Our Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, created in partnership with Williams Sonoma is a guest favorite. We invite you to learn alongside Miraval's culinary masters and gain insights into healthful and flavorful recipes, ingredients, and conscious cooking practices. Throughout the Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen you'll find Williams Sonoma's best-in-class products, each of which was hand-selected by Miraval chefs and curated so that you can easily create these dishes in your own home.
CANCELLATION, CHANGE & NO-SHOW POLICY For fee-based Culinary activities, the entire fee will be charged to your bill if you change or cancel within four hours of the start time, unless otherwise noted. If you are a no-show for a reserved spa service, fee-based activity, or private session, the entire fee will be charged to your bill. If you are a no-show for a complimentary activity, a $20 no-show fee applies.
TEA WITH INTENTION
Join Nick Grimaldi as he discusses the medicinal properties and health benefits of tea. He will guide you to slow down, use your senses, and be fully present while making and drinking a cup of soothing tea. See how this simple beverage can be steeped in mindfulness, appreciation, and enjoyment. Leave with a branded Miraval mug for tea-drinking rituals at home. 45 MIN | $45
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. 60 MIN | $60
Join us for a brief history and tasting of chocolate where we will discuss the effects of terroir, taste chocolates from around the world, and offer a demonstration of how chocolate is tempered. Leave the class with your own hand-dipped and decorated truffles. 75 MIN | $75
BLEND ‘N’ BALANCE SMOOTHIES
Join us for an educational smoothie experience. Learn which ingredients offer the most balanced nutrient absorption and health benefits. 45 MIN | $25
Gluten Free Baking
Grab the oven mitts and start baking alongside our Head Pastry Chef for this 60-minute workshop. Learn how to make seasonal baked goods using
alternative flours that help support local
agriculture. 45 MIN | $45
Take a look into Kombucha’s benefits and the science behind SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), which forms after the completion of a unique fermentation process of lactic acid, acetic acid, and yeast. This class offers Kombucha tastings and instructions for brewing Kombucha at home. 45 MIN | $45
The Joy of Java
This engaging and informative talk with Nick Grimaldi offers insights into the world of coffee. Enjoy multiple tastings as you learn more about coffee’s origins, history, and varietals. Perfect your coffee-making skills with a discussion around modern add-ins. 30 MIN
Farm-To-Glass: Beyond the Bloody Mary
Let your creativity loose in this hands-on mixology session that teaches you to craft the perfect Bloody Mary. Gain an understanding of your tastes and how ingredients interact to change the profile of a drink. Locally sourced fresh ingredients make this class an authentic farm-to-glass experience.
For centuries, Asian, Indian, European, and Middle Eastern countries have harnessed the health properties of roots, herbs, and spices in tinctures and elixirs. Celebrate the sprouts of spring with fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables to concoct creative and hydrating beverages.
Uncover the secrets to replacing unhealthy fats and processed sugars with better combinations of healthier fats and natural sweeteners. Learn how you can stay true to your dietary choices (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or generally health-conscious) and still create and eat delicious desserts of all kinds.
Jams & Jellies
Following our local farmers’ seasonal recommendations, learn how to make and preserve perfect jams or jellies. Take home the fruits of your labor to enjoy in your own kitchen. 45 MIN | $45
COCKTAILS WITH CHEF
Enjoy a chef-created appetizer and cocktail while you learn about our food philosophy and hear about healthy cooking tips and tricks. 45 Min | $75
JUST COOK FOR ME
Take a seat at our connoisseur’s table and let us enchant you with our chef’s choice of fresh, seasonal, and innovative culinary delights. This four-course menu features one sweet and three savory dishes paired with red, rose, or white wines. This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie and may not be adjusted for food allergies. 120 MIN | $175
CHEF’S TASTING MENU
This delightful, six-course dinner features four savory and two sweet dishes with expertly selected wine pairings. Sample seasonal, locally sourced culinary creations in this intimate, personalized, epicurean adventure. Menus are based on Chef’s daily choices and may vary or change without notice. 120 MIN | $205
FLOWER TO ROOT COOKING
This interactive experience will teach you to create and cook satisfying plant-based dishes. Please alert staff of allergies prior to booking this event. 45 MIN | $45
RESTORATIVE BONE BROTH
Guests will be taken on a journey through the labor of love that is bone broth. Learn how it can help restore your brain, gut, skin, ligaments, and joints while helping to prevent ailments. Bring this powerful ancestral recipe home with you. 45 MIN
Fun with Pho
This class offers an introduction to the Vietnamese tradition of pho and bone broth. Examine the history, culture, ingredients, styles, and techniques involved in creating this hearty and nourishing noodle soup, including alternative variations and healthy substitutions. 45 MIN | $45
Sunday Brunch Essentials
Make your mid-day meal a healthy and hearty medley of flavors. Brunch fuses the best of breakfast and lunch dishes with an invitation to gather, linger, and share morsels and moments around the table. Learn to create and craft simple, fast, and fun brunch dishes with easy-to-follow recipes.
EAST COAST OYSTERS AND BUBBLES
Roll up your sleeves, and learn how to shuck oysters from a master and pair them with libations. Taste the delectable combination of fresh, raw, east coast oysters with effervescent flutes of champagne or sparkling wine. 45 MIN | $75
1894 FIRESIDE DINNER
Make our lovely Gilded Age mansion your dining room for the evening. Wyndhurst Manor’s 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar blends traditional northeast architecture and newly renovated interiors that reflect the history of the
Berkshires. Enjoy an elegant meal created with locally grown, seasonal ingredients and perfectly paired with fine wines.120 MIN | $205
Creative Cake Decorating
Join a member of Miraval Berkshires pastry team to master whipping, creaming, and piping for your own miniature and multi-level cakes that you can take with you. GF available. 75 MIN | $75
CONQUER THE BLADE
Chop your food like a seasoned chef. Learn about the anatomy of a knife, blade variations, and critical cutting techniques. 75 MIN | $75
In a Nutshell
This hands-on workshop teaches you how to get more nutrition and flavor out of a nut-derived dairy alternative. Create fresh, smooth, and nutrient-rich plant-based beverages without using artificial additives or fillers; explore the healthy and delicious benefits of making your own non-dairy beverages. 45 MIN | $45
Miraval Recipes: Finding Wellness Through Food
Transform your nightly meals into mindful masterpieces in this class that teaches you to recreate recipes from our signature cookbooks. Learn how to incorporate health and wellness into your everyday cooking while keeping it easy and fun. 45 MINS | $45
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. 45 MIN | $45
Create a uniquely mixed Bellini with locally sourced ingredients to give you a vibrant glow. Continue with a mini flight of sparkling wines to explore
how we bring effervescence to our drinks and our lives.