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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkEntertainment | Restaurants & Dining | May 2007 

Summer Cooking Classes at El Arrayán
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The talented team of chefs at El Arrayán will be sharing some of their secrets during a series of cooking classes this summer. Space is limited, so call 222-7195 for reservations.
Puerto Vallarta - This summer, the chefs at El Arrayán, everyone's favorite Mexican Restaurant in Vallarta (voted "Best Mexican" by a landslide two years in a row,) will be sharing some of their secrets during an upcoming series of cooking classes to promote the Slow Food movement in la Bahia de Banderas.

On one day each month, a limited number of participants will join Carmen Porras, Chef Juan and their team for breakfast, visiting local purveyors, hands-on cooking instruction and then enjoying what they've cooked.

The fee for this great introduction to Mexican cooking techniques and ingredients is $850 Pesos per person (tips included.) The fee also includes breakfast, class participation, take-home printed recipes, an embroidered apron and a full meal (including one cocktail and Mexican wine.) Classes will be conducted in English.

The schedule of cooking classes through July of 2007 is listed below. Look for an announcement in the coming weeks for details on classes scheduled for August and September.

May 22, 2007: 10 am - 3:30 pm
Ceviche Colima - baby scallop and avocado, pollo, chiquis, pasilla-tomatillo salsa and cajeta flan

June 19, 2007: 10 am - 3:30 pm
Pan-fried Panela Cheese, green spearmint salsa, mole negro and glazed yams with piloncillo and cinnamon

July 17, 2007: 10 am - 3:30 pm
Aguachile Shrimp Ceviche with mango, Chile en Nogada (the King of chile rellenos) and chocolate flan with Mexican chocolate

Since opening in November of 2003, El Arrayán has won the hearts and taste buds of Banderas Bay. "The entire team at El Arrayán aims to prepare the best traditional Mexican cuisine in Puerto Vallarta," says Carmen Porras, owner of El Arrayán.

"Along with the creations of Chef Juan Manuel Cruz, this young team's goal is to deliver the best quality food in the Bay. Guests have had a great time in past cooking classes and keep asking for more. By leading the Slow Food movement in Banderas Bay, spreading the education of taste and linking producers of excellent foods to consumers is a key goal for us. These cooking classes are part of the Slow Food Movement," she added.

Space is limited, so call 222-7195 after 5:30 pm for reservation details. (Class will only take place with a minimum of five participants.) El Arrayán is located in El Centro on the corner of Allende and Miramar; just a short stroll from the Malecón.

Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV for more than 3 years. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at

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