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Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

Mastil # 2 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
322-221-0914
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely interested in the food...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely interested in the food & culture of Mexico. Private Cooking Classes w/local celebrity Chef Mavi in the comfort of her home. We are a mother-daughter family business, not a tour company. Traditional or Contemporary Mexican cuisine: includes pick-up service at your hotel, guided tour of local food markets to shop for ingredients, wine pairings, complimentary appetizers, craft cocktail & recipes of your Menu. One-on-one experience inside our home with breathtaking views of Marina Vallarta.

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Ramon and I had a great time shopping and cooking with Mavi! Great food and wonderful conversation. The local color and vibrancy of Puerto Vallarta shines in the markets and is captured with love translated into the dishes that we prepared. Truly a remarkable experience! "We cook with emotion" - Mavi We will be back!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a unique way to celebrate our 60th birthdays. We came up with the idea of a Kanreki Party and suggested to Mavi that she cater a dinner party for 12 with some Japanese flavors. She met our challenge and, of course, exceeded it beyond our wildest dreams. She researched Japanese foods, while consulting... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My second class with Mavi. Chose a whole new menu this time. It was wonderful again. So much new information and tips. A beautiful lunch and wonderful time.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On a return trip to PV we decided to come back from another cooking class with Mavi, and of course we were blow away again. She is literally the kindest soul you will ever meet, and the best cook as well! Because we had already taken a class she went out of her way to show us new spots in... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our day learning la Arte Culinario with Mavi Graf. Mavi has a wonderful personality and she is a great teacher. The tour of the local markets was very informative and we are looking forward to taking advantage of these "hidden" (or at least unknown to us) resources on future trips to PV. The three... More 

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Shingle Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When I booked a cooking class for my two non-cooking friends and I, they were skeptical to say the least. What a surprise they got! Mavi gives you the opportunity to customize your meal to your tastes and interests. Even if you do not know how to cook a thing you will have the best unique experience in PV, because... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After a whirlwind shopping excursion to the local butcher, fish market, tortilla factory and green grocer, Mavi took us to begin our culinary adventure in her lovely home. We learned the secrets of dried chiles that were transformed into a silky sauce and further transformed into enchilada sauce and finally with the addition of fresh pineapple into a delicious shrimp... More 

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Troutdale, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What an expierence.....We started out visiting 5 markets, Butcher, Fish, Spice, Veg and Fruit, and Tortilla factory. Then to Mavi's condo to cook. She was a great teacher explaining what and why for each step. Not only do you eat with your mouth but also with your eyes. The food was fantastic and the view from her balcony was breathtaking.... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This wasn't your ordinary cooking class - this was truly an "experience" that exceeded all my expectations. We accomplished so much - just thinking about all we did was amazing. Visiting the various food, meat, and fish markets and having you explain how to select the food for our menus was the highlight for me. And that was just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

WOW!!! What else can I say. Mavi is truely a master of her craft. I did a cooking class of one. What a day!! I started at the fish market and purchased fish for the three course meal. After picking up all of our upplies we went back to Mavi's beautiful kitchen overlooking Puerto Vallarta' s marina. The menu for... More 

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