Culinary

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.

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ART OF THE COCKTAIL

Crafting the perfect cocktail is all about finding the right balance. Too much bitters and it will taste sour. too much alcohol and you overpower the drink. Experiment and find the right amount of ingredients for each component in this hands-on cocktail-making class. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $

SPIRIT OF AGAVE

Relax into the vibrant world of agave-distilled spirits, including mezcal, tequila, raicilla, or bacanora. Taste four types and explore their unique qualities. Conclude with a complimentary margarita and small bites made from locally grown ingredients to cleanse your palate and introduce you to the culinary cultures of the Puebla, Oaxaca, and Yucatán regions. *This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie and we are not able to accommodate food allergies. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $

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Chef’s Table Brunch

Take a seat at the Chef’s Table for this weekend brunch experience. Our chef will prepare delicious variations on traditional brunch favorites while teaching cooking methods that use sustainably sourced ingredients. Begin with an amuse-bouche and mimosa and progress to a four-course feast with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. *This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie and we are not able to accommodate food allergies. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $

IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A TOUR OF TEXAS WINES

Wines capture a sense of the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. this tour of Texas wines teaches you about the philosophy of Texas viticulture and wine-making with a closer look at unique varietals, local winemakers, and their craft. *Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $75

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. *Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $100

Creative Canvas Bread

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Creative Canvas

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

Farm activities at Miraval Austin

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Peaceful Picnic

Join a culinary specialist in the Life in Balance Kitchen to create a lovely picnic to take with you to the Cypress Creek farm for a tour and herb-gathering experience. Our culinary specialist will guide you to turn your herbal harvest into a delectable garnish for a picnic lunch. Enjoy your meal with a Miraval specialist and learn how to harvest and harmonize peace and joy in your daily life. Conclude with a grounding guided meditation. $

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Spices of the Season

Join Miraval Austin’s culinary specialists in blending seasonal spices to create an aromatic and delicious mix that will enhance any dish. Learn tips and tricks for using spices in everything from baked goods and beverages to main courses. Conclude with a taste of your perfectly spiced, seasonal creation. $

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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. *Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $75

CONQUER THE BLADE

Chop your food like a seasoned chef. Learn about knife structure, blade variations, and critical cutting techniques. $75

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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 as you deductively experience the inherent differences in terroir or sense of place. *Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $100

Just Cook For Me Chef

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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 five-course menu features flavorful dishes paired with red, rose, or white wines. *This experience is designed for the adventurous foodie and may not be adjusted for food allergies. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $175

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THE PERFECT STEAK

Texas is known for raising the best beef. this lively cooking demonstration with a Miraval Austin Chef reveals the secret to preparing a perfect steak. Learn about cut selection, cooking methods, and nutritional benefits in this informative session about buying and cooking steak. $75

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FARM HARVEST

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. $

Sunday Brunch Essential: The Bloody Mary

Let your creativity loose in this hands-on mixology session that teaches you to craft the perfect Bloody Mary. Leave with an understanding of your own tastes and how ingredients interact to change a drink profile. Our Cypress Creek Farm provides fresh ingredients, making this class an authentic farm-to-glass experience. *Guests must be 21 and over with a valid ID to consume alcohol. $50

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Plant-Based Cooking

This interactive experience will teach you to create and cook satisfying plant-based dishes. $50

RESTORING BONE BROTH

Learn how bone broth can help restore your brain, gut, skin, ligaments, and joints while preventing ailments. Bring this robust ancestral recipe home with you. $25

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ENERGY ELIXERS

These non-alcoholic elixirs are full of nutrients and farm-fresh ingredients from our Cypress Creek Farm. Treat your taste buds as you learn to craft beverages that taste delicious, support your health, and spark vitality.

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BLEND N' BALANCE SMOOTHIE

Join one of Miraval Austin's Culinary Specialists to learn how to nourish your body by building a balanced smoothie. Mindfully crafted and designed to increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fiber. These recipes will enhance nutrient absorption, flavor, and fullness. Leave class with five recipes and a healthy start to the day.

All About The Egg

Celebrate the flavor of farm-fresh eggs sourced from our Cypress Creek Farm in this cooking demonstration with a Miraval Austin chef. You will learn innovative ways to prepare eggs and use them as a centerpiece or base for creative, nutritious meals. $45

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COMPLIMENTARY

TASTE OF TEXAS SALSA

Enjoy a taste of Texas by transforming fresh tomatoes from our Cypress Creek Farm into a signature salsa snack.

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COMPLEMENTARY

QUICK SIP

Meet the sommelier and enjoy a guided quick sip from a rotating wine selection. Bring your wine-related questions for an illuminating chat. *Guests must be 21 and over with a valid ID to consume alcohol.

GUEST FAVORITE

PASTA A MANO

Join us for the hands-on experience 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

Life In Balance Culinary Kitchen

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. $

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, and explore the healthy and delicious benefits of making your own non-dairy beverages. $25

HEALTHY SWEET TREATS

Learn how to make a naturally sweetened and antioxidant-rich snack that wakes up your tastebuds. Our Registered Dietitian Sami Blumenthal created this customizable recipe that focuses on nutrient density and wholesome ingredients. Bake and taste this perfect afternoon treat, breakfast-on-the-go, or dessert. Vegan and gluten-free! $25

THE JOY OF JAVA

Dive deep into a coffee cupping that samples local roasters. Gain a better understanding of tools and vocabulary for how to savor and discuss the world's most widely traded commodity. You'll come away with information on how coffee is grown and roasted to help you make better choices about brewing and drinking it. $

ZERO-PROOF

Whether you are entertaining or looking for non-traditional, alcohol-free alternatives in your daily life, this class presents the tenets of making mocktails for maximum enjoyment. From sophisticated garnishes to natural sugar options, these beverages are designed to elevate the spirit and encourage relaxation without alcohol. $

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING

Grab the oven mitts and start baking alongside a Miraval Culinary Specialist. Learn how to make seasonal baked goods using alternative flours that help support local agriculture. $

BUBBLES & BITES

Join us for an effervescent hour, prepared for your palate by our talented sommelier and chef. Enjoy a tasting experience of canapés and hors d’oeuvres perfectly paired with sparkling wine or bubbly beverages. *Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID to consume alcohol. $100

Bees Honey

HONEY TASTING: THE TERROIR OF HONEY

This honey tasting experience with our head beekeeper dives into honey's complexity and diverse character. Explore the behavioral intricacies and specificity of place that provide a stunning variety of flavors and colors. Guests will also get a chance to taste our farm's edible flowers and plants that grow next to the beehives and inform the honey they create. $75

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SPARKLING SPIRITS

Explore how we bring effervescence to our drinks and our lives with Miraval Austin's beverage specialist. Learn how fermentation methods, labeling rules, and sugar content can inform and balance your consumption. Create a uniquely mixed Bellini with locally sourced ingredients to give you a vibrant glow. Conclude with a mini flight of sparkling wines. $

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