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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
Owner description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely interested in the food & culture of Mexico. Private Cooking Classes w/local... more » 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. « less
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Sausalito, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It can be quite difficult when visiting a foreign city to be able to see the city through the eyes of someone who lives there. In this respect, we count ourselves incredibly lucky to have spent a day with Mavi on her "Cooking Class and Culinary Tour." While we were, indeed, provided with a "cooking class" and a "culinary tour"... More

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

It was a great experience, fun and educational. We are looking forward to seeing Mavi again on our next trip

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything about a day with Mavi is amazing! She is full of extras such as local neighborhood tours, nibbles of PV's best hidden gems, restaurant recommendations, and hands-on tours through PV's local markets. Beyond all of this, she opens up her very own beautiful home overlooking the Marina to complete the experience. Cooking in Mavi's kitchen, surrounded by pictures of... More

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our day with Mavi was terrific. My favorite part was the shopping for ingredients at the different local markets while learning about the Mexican culture of food. I also enjoyed the meal and Mavi's artisan approach to cooking. This really helped me to view cooking in a different more enjoyable way that I hope will make for better cooking experiences... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Mavi, Thank you so much for the outstanding day David and I had with you on 6/9/2014. It is clear you LOVE what you do, and it exudes from your soul. The morning spent shopping for ingredients was very educational and entertaining. Of course the best part was me cooking with you in your kitchen. I loved our menu selection,... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I recently hosted a Wedding rehearsal cocktail for my son, and it was very important for me to have as stress free event as possible. Mavi and her team came through for me on every level. She offered many options and we decided on a more international menu of hors d'oeuvres than a Mexican menu (which was going to be... More

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