Los Dos Maestros Three-Day Workshop

Available year-round by request.

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 cerdo pelón, a descendant of the pig breed brought to the Americas by Cortés, to tamales de boda, the exquisitely delicate strained tamal created especially for weddings. In addition to Chef Mario’s instruction, local chefs will provide demonstrations using exotic regional ingredients and techniques.

CLASS DETAILS

Tour Duration 3 days / 4 nights
Group Size Groups of 2 or more
Dates Year-round by request
Standard Price $2,695 USD / per person
Luxury Price $2,950 USD / per person

DAY 0: Welcome to Merida!

Arrival Arrive Merida airport; transfer to hotel
Check in Casa Lecanda or equivalent hotel

WORKSHOP DAYS:

DAY 1: French Inspiration

8:00 am Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00  Tranfer hotel/Los Dos;
Introduction to Yucatán’s culinary heritage and ingredients by Chef Mario
10:30 Tour of Mérida’s central market
11:30 Cooking instruction with Chef Mario in the Los Dos kitchen
12:30 pm Almuerzo (lunch) in the Los Dos dining room
1:00 Cooking instruction
3:00 Comida fuerte (main meal of the day) in the Los Dos dining room
(includes wine/beer service)
4:00 Transfer Los Dos/hotel
7:30 Dinner at a popular local restaurant
10:00 Transfer restaurant/hotel

DAY 2: Back to the Los Dos kitchen!

8:00 am Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00  Tranfer hotel / Hacienda Vista Alegre for tour of distillery
featuring local rums and the local liqueur Xtabentun
11:00 Transfer Vista Alegre/Los Dos
12:00 pm Almuerzo (lunch) in the Los Dos dining room
12:30 pm Cooking instruction in the Los Dos kitchen
3:00 pm Comida fuerte (main meal of the day) in the Los Dos dining room
(includes wine/beer service)
4:00 Transfer Los Dos/hotel
7:30 Transfer hotel/restaurant featuring the best in regional “fusion” cuisine
10:00 Transfer restaurant/hotel

DAY 3: Did somebody say CHOCOLATE?

8:00 am Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00  Transfer hotel/Ki’Xocolatl
featuring locally grown cacao and artisanally prepared chocolate products
11:00 Transfer Ki’Xocolatl/Los Dos
11:30 Light snack in the Los Dos dining room
12:00 pm Cooking instruction in the Los Dos kitchen with guest chef
3:00 pm Comida fuerte (main meal of the day) in the Los Dos dining room
(includes wine/beer service)
4:00 Transfer Los Dos/hotel
7:30 Transfer hotel/popular local restaurant
8:00 Dinner
10:00 Transfer restaurant/hotel

DAY 4:

Departure Transfer to airport for departure; ¡Hasta Luego!

MENU SAMPLER
“Ceviche” Sausages with Basil Lime Confit
Consommé of Lima with Longaniza Ravioli
Oyster Mushroom Crème with Corn Flan
Chilled “Guacamole” Soup with Lima Sorbet
Shrimp Ravioli in Black Chile Sauce
Pan-Seared Pheasant with Pumpkin Seed Sauce and Squash Blossom Fritters
Tamal of Xtabentún-Scented Pineapple with Mango Ice Cream

PRICE INCLUDES
Four nights’ accommodation based on double occupancy; continental breakfast each morning of your stay; two additional meals a day; wine/beer service during the main meal at Los Dos; one alcoholic beverage at all other meals; workbook including all recipes we prepare in class; complimentary Los Dos apron; all transfers, excursions and entry fees; all taxes and tips except as noted.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Air fare between departure point and Mexico; service tips at hotel; service tips at evening meals. Service tips to Los Dos staff are not included and are at the discretion of the visitor; pesos or US dollars are welcome.

NOTES
Rates based on two-person minimum, double occupancy. Single supplements available. Available as a Standard Package or as a Luxury Package. The Luxury Package features the same itinerary as the Standard Package but includes an accommodation upgrade. Prices are subject to change in January of each year when new tariffs are posted by third party service providers. Specific itinerary details are subject to change according to third party service providers. All terms subject to standard POLICIES which will be forwarded at the time of your booking.

All prices in U.S. dollars. All classes at Los Dos must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. All bookings must be completed via e-mail; unfortunately, we cannot accommodate phone bookings or drop-ins.