Would you like a side of salsa to go with your infinity pool? Me too! This just in: aspiring chefs and chic celeb followers… One&Only Palmilla is introducing a new Outdoor Kitchen and Herb Garden for Mexican Culinary Classes and private dining. Why is this cool? Well, not just because Jennifer Aniston and Sofia Vergara like to swim laps in their luxury pool, but also because it’s home to the upcoming Mexican Culinary Festival November 7-11, 2012 in Los Cabos! The new garden venue will serve as the location for weekly complimentary cooking demonstrations and Iron Chef-style culinary competitions led by visiting Mexican chefs and resort experts. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests, each weekly culinary seminar begins with a guided tour of the herb garden with a variety of fresh produce including a collection of indigenous chilies such as habanero, pequin, and poblano, and herbs like cilantro, epazote, sweet basil, and hibiscus tea plant. But that’s not all! Each demonstration will be paired with a Mexican wine or tequila selected by Head Sommelier Manuel Arteaga. I think I may need to fly down just to cover this great sounding space, no?
In addition to weekly culinary classes, the Iron-Chef-type competitions will pair teams of four guests with one chef against another in a light-hearted cook-off. Winners will be awarded a complimentary dinner at the Chef’s table. Similar style culinary classes and competitions in the Herb Garden will also be made available for teens too. All designed to incorporate the four elements of Chi – water, fire, earth and wind – the One&Only Palmilla Herb Garden is just another reason why Jen and her besties migrate south of the border a few times a year.
The One&Only properties are truly some of the best. With the One&Only Palmilla, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives, One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai, you have a One&Only retreat available at stunning exotic locations around the globe. They also recently announced plans to develop a new One&Only resort on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China slated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014 (so you have time to hit up all of the rest until then).