If you love to cook, a class can be a fabulous way to bring the flavors of your honeymoon home with you. You'll don an apron, get your hands dirty, and learn the chef's secrets for preparing iconic local dishes; then you'll get to take the recipes home with you. Here are four hotels that offer these special classes.
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine
If you love the ingredients in Maine — blueberries, lobster, corn, oysters, and scallops — you can learn to cook the regional cuisine at the luxurious inn. Then, at dinner, see what the chef can do, from to butter poached smoked lobster to a mini baked Alaska with roasted blueberry ice cream; whitebarninn.com.
Jake's Hotel, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
On a honeymoon in Jamaica, you're sure to fall in love with the beef patties served with scotch bonnet hot sauce, the grilled jerk chicken with its powerful allspice seasoning, and the vegetable-like ackee fruit. Stay at this budjet-friendly hotel, and you can sign up for cooking classes and learn to make the local saltfish fritters, called stamp and go, as well as your own jerk spice mix; jakeshotel.com.
Las Ventanas, Los Cabos, Mexico
This resort on the Baja Peninsula hosts one-hour Saturday morning classes, using herbs from the resorts garden. If you like the class and want more, you can sign up for private instruction or the resort's culinary challenge that will have you competing with other guests for the chef's approval; rosewoodhotels.com.
Four Seasons, Chiang Mai, Thailand
This cooking class starts with a market tour, where the chef buys the group tastes of the local dishes that are prepared there, then points out key ingredients that are hard to find back home. Back at the resort, you'll try your hand at the regional take on chicken curry with noodles; fourseasons.com.