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Cooking Retreat

We like to start at the beginning, by tracing the journey food takes from source to sauce, so people can experience and understand what lies behind the arrival of the plate on the table. There will be visits to local organic farms to see growing conditions and pick vegetables, buying the daily catch from the seaside fish markets, witness traditional coconut and spice harvesting, and so on. 

And at the end of the tuition, a copy of all the recipes that have been created and enjoyed will be presented to guests, as well as The Hermitage Certificate of Culinary Excellence!  

For those people wanting to have an intensive Cooking Retreat with us, lasting five or seven days, we will be very happy to help tailor a programme for them.

"Neeleshwar is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. Its 18 palm roofed villas are scattered across the sand, their porches cooled by spinning ceiling fans, and at the rear of each is a large outdoor bathroom with a tub set in a small walled garden. At the seafood restaurant, tables spill out into the beach, freshly draped in new combinations of linens for each meal: turquoise and pink or deep orange and violet."
Conde Nast Traveller