In January of this year we took a long overdue trip to Puerto Vallarta and before the trip we looked everywhere to find a Cooking Class there. We only found one that was about 40 minuites away from where we were staying. We figured we would book it once we were there.
So after arriving at our hotel in Old Town ( Romantic Zone) we ventured off and looked around at all the culture. It was heaven, the area was just what we had hoped for. We managed to stumble in to a small upstairs bar/restaurant (around the corner from our hotel) called Senior Sweeny's. Needless to say we enjoyed it so much that we made a point of stopping there daily. We got to know the locals and the staff. After discussing our plans to do a cooking class with Lee Anna ( the manager) she said she knew of a friend that has a Cooking School in the area. We said well let's set it up. We then met Austin (from Boston) who owns BITE OF THE IGUANA COOKING SCHOOL in Puerto Vallarta.
So our day started around 930am when we met at a local coffee shop a few blocks over from our hotel for a cup of coffee and to discuss what we would like to create. Austin made some suggestions and he made a list and then we were off walking to the local market to buy the ingredients. The market was amazing, we learned a lot of what the local produce and meats were. We then had a authentic breakfast (very cheap) at the market. So once we had the ingredients we were off to his place not too far away. He has a wonderful large terrace where we sat an prepared Salsa d'gala, fish tacos, a few other sauces and coconut shrimp and a few other things.We also received aprons with his logo on them. It was a very relaxing and informative class which took 6-7 hrs. Well worth the money. So please don't miss this amazing experience. So email him firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your next culinary adventure in Puerto Vallarta.
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