New spin on spa cuisine.
This isn't your typical bland-but-good-for-you spa fare.
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California--one of the top destination
spas in the world--is known for beautiful, light, nutritious cuisine
that's delicious by any standard. In July, the spa will debut an
on-site cooking school, giving guests a way to bring home those
memorable flavors. The poetically named La Cocina Que Canta ("the
kitchen that sings") sits in the midst of a 6-acre organic farm,
with the sounds of burbling stone fountains drifting through open
windows. Just-picked fruits and vegetables along with seafood straight
from the nearby Pacific are the ingredients for hands-on lessons in
dishes that practically vibrate with healthfulness: seafood skewers on
rosemary sprigs, roasted red pepper soup, intense fruit sorbets. Then
you and your fellow students sit down to feast, with the mountains as a
backdrop. Weeklong packages from $3,115; www.rancholapuerta.com or