Conscious Cooking is at the core of how we approach food. Relish seasonal menus, cooking demonstrations, and immersive workshops with tips for pleasing the palate, balancing the body, and minimizing food waste.
Step into the Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen and take a seat at the Chef’s table for this weekend brunch experience. Our chef will prepare delicious takes on wellness forward tonics and traditional brunch favorites, while you learn about sustainable ingredients and cooking methods. Brunch begins with an amuse-bouche and mimosa before indulging in four courses with two portioned alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
*This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie and we are not able to accommodate food allergies.
2 HRS | $100
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. In this Tour of Texas wines you will 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.
ENTERTAINING WITH EASE: Charcuterie Boards
Create a show-stopping charcuterie board with a Miraval Austin culinary specialist. This interactive build-your-own-board experience features a deliciously paired wine to sip as you create your masterpiece. $
Transform simple dough into a work of art in this creative, immersive experience. Using farm-fresh edible flowers, herbs, and vegetables, you will design your own focaccia round. While your bread bakes, our chef will discuss how baking bread can fit into any lifestyle. Leave with your freshly baked floral masterpiece and a recipe to try at home.
45 MIN | $45
Create a lovely picnic in the Life in Balance Kitchen and then be whisked away to the Cypress Creek farm, where you will have a tour and herb harvest experience.
While you dine, you will be joined by one of Miraval Austin’s specialists for a conversation on harvesting peace, joy, and harmony in your own life. Your peaceful picnic concludes with a grounding guided meditation. 2 HRS | $125
Spices of the Season
Join Miraval Austin’s Culinary Specialists in blending fall-centric spices to create an aromatic and delicious spice blend that will enhance every dish. This experience will offer tips and tricks on how to utilize spices in everything from baked goods, beverages, and even your main course. The experience concludes with a delicious seasonal taste of the finished product.
COCKTAILS IN THE LIFE IN BALANCE CULINARY KITCHEN
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
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.
45 MIN | $35
CONQUER THE BLADE
Chop your food
like a seasoned chef. Learn about knife
structure, blade variations, and critical cutting
75 MIN | $75
World of Wine
Discover the symbiosis and sense of place each grape has to offer. Unearth the common questions and understand the myths in this unusual wine tasting.
45 MIN | $100
JUST COOK FOR ME
Delight in our most unique dining experience and taste creations by our talented chefs. Savor samples from the daily menu as well as newly-formulated exclusive dishes paired with fine wines. This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie as we are not able to accommodate food allergies.
2 HRS | $175
The Perfect Steak
Texas is known for beautiful beef and in this lively cooking demonstration with one of Miraval Austin’s Chefs you will learn the secret to preparing the perfect steak. Education around cut selection, cooking methods, and nutritional benefits should leave you feeling well informed on buying and cooking steak.
45 MIN | $75
Explore the culinary possibilities with fresh produce and eggs from our
Cypress Creek Farm. Celebrate the expression of the season with a creation made from Miraval’s harvest. 45 MIN|$25
Sunday Brunch Essential: The Bloody Mary
Let your creative expression loose in this hands on mixology session as you learn how to craft the perfect Bloody Mary. You will leave with an understanding of your own tastes and how ingredients interact to change the profile of the drink. Our very own Cypress Creek Farm provides the fresh ingredients so the class is truly a farm to Mary moment not to be missed. 45 MIN | $50
Plant Forward Cooking
This interactive experience will teach you to create and cook satisfying plant-based dishes. 45 MIN | $50
RESTORING BONE BROTH
Learn how bone broth can help restore your brain, gut, skin, ligaments, and joints while preventing ailments. Bring this powerful ancestral recipe home with you.
45 MIN | $25
Don’t mock the mocktail! These non-alcoholic elixirs are chock full of nutrients and farm fresh ingredients sourced right here at our very own Cypress Creek Farm. Your taste buds will be delighted as you learn to craft beverages that boost immunity and vitality. 30 MIN
BLEND ‘N’ BALANCE SMOOTHIE
Join Sami Blumenthal, Registered Dietitian, to
learn how to enhance your mind and body
by building a balanced smoothie. Mindfully
crafted and designed to target specific health
benefits, these recipes will enhance nutrient
absorption, flavor, and satiety. Leave class with
five of Sami’s recipes as well as the techniques
and confidence to support your shift towards a
healthful start to the day. $25
The Art of the Egg
Farm fresh eggs sourced from our very own Cypress Creek Farm are the centerpiece for this cooking demonstration led by one of Miraval Austin’s Chefs. You will experience eggs 5 ways with a focus on being intentional with every preparation. 45 MIN | $45
Taste of Texas Salsa
Enjoy a taste of Texas as the beautiful tomatoes sourced from our very own Cypress Creek Farm are transformed into a signature salsa snack right before your eyes. 30 MIN
Join us for a unique beverage tasting experience to meet the chef and enjoy a quick sip of the featured adult beverage. 30 MIN
PASTA A MANO
Join us for the hands-on experience you “knead” - to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Together, we will experience the ancient art of handmade pasta as we explore fresh ingredients and flours that help our dough, dish, and hearts flourish. 75 MIN | $75
THE SWEET SIDE OF BAKING WITH PLANTS
Delight your taste buds with vegan desserts. Discover the magic of plant-based ingredients and learn tips for taking your baking adventure home with you.
45 MIN | $50
IN A NUTSHELL
In this hands on workshop and learn how to get more nutrition & flavor out of a dairy alternative. Create fresh, smooth, and nutrient rich plant-based beverages without the use of artificial additives or fillers and explore the healthy and delicious benefits of making your very own plant beverages. 45 MIN | $25
Wake-Cup with our Registered Dietitian Sami Blumenthal, to taste and learn how to make a naturally sweetened and antioxidant rich cup-cake. This customizable recipe focuses on nutrient-density and wholesome ingredients, to make the perfect afternoon snack, breakfast on-the-go, or even dessert. Vegan and gluten-free! 45 MIN | $25