From workshops that teach guests how to heat ancient Aztec stones to prepare queso fundido to lessons on how to make the perfect spice-laden Moroccan stew using a traditional tagine, hotels are providing travelers with a delicious, hands-on way to discover global destinations.
• Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) pictured): At Los Pirules, a new, immersive outdoor cooking venue overlooking the city of San Miguel de Allende, guests use local Manchego cheese, fresh salsa and herbs picked from the hotel’s garden to create a sizzling queso fundido prepared in a traditional, heated stone bowl or molcajete, a technique that can be traced back to the Aztecs.
• The Peninsula Hong Kong: Through an interactive session with experienced dim-sum chefs, guests learn how to make traditional shrimp dumplings and steamed pork buns and use Chine bamboo steamers at the Peninsula’s Spring Moon restaurant.
• The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (USA): On warm afternoons, guests at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds can experience an authentic Georgia pig roast and learn grill tips and secrets to brining and seasoning from Chef Aaron Baxendale.
• Riad al Assala by Sanssouci Collection (Morocco): At Riad al Assala, guests immerse themselves in Moroccan culture by shopping at local souks and crafting traditional North African tagines made with lamb, apricots and dates and baked in ancient earthenware cooking dishes.