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Farm to Fork Cooking Class at Blancaneaux Lodge Belize

Celebrate the diverse cultures of Belize with Blancaneaux Lodge’s Farm-to- Fork Cooking Class

At Blancaneaux Lodge, we’re introducing our new farm-to-fork cooking class where guests can experience authentic Belizean culture through cuisine. The class begins with a behind-the-scenes tour of the resort’s expansive organic garden where guests can hand pick the seasonal vegetables needed for the meal. With a selection of local dishes to choose from representing various ethnic groups of Belize, guests can work with the Lodge’s professional chefs to create a feast suited to their tastes. By following these traditional recipes, this unique culinary experience keeps the spirit and culture of Belize alive.

Creole Menu

Appetizer

Shrimp Ceviche - Shrimp marinated in lime juice, vegetables, and cilantro.
Traditional Belizean Sunday Supper
Rice and Beans is the most popular and known food in Belize. This recipe derives from the Caribbean/Creole tradition and presents many variations. In Belize it is commonly served and eaten alone or as a side for almost any dish, such as chicken, fish, or fried plantains.

Dessert

Potato pudding - Freshly grated potatoes (yams) with fresh ginger and a mix of spices, baked for 45 minutes.

Mestizo Menu

Appetizer

Chicken Salbutes - Deep fried corn tortilla topped with freshly chopped vegetables (pico de gallo) and shredded chicken.

Chilmole

Our black soup is made from fresh vegetables and chicken in a black recado with hard boiled eggs and freshly made corn tortillas.

Dessert

Flan - A combination of milk and eggs whisked together and cooked over low heat.

Garifuna Menu

Appetizer

Conch Fritters - Tender morsels of conch are combined with vegetables from our garden and fried in a flour batter.

Fish Sere

The Garinagu (singular Garifuna) are an ethnic group of mixed ancestry who live along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, St. Vincent, Nicaragua, Honduras, and on the island of Roatan. This traditional soup with vegetables is cooked in thick rich coconut milk.

Dessert

Cassava cake or Plastic Cake as it is known in this culture due to its elasticity. The cassava is grated, mixed with a selection of spices, and baked for 45 minutes.