Hacienda Petac, a private estate 30 minutes from Merida in the Yucatan, has always been a culinary destination due to its hands-on cooking classes taught in a modern teaching kitchen, and excursions to nearby markets to shop for ingredients.
Notable chefs and cooking tours have now discovered Hacienda Petac, bringing small groups together for a Yucatán culinary adventure. In a curated week of cooking classes and excursions, guests explore the cuisine of the Yucatán, as well as the cultural offerings of the region. Complementing the daily cooking activities, guests have the chance to tour the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, picnic at a hacienda museum, and go swimming in one of the Yucatán’s many cenotes. They also spend time in the city of Merida, at the market to shop for cooking-class ingredients.
For those foodies who would like to put their own small groups together, the Hacienda offers package suggestions that feature all-inclusive accommodations, a host of traditional Yucatan cooking classes, tropical drink demonstration classes, market tours in Merida, and more. All packages include a full staff to address every need.
For singles or couples, Hacienda Petac works with several culinary adventure tour operators who offer six-night programs of cooking immersion and excursions:
- Tour de Forks’ culinary immersion experience includes Michelin-starred celebrity chef Anita Lo. Their trip, “Cooking in the Yucatan,” will coincide with Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in October 2018. Dates are also available in February 2019.
- Edible Destinations’ culinary adventure offers hands-on, side-by-side Yucatecan cooking with a Maya staff preparing regional dishes. Tours run throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.haciendapetac.com.