locals as they go about their marketing activities, and learn more about the local ingredients from our chef as you select what you need for the day’s cooking class. While you are there, why not have a taste of some authentic Javanese delicacies such as Klepon, Sawut or Lopis? After the market, it’s time to head back to the hotel to prepare for your cooking class. But first, refresh with a drink of young coconut water and don your personal Alila Solo apron – a gift from our chef. During the class, you will learn how to prepare and cook three to four authentic Indonesian dishes, which you can then enjoy for lunch in the venue of your choice: the main restaurant, pool deck or your room or suite – an experience to savour long after you leave Solo.