Little Feet Goes Barefoot… In Mexico


For one week, Little Feet in the Kitchen will be setting up shop at Playa Viva, the exclusive oceanfront eco-luxe boutique hotel outside of beautiful Zihuatenejo, Mexico.


Bask in the sun with your toes in the sand while your little ones take to the Playa Viva kitchen for four days of hands-on cooking lessons focusing on the regional cuisine of Mexico.  Cooking students ages 6-13 will make lunch for their parents each day, and when the class is over, families can spend time together on the beach, the turtle sanctuary, or exploring the sights in Zihuatenejo.


Sample Cooking Itinerary; July 9-16, 2011; 9-1, Mon-Thurs

MARISCOS – Students will learn all about seafood, Mexican style.  First, we’ll go fishing, and then we’ll head back to the kitchen to make dishes such as shrimp ceviche, frutti de mare, and more.

QUESO – Mexican cheese. First, a field trip to the local queso fresco factory, followed by a cheese tasting in the Playa Viva kitchen, where we’ll make handmade corn tortillas, chilaquiles and quesadilla de rajas.

SAL – We’ll watch the locals rake artisanal salt washed down from the Sierra Madres, and learn all about this magic ingredient.  Menu includes salt-crusted fish and Pizza Bianca.

XOCOATL – We’ll take a trip to the local cacao farm, then head back to the kitchen for a chocolate tasting and history of chocolate, first used by the Mayans and Aztecs.  We’ll make Mexican chocolate ice cream, and watch the Playa Viva chefs create a traditional mole sauce.

Cost includes airport ground transportation, all meals and beverages (excluding alcohol), daily yoga classes, wi-fi, and cooking class, apron and chef hat for one child, beginning at $2490 for a deluxe suite).

This special opportunity is only open to a limited number of families. Reservations must be confirmed by May 31.  To book or for more info, call (818) 691-3177, or go to: