Magazine Online    The Authority On African-American Conventions, Incentives, & Leisure Travel
Food Service Beat
El Array An Restaurant Brings Back Cooking Classes To Puerto Vallarta

El Arrayán
restaurant, known for its traditional Mexican cuisine, is offering a new series of Mexican cooking classes for the 2014 season with Chef Alfonso Corona and owner Carmen Porras.

Scheduled to take place every Monday at 11 am, the cooking classes are a unique way to learn not only how to prepare rich and varied traditional dishes such as: Chile en Nogada, Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil, Tamales, and pre-Hispanic specialties like Pozole, but also a good way to learn about Mexican history, culture and costumes

Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most popular gastronomical destinations with over 365 restaurants and a number of food-focused festivals. Including a Wine Festival in March, a Restaurant Week in May that will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, the VNGastronomica Festival in October and its International Gourmet Festival in November. 

Fees for these classes range from $85-$90 USD, depending on the day's menu, and includes take-home printed recipes and an embroidered apron.

On the first Monday of each month, El Arrayán also offers a special cooking class that begins at 9:30 am and includes a typical Mexican breakfast and visits to local markets, in addition to everything offered in their regular cooking classes. These classes cost $110 USD, including transportation from the restaurant to the markets and back again.

For more information and payment details, please contact Carmen Porras at, or (322) 222-7195.
Meet Brilliantly