Mountainside Coffee Farm Culinary Class

Cave, Jamaica

Upplevelse under ledning av Melessia

4 timmar, Hålls på Engelska
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Upp till 6 personer
Kokkonst (Jamaikansk)
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Vad du kommer att göra

After Ascending 2500 feet above sea level you will arrive at our small tight-knit community of Kentucky in Westmoreland Parish Jamaica. We will make an entree, a side dish, and a fruit-based beverage from a selection of my grandmother's traditional Jamaican recipes.
Vegan/Plant-based, vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated
All classes are hands-on and interactive. We will dine together after the meal is complete. You will leave the class with a selection of recipes based on the meal we created together.

My cooking class includes making one entree depending on what’s in season:
Jamaica’s national dish= Ackee & Saltfish
Brown Stew Chicken
Curry Chicken
Fresh Escovitch Fish
Peanut Porridge
Curry Goat
Red Peas Soup
Vegan Curry with coconut milk

ONE of the FOLLOWING depending on what’s in season:
roast bread fruit
dumplings
festival with dipping sauce
boiled green bananas
rice & peas
yams or bammy
fresh green salad with homemade tropical dressing
fresh picked steamed vegetables w/ or without, callaloo

And a BEVERAGE: depending on what’s currently available on the farm:
Fresh pressed/blended juice or smoothie, examples: Soursop, Guava, banana, super green (callaloo) beetroot, star fruit, sour orange, carrot, sorrel, etc.
After Ascending 2500 feet above sea level you will arrive at our small tight-knit community of Kentucky in Westmoreland Parish Jamaica. We will make an entree, a side dish, and a fruit-based beverage from a selection of my grandmother's traditional Jamaican recipes.
Vegan/Plant-based, vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated
All classes are hands-on and interactive. We will dine together after the meal is complete. You wil…

Detta ingår

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    Welcome drink, snack and lunch.
    All equipment needed to learn to cook...

Möt din värd, Melessia

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2017
  • 8 omdömen
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Hi, my name is Mel. I’m the fifth generation of my family to live on and cultivate this beautiful jungle landscape. I’m excited to teach you a few traditional Jamaican recipes that have been passed down to me by my grandmothers. I have been cooking for local and international guests for over 10 years. I have received unanimous rave reviews for my delicious farm-to-table cuisine. My guests have inspired and expanded my culinary horizons, as I cater to vegan, gluten-free, keto, and vegetarian diets. I’m looking forward to sharing my Jamaican culinary knowledge with you. I have been a super host on Airbnb for three consecutive years and my guest books are filled with comments of “feeling part of the family” and “my favorite experience in Jamaica”. I am excited about sharing one of my life’s passion in this one of a kind culinary experience
Hi, my name is Mel. I’m the fifth generation of my family to live on and cultivate this beautiful jungle landscape. I’m excited to teach you a few traditional Jamaican recipes that have been passed down to me by my grandmothers. I have been cooking for local and international guests for over 10 years. I have received unanimous rave reviews for my delicious farm-to-table cuisine. My guests have inspired and expanded my culinary horizons, as I cater to vegan, gluten-free, keto, and vegetarian diet…
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After Ascending 2500 feet above sea level you will arrive at our small tight-knit community of Kentucky in Westmoreland Parish Jamaica. You will be introduced to shop owner Dobby and enjoy a traditional Jamaican snack at his shop. We will then hike down a jungle path leading to my hand-built native hardwood kitchen surrounded by my botanical garden.

Betyg 5,0 av 5 efter 8 omdömen.

Jameianlavelle
april 2021
This place was magical I can't even explain better than to spend the money to see this one of a kind experience. I've been to Jamaica many times and have never experienced this. The views were unbelievable. The food and cooking experience was so wonderful considering I'm a private chef. I learned something and she taught me much. I will be back. They are adding to the property. I'd get married here. I told my boyfriend that. Even our driver said he's lived in Montego Bay all his life and hadn't ever been up in this area of Jamaica. Go treat yourself to this experience.
This place was magical I can't even explain better than to spend the money to see this one of a kind experience. I've been to Jamaica many times and have never experienced this. Th…
Tonya
mars 2020
Great experience in the mountains. We helped Mel cook really great food. She took the time out to show us around her property and we learned a lot about the coffee beans and other local fruit and plants. It was within walking distance of the airbnb that we were in which was really convenient because the area is so panoramic we didn't like going down the the mountainside much!
Great experience in the mountains. We helped Mel cook really great food. She took the time out to show us around her property and we learned a lot about the coffee beans and other…
Diamond
januari 2020
This was absolutely a one in a lifetime experience! Mel was extremely friendly, well prepared and helpful. If you enjoy nature, relaxation, AMAZING views, fresh organic “real deal” food and warm people, this is definitely for you! The food we made was super yummy and we left very full and satisfied. Mel and her daughter were super sweet and instantly felt like family. We will absolutely be coming back as this is an experience we will never forget!
This was absolutely a one in a lifetime experience! Mel was extremely friendly, well prepared and helpful. If you enjoy nature, relaxation, AMAZING views, fresh organic “real deal”…
Kelly
januari 2020
Wow! The cooking class with Mel was by far the very best experience I have had in Jamaica, hands-down! Getting up to this mountain is a bit of an adventure, but it's so well worth it. Mel's kitchen is located on her cozy botanical retreat (well worth a stay by the way) on the unique and peaceful mountain community of Kentucky. Mel provides a very interesting tour of the farm (including interesting banana plants, coffee bushes, etc.), cute animals, and breathtaking views. I even got to meet some of her family who also live on the mountain. Once in the kitchen, Mel was a pro! She knew exactly the right balance between what she should do and what she should ask me to do. I felt that we were actually co-creating a wonderful meal together, and I was learning from the process. She's very calm and just has a wonderful and warm personality. I realized when we were cooking that most of the ingredients we were using actually came from the mountain area and were locally sourced (though things are in season at different times). Even the chicken we prepared had been slaughtered locally. Honestly, if you want a very authentic experience that is off the beaten track but simply amazing, you should do this one! You won't regret it! And the result was so amazingly yummy!!!!! Next time I'm in Jamaica, I will bring my friends for this experience, and we will spend several nights at the retreat! Thank you Mel for being so real! Hugs!
Wow! The cooking class with Mel was by far the very best experience I have had in Jamaica, hands-down! Getting up to this mountain is a bit of an adventure, but it's so well worth…
Renee
januari 2020
The entire experience was amazing. The drive up the scenic mountain, Melessia's home and accommodations were breathtakingly beautiful. Melessia was very warm and welcoming I felt as though she was a personal friend or close family member. We were shown how and told when to harvest fruits and vegetables grown on the land and used during preparation our traditional Jamaican meal. I will return!
The entire experience was amazing. The drive up the scenic mountain, Melessia's home and accommodations were breathtakingly beautiful. Melessia was very warm and welcoming I felt…
Allyson
januari 2020
Mel made us feel like family the minute we met her. We loved seeing her property and the magnificent view of the mountains and ocean. Trying fresh jackfruit, bananas, and guava was a highlight as was seeing the various animals (including several sweet cats). Mel almost fully uses ingredients grown on the property in her cooking. The meal we cooked together was one of the best we've had (we especially loved making and eating festival). Mel even provided us with a copy of the recipes to take home. During our time in Jamaica we've done quite a few activities like YS Falls, the Appleton Rum Estate tour, and a Black River cruise which were all wonderful but our time with Mel was truly a one of a kind experience. If you're looking for a non-touristy activity that's off the beaten path you must visit Mel!
Mel made us feel like family the minute we met her. We loved seeing her property and the magnificent view of the mountains and ocean. Trying fresh jackfruit, bananas, and guava was…

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Upp till 6 gäster som är 18 år eller äldre kan delta.

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Sturdy shoes for walking / hiking the mountain landscape