CULINARY

Conscious Cooking is at the core of how we approach food. Relish seasonal menus, cooking demonstrations, and immersive workshops with tips for pleasing the palate, balancing the body, and minimizing food waste.

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LIFE IN BALANCE CULINARY KITCHEN PARTNERSHIP

Miraval x Williams Sonoma

Explore our new Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, created in partnership with Williams Sonoma. We encourage you to learn alongside Miraval's culinary team and gain insights into healthful and flavorful recipes, ingredients, and conscious cooking practices. Throughout the Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen you'll find Williams Sonoma's best-in-class products, each of which was hand-selected by Miraval chefs and curated so that you can easily create these dishes in your own home.

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MIRAVAL EXCLUSIVE

Just Cook for Me Chef

Sample the culinary creations of our talented chefs with our most intimate dining experience in the heart of Miraval’s kitchen. Savor selections from our daily menu as well as freshly-formulated, exclusive dishes that are paired with wine. This offering is designed for the adventurous foodie. We are unable to accommodate food allergies. 2 HRS|$175

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Beyond Bisque

Learn the techniques to create Miraval’s incredible soups. This interactive class provides the knowledge and will guide you through the development of flavors and textures to bring Miraval to your table with delicious and healthy homemade soups. 60 MIN|$60

PLANT-BASED COOKING IN THE LIFE IN BALANCE CULINARY KITCHEN

This interactive experience will teach you to create and cook satisfying plant-based dishes. 60 MIN|$50

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Modern Art of Sauces

A mindful and nutritional approach to creating innovative, modern sauces that complement the best of foods. This one hour, hands on class teaches innovative culinary techniques required to make world class sauces such as knife skills, sauté, simmering and an inside approach as to how professional chefs develop and pair flavors. Featuring a rotating schedule sauces include: Tapenades, Prestos, Romesco and many others. Sauces are paired with wine and an appetizer. 60 MIN|$75

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Mindful Eating

Led by Miraval’s meditation experts, learn to listen and respond intuitively to your body’s food needs in this experiential class. Breakfast or lunch is included.

COCKTAILS IN THE LIFE IN BALANCE CULINARY KITCHEN

Enjoy a chef-created appetizer and cocktail while you learn about our food and beverage philosophy and hear about healthy cooking tips and tricks. 45 MIN|$75

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private culinary class

An exclusive experience with a top Chef from our Life in Balance Kitchen. A one on one culinary class that applies a nutritional and mindful focus to a specific area of your choice. This one-hour hands-on experience is taught in our main kitchen, surrounded by the action of a live professional Chefs. Classes are tailored to your needs with subjects that include savory, pastry, dietary and nutritional needs. This is an ideal opportunity for those looking to bring Miraval to their table - from the novice to the advanced culinarian, this experience will leave you with the knowledge to entertain and create! $200 per hour|Main Kitchen $275 per hour|In-Retreat Kitchen

APPRECIATING CHOCOLATE

Uncover the secrets of chocolate from bean to bar. Get to know the processes and the wonder of working with chocolate. 60 MIN|$75

CONSCIOUS COOKING

Immerse yourself in our Conscious Cooking philosophy as you learn to use leftover pieces of vegetables, fruits, and meat to cook creatively and reduce food waste. Recognize the power and importance of being a conscious cook. 45 MIN|$45

BLEND ‘N’ BALANCE SMOOTHIE

Join us for an educational smoothie-making experience. Learn which ingredients provide the most balanced nutrient absorption and health benefits. 45 MIN|$25

Honey: A Sensual Journey

Noel Patterson believes that tasting honey is as sensual an experience as tasting wine. To fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s senses. 60 MIN|$65

In the Spirit of Grapes

Forget what you think you know about wine tasting. Wines capture a sense of the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. Learn about the philosophy underlying agriculture and its methods. If you try to live mindfully with respect to what you put in your body, as well as consider the impact on our world, this wine tasting will be one you’ll savor. 60 MIN|$100

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COMPLIMENTARY

Pastry DEMONSTRATION

This class provides the innovative techniques required to recreate the pastries served in our Cactus Flower Restaurant. This hands on experience will leave you with the knowledge to prepare a variety of pastries including pistachio cookies, avocado brownies and many others.

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COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Learn to prepare many of the healthy, delicious dishes you will enjoy while dining at Miraval in our teaching kitchen. Lunch is included in this activity.