LOS DOS IS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN MEXICO DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE CUISINE OF YUCATÁN. Featured widely in magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Gourmet, and on broadcast television such as Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen channel and with Rick Bayless on PBS, Chef David Sterling’s Los Dos school has become a “must-do” destination in Yucatán, along with the spectacular Maya ruins and many natural wonders.
THE SETTING IS A MAGNIFICENT COLONIAL MANSION in downtown Mérida, capital of Yucatán, Mexico. The lovingly restored building is the private home of Chef David Sterling, who manages the school, and partner Keith Heitke. Soaring 18-foot ceilings, sumptuous surroundings, the pool, terrace and garden, a formal dining room and parlor and the gorgeous Mexican kitchen are yours to enjoy.
WHAT MAKES COOKING AT LOS DOS such a delightful experience is that you learn directly with Chef Sterling in his own kitchen. This personal attention – chatting with Chef Sterling over morning coffee or accompanying him to the market – makes spending a day at Los Dos a memorable part of any vacation to the Yucatán Peninsula.
DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO COOK AS WELL AS TO LEARN ABOUT WORLD CULTURES, each class at Los Dos begins with coffee and pastries and ends with a fabulous meal that you and Chef Sterling prepare together. In between, you'll receive fascinating background information on the importance of the Maya peoples in the development of Mexican cuisine and culture; you'll tour the sprawling and colorful Mérida market; and in the participatory cooking class you will experience first-hand the many exotic ingredients that make Yucatecan cuisine so unique.
CHEF STERLING OFFERS A VARIETY OF CLASS OPTIONS to suit the needs and interests of travelers from around the world. From "Overviews" to combination cooking/excursion packages, cooking at Los Dos can be seamlessly combined with your stay in Mérida, as you tour the Maya ruins and the many historical and natural splendors that the Yucatán Peninsula offers. Chef Sterling can also design a program specifically for the interests or requirements of a private group.
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