Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen

Culinary

Mindfulness is at the core of how we approach food, too. Savor seasonal menus, cooking demos, and hands-on workshops full of tips for satisfying both palate and body.

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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.

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CONSCIOUS BAKING

An extension of our Conscious Cooking demonstration, this interactive workshop will showcase how to reduce food waste at home while honing your pastry skills and whipping up delicious baked goods.

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GUEST FAVORITE

COCKTAILS IN THE LIFE IN BALANCE KITCHEN

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

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GLUTEN FREE BAKING

Grab the oven mitts and start baking alongside our Head Pastry Chef. Learn how to make seasonal baked goods using alternative flours that help support local agriculture.

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BLEND ‘N’ BALANCE SMOOTHIE

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

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Honey: A Sensual Journey

Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper, believes easy. Because our brain is so intricately involved in how we think and feel, it makes sense that when fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s senses. Also like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of the hive it comes from. Join Noel on this journey of the senses as you taste your way through a variety of local honeys and discuss the notes and flavors you experience along the way. 60 MIN|$65

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COMPLIMENTARY | TAKE HOME HEALTHY COOKING TIPS TO EAT MINDFULLY EVERYDAY

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.

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LET'S GET SAUCY

Join our culinary experts and journey through the southwest and around the world by creating authentically local salsas and exotic sauces that will add a kick to any of your home dishes. Learn the art of flavor balancing with award-winning, mindful recipes that are hand-crafted by our chefs and then expertly paired with regional wine from our sommelier. 60 MIN|$75

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JUST COOK FOR ME CHEF

While others dine in the restaurant during regular dinner service, delight in our most intimate dining experience in the Miraval kitchen and taste creations by our talented chefs. Savor samples from the daily menu as well as newly formulated exclusive dishes with fine flavors. This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie. We are unable to accommodate food allergies in this offering. Wine is served. 2 HRS|$175

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