After getting a little lost on our way there (don't think anything big when looking for the churches to turn at in the directions), we were warmly welcomed and showed to our room. I believe it was called the Africa room, and it was huge! A beautiful master canopy bed and then another smaller bed, perfect for a family. We dropped our stuff and started our cooking class right away, the theme of which was seafood appetizers. We made 4 dishes and a dessert, all of which were delcious. I highly recommend taking a cooking class with Ruth, as she makes it both fun and instructive. I got a mini side-lesson from Vicente on the art of the pisco sour, which served as our aperitif for our delicious dinner that we helped to make! The meal continued with wine, in a beautiful room with a wood-burning fire. Since we were the only guests for our one night stay we were lucky enough to have dinner with Ruth and Vicente, who are extremely charming and interesting. We hung out by the fire after to finish our wine and then went back to our toasty room to sleep. The next morning we were welcomed by a huge, delicious, and of course home-made breakfast. Muffins, eggs, breads, fruit, jams, and more were all included in the price of a night's stay. In summary, our visit was short but very sweet. Would love to go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Chile's wine country in the company of Vicente, a wine lover and poet, and Ruth van Waerebeek, an international acclaimed chef. Join us for an unforgettable culinary adventure in Mapuyampay, an intimate valley in the Andean foothills, at only 200 km south of Santiago, 60 km from Santa Cruz and 40 km from Curico. Cooking programs recommended by gourmet magazine may/08 and local flavors show of delta airlines. ... more less
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