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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Chef’s Table Brunch

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

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. *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

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. $

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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 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. *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 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. $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 powerful ancestral recipe home with you. $25

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ENERGY ELIXERS

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.

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BLEND N' BALANCE SMOOTHIE

Join Sami Blumenthal, a 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.

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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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.

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QUICK SIP

Join us for a unique beverage tasting experience to meet the chef and enjoy a quick sip of the featured adult beverage. *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 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

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 AND BITES

Join us for an effervescent hour, prepared for your palate by our talented sommelier and chef. Enjoy a tasting experience of canapes and hor 'd oeuvres perfectly paired with sparkling wine or bubbly beverages. $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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