ONE-DAY COOKING CLASSES
TASTE OF YUCATAN
Our most popular class, the Taste of Yucatán begins with an overview of Maya techniques and ingredients, followed by a market tour, culinary instruction in the Los Dos kitchen, and a full afternoon meal.
8 hours. Minimum class size: 6Itinerary and prices
ONE DAY CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE
There’s always time for chocolate! Tailored for people with a tight travel itinerary, this exciting full-day chocolate workshop is offered year round Monday through Friday pending availability. 9 hours. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or more
Ideal for those who would rather eat than cook! The Yucatán Express includes an overview of Maya culinary heritage and ingredients, followed by a market tour and afternoon meal with Chef Sterling at a popular regional restaurant. 5 hours. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or moreItinerary and prices
SLOW FOOD YUCATAN
Sample the best of regional specialties featuring organic and “folk” foods, local growers and artisanal production. Your participation benefits the local Slow Food chapter. 5 hours. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or moreItinerary and prices
If you are intrigued by the colors and aromas of street foods but are too intimidated to try them, Chef Sterling breaks down the barriers as he leads you to some of the city's best stalls. 5 hours. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or moreItinerary and prices
ALL-INCLUSIVE CULINARY PACKAGES
YUCATÁN THREE-DAY CULINARY WORKSHOP
Enjoy a variety of cooking, eating and traveling in these all-inclusive three-day/four-night packages. Each Workshop includes a culinary overview of Yucatán and market tour, cooking instruction, day-trips to exotic Yucatán destinations – Maya archaeological sites, pueblos and haciendas – all with food in mind! Our culinary workshops are an ideal way for you to leisurely get to know Mérida and the surrounding area while immersing yourself in Yucatán's rich history and culinary heritage. Luxury upgrade for accommodations available.
YUCATAN ONE-WEEK CULINARY WORKSHOP
This all-inclusive week-long package features cooking instruction in the Los Dos kitchen as well as excursions into the Maya heartland – a perfect introduction to the history and cuisine of the region. You will get to know the urbane regional capital of Mérida, and explore quaint jungle pueblos to meet and learn from local Maya families. Luxury accommodation upgrade available. 5 days/6 nights. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or more
CHOCOLATE FANTASY WORKSHOP
Indulge your fantasies and satisfy your chocolate dreams! In this 3-day, 4-night all-inclusive workshop dedicated to cacao and chocolate, you’ll connect with the ancient Mayas' taste for this “Food of the Gods”, while your every chocolate wish is fulfilled! 3 days/4 nights. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or more
Itinerary and prices
LOS DOS MAESTROS
All-inclusive three-day workshop – Yucatán - with a French twist! This three-day intensive workshop was created for chefs, avid home cooks or simply those who would enjoy learning modernized Yucatecan cuisine. Our "master class" will focus on the more unusual ingredients and recipes of the region: everything from maíz kuxum, a rare dish of pit-roasted corn fungus, to tamales de boda, the exquisitely delicate strained tamal created especially for weddings. Presentation techniques will also be emphasized. In addition to Chef Sterling's instruction, local chefs will provide demonstrations using exotic regional ingredients and techniques.
DAY OF THE DEAD FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Find out how chocolate and tamales can raise your spirits! Day of the Dead – known as Hanal Pixán in Mayan – is one of Yucatán's most colorful celebrations. And one of the most filling! In this special workshop, you'll visit homemade altars, mold chocolate skull candies and cook a giant tamal with Chef Sterling in the Los Dos kitchen. 4 days/5 nights, October 29 - November 3. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or more
SLOW FOOD YUCATAN CULINARY ADVENTURE
Los Dos is a member of the international Slow Food movement, and Chef David Sterling spearheaded the launch of the local chapter. Learn to savor the pleasures of food as you tour small local growers and artisanal producers, as well as cook with Chef David in the Los Dos kitchen.
SURF & SUN CULINARY ADVENTURE
Celebrate the hedonist inside! The Yucatán peninsula features almost 1700 kilometers of breathtaking beachfront. Enjoy it as you learn about seafood and other regional dishes with Chef Sterling and local cooks.
ROUTE OF THE HACIENDAS CULINARY ADVENTURE
In this exclusive Los Dos package, you will experience what life was like in the gilded age of the sisal haciendas, and enjoy the finest in regional Yucatecan cuisine along the route. 5 days/6 nights. Minimum class size: Groups of 2 or more
SEASONAL COOKING CLASSES
DAY OF THE DEAD SPECIAL
31 October & 2 November, 2012 – Once a year, the spirits return to earth – and we’ve got dinner waiting for them. Tour an amazing competition of altar-building and learn how “buried food” is more delicious than spooky! 8 hours Minimum class size: 6Itinerary and prices
GUADALUPE DAY SPECIAL
12 December – Cook, eat and join a procession of pilgrims to the local shrine of Mexico´s patron saint. 8 hours. Minimum class size: 6Itinerary and prices
8 & 11 February, 2013 – Reserved seats at one of Latin America's most colorful parades, and hands-on instruction in ancient Maya dishes are the highlights of these pre-Lenten festivities.
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