The state of Florida has a solid reputation for being a lively and energetic state. The Sunshine State exudes fun almost anywhere you go and this is visible through its beaches, nightlife, music, and arts. And where there is fun, there’s always sure to be great food tied to it. Florida is one of the gulf states of the United States and its location near Cuba, the Bahamas, even Mexico means that the state is a melting pot of diversity, especially in the gastronomic scene. In particular, the flavors are highly influenced by Hispanic culture among many others. This is evident especially in restaurants and bars but you can also experience this through tours and culinary classes offered in and around this vibrant city. That being said, read on to find out the best cooking classes in Miami Florida.
In any setting, you can be certain that culture and food will always be intertwined with one another. That’s exactly the aim of this cooking class: for its guests to learn all about Haitian culture through its food. This hands-on cooking demo will present a variety of popular Haitian dishes and flavors through a three-course meal. It will be done inside a traditional Haitian-style home in the area of Little Haiti in Miami. Afterward, the meal will be shared with you by the hosts over some authentic Haitian drinks or a glass of good beer - depends on you!
Haitian Cooking Experience
Duration: 3 hours
Ceviche is a popular Latin American appetizer originating from Peru and it has become a favorite cocktail dish all over the world. Ceviche is usually made from raw fish cured in citrus juices and dabbed with a bunch of spices. This interactive experience offers a different perspective on this unique dish by offering it as a vegetarian alternative. You will learn how to concoct a vegan-style ceviche and other authentic Mexican favorites straight from the host’s family recipes. Guests are free to bring their own beer to add to the fun!
Vegan Ceviches: Interactive Workshop in Downtown Miami
Duration: 3 hours
Nearby cooking classes
Experience authentic island cooking without having to leave the city with this cooking experience. The fun takes place in the host’s backyard, which is transformed into a festive island set-up with vintage reggae to match the mood. Your host will be showing you how to make authentic Caribbean and Jamaican favorites and traditional dishes such as jerk chicken and pork, curried chicken and goat, escovitch fish, pepper shrimp, and a whole lot more. However, as of writing, bookings are paused until October 8.
Island Cooking with AfroChef Lela
Duration: 4 hours
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Other food-related classes and experiences in Miami
You can’t make a trip to Miami without getting a taste of its Cuban-influenced culture. This class will transport you into a festive island-type setting with your surroundings as colorful as your drinks. The stars of the show will be a glass of Cuba libre and a glass of mojito, Cuba’s national drink. You will be shown how to make these fun Cuban cocktails the proper way for the best flavor. As with any drinking session, the experience won’t be complete without a social exchange of stories, which is more than welcome at this class!
Miami-Cuban Cocktails For Private Groups
Duration: 45 mins
It’s impossible to leave Miami without sampling what it’s best known for - nightlife. You also can’t miss out on its great food. With this experience, you’ll not only get the best of both worlds but you’ll be doing so in VIP style. The night begins at Marion Restaurant where you will be given the option to order one platter of either seafood, meat, or sushi. Drinks will be unlimited as well. Afterward, you will be taken to the El Tucan nightclub where you will be treated like a VIP with a private entrance, meet-and-greet with the performers, and all-around fun throughout the night.
VIP Night Out Dinner & Club
Duration: 5 hours
The neighborhood of Wynwood is an artsy district in Miami and it’s one of the up-and-coming areas to check out in the city. This walking tour will explore much of Wynwood and will particularly visit three local craft breweries. Be prepared to bring your walking shoes as these breweries are about a block from each other. But you will not even think about the physical efforts so much once the guide shares stories about the history and artistic nature of the neighborhood. This is a great tour for those who love art, socializing, and of course, good craft beer.
Walking brewery tour, beer included
Duration: 2 hours
More often than not, tours are usually given in English for the benefit of everyone in the audience. However, if you’re multilingual and you would like to make your tour a little more interesting, why not try this tour given in French? It’s an interesting concept to be able to learn about a Latin American culture with a European language as it makes two unlikely worlds meet. The experience will mostly take place in Little Havana, mostly on the famous Calle Ocho where you will be sampling the best of Cuban cuisine.
FOOD TOUR IN FRENCH IN LITTLE HAVANA
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sometimes you can’t help but correlate food and history as it will always complement the other. For this experience, you will be doing just that. You will mainly learn all about how Mayan culture played an important part in Mexican history and the food we know today. It will be held at the MayaMi Cocina’s “palapa”, which is an open space with part of it covered by a traditional native hut made of dried palm leaves. The seven-course meal will include an exchange of stories about Mayan history and personal experiences with Mexican culture from the guests as a more authentic experience.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Discover the vibrant culinary scene in Miami
Miami is all about fun and good times, that’s for sure. You won’t find a dull spot in the city and this goes for the food scene as well. Whether you’re at a restaurant, bar, or one of these culinary tours, good food and entertainment await.
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