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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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Conscious Cooking

Our renowned Conscious Cooking philosophy allows guests to view food through many lenses - its production, preparation, consumption, and relationship to ourselves and our community. Living well isn’t just about eating the right food, it is also about community and conviviality - sharing the joy of the experience with people you care about. We at Miraval encourage you to learn how to make conscious decisions about creating and consuming food that will support you in living a life in balance. During your stay, discover that food is not only a source of energy or sustenance, but also a foundation for nurturing joy, connection, and healing.

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ALL ABOUT THE EGG

Discover the rich nutrients and flavors that eggs and other breakfast or brunch items can offer. Explore techniques used by Miraval’s culinary team with an inside look at nutrition, preparation, and service. Conclude with a light meal. $

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CONSCIOUS MIXOLOGY

Learn everything you need to confidently order the perfect drink for you or recommend one for your companions. Join this fun class for tips on how to express your preferences to your bartender to create a healthier version of your favorite drink. Practice these techniques the next time you order out and test out your own bartending skills at home with dietitian-approved drink recipes you can take with you. $

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EAT WELL, LIVE WELL

Discover why people in the five Blue Zones of the world live longer than average and how you can bring this healthy lifestyle home with you. Join Miraval’s master chefs and lead dietitians as they explore the food, wine, and environments of the cultures that have begun to uncover the secrets to longevity. Enjoy an exciting dish from one of the five regions as you learn nutritional and culinary techniques. $

MIRAVAL EXCLUSIVE

JUST COOK FOR ME

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 and freshly formulated, exclusive dishes paired with wine. This offering is for the adventurous foodie. We are glad to accommodate any dietary preferences with advanced notice. $

PLANT-BASED COOKING

This interactive experience invites guests to prepare a dish alongside our chefs. Our culinary program is built on the idea that plants’ phytonutrients may offer tremendous antioxidant and anti- inflammatory benefits. Our kitchens serve a variety of freshly farmed food, 80% of which is plant-based and 20% protein-based. This workshop provides tips for entertaining guests and family while supporting a healthy, plant-based diet. $

Beyond Bisque

Learn the techniques to create Miraval’s delicious soups. This interactive class guides you by developing tastes and textures to bring Miraval’s flavors to your table with delicious and healthy homemade soups. $

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TERROIR DE TUCSON

Enjoy a four-course gourmet meal paired with local wines. Dishes are inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients and presented by our chef and expertly paired with matching wines selected by our native-Tucsonan sommelier. $

Mindful Pastry

This hands-on experience teaches you innovative techniques for recreating the desserts at our Cactus Flower Restaurant. Learn how to prepare a variety of pastries, including pistachio cookies, avocado brownies, and many more delicious treats.

COCKTAILS IN THE KITCHEN

This interactive experience invites guests to prepare a creative cocktail and appetizer alongside our bartender and chef. Savor your libation as you explore the art of the cocktail and our cooking philosophy. Bring these techniques to your kitchen and create aperitifs and hors-d’oeuvres with home ingredients to make simple syrups, garnish cocktails, and infuse flavors. $

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THE MODERN ART OF SAUCES*

This hands-on class demonstrates how to make innovative, nutritious, and modern sauces that complement the best foods. Learn knife skills, sautéing and simmering techniques, and a professional chef’s approach to developing and pairing flavors. Our featured sauces are on a rotating schedule and include tapenade, pesto, romesco, and many others. Taste your newly created sauce with a paired appetizer and glass of wine. $

APPRECIATING CHOCOLATE

Uncover secrets and varieties of different chocolates. This interactive experience reveals the process and technique involved in preparing truffles and tempering chocolate. $

CONSCIOUS COOKING

Immerse yourself in our kitchen as you learn to use excess vegetables, fruits, and meat to cook creatively and reduce food waste. Recognize the power and importance of being a conscious cook. $

BLEND ‘N’ BALANCE SMOOTHIE

Join our Registered Dietitian to learn how to blend a nutrient-rich smoothie while balancing your blood sugar to promote energy levels, turn off fat-storing hormones and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Leave class with three of our recipes, as well as the techniques and confidence to support your shift towards a healthful smoothie. $

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. Like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of its hive of origin. Join Noel on this journey of the senses as you taste your way through various local types of honey and discuss the notes and flavors you experience along the way. $

IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A Biodynamic Wine Experience

Set aside 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 behind winemaking and the agriculture associated with it. If you try to live mindfully concerning what you put in your body and its impact on our world, this wine tasting is one you will savor. $