Global Culinary Retreat
August 10-13, 2023
Accommodations provided by the Tipi Village Retreat in Marcola, OR
Are you curious about what you would eat for dinner in Palestine? Ever wondered what breakfast is like in Madagascar? Or lunch in Brazil? This retreat will satisfy your curiosity AND your appetite!
Join me (and fellow foodies) for an all-inclusive, three night culinary vacation in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We will be nourishing our bodies with delicious, simple to prepare meals from around the world. All cooked in an outdoor, creekside kitchen.
Each meal (3B, 2L, 3D) is preceded by a cooking class featuring recipes from a specific country. Classes are mostly demonstration with some hands-on opportunities. We’ll enjoy our completed meals on the spacious patio or by the creek. There are no hard-to-find ingredients used, and all recipes are easily adaptable to be allergy-friendly.
Gain confidence and skills while having fun and creating amazing meals & memories. You’ll be introduced to many new flavor combinations that are sure to be incorporated into your go-to dishes at home.
AN EMPTY STOMACH IS A HEART WITHOUT JOY. ”
Laughter is brightest in the place where food is good. ”
Accommodations for your stay are gorgeous, zen-style Tipis with comfy beds, Pendleton blankets, furnishings, and power outlets for lights and devices. For a more traditional sleeping experience, there are a limited number of cabins available as well.
All Tipis and cabins have access to a centrally located bath house with two full bathrooms. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and towels are provided.
Feed your passion for all things food in this lush, wooded setting that promises to be an unforgettable stay! Enjoy the sound of the creek running through the property, & winding forest trails that are illuminated at night with strings of lights.
Free time can be enjoyed by relaxing in the hot tub, reading in a hammock, walking to the nearby swimming hole, visiting with new friends or unwinding in your Tipi. As night falls, gather round the fire pit with a glass of wine or mug of hot tea before bed.
*Eight meals from eight different countries, all beautiful, healthy, and easily adaptable to suit most dietary needs. Prepared and eaten Al fresco.
*Eight cooking classes. Prior to each meal is a class that will teach you how to prepare every course of the meal. You’ll be introduced to new flavor combinations and learn a little about the country whose food is being featured. Classes ARE optional (though highly recommended). If you choose to sit any out, rest assured you’ll still enjoy dining with the group, and you’ll take home all recipes.
*Three nights accommodation in either a zen-style Tipi or cozy cabin. Glamping at its’ best!
*Two optional workshops (Friday & Saturday). Topics TBA
*Coffee, tea, sparkling water, and wine.
*Exclusive use of the property for our retreat group, with friendly hospitality from the property owners, Ken and Janet.
*Recipe book & goodie bag upon check-in.
*Access to a shared refrigerator to store any snacks or drinks you bring with you (no food in Tipis as it will attract critters)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
*Transportation to/from the Tipi Village Retreat.
*Wi-Fi (cell service is spotty depending on your carrier).