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Tantalise your tastebuds in the jungle

Mal Pais, Costa Rica

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Experience hosted by Russell

3 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The town of my Mal Pais that I call home is a truly magical place, one of just a few blue zones on the planet. We will pick you up and bring you to our simple and secluded jungle dining room to watch the sun go down from our hillside deck while we share drinks, canapes and stories. As the sun drops, you will have your senses tantalised with a multi course meal showcasing the finest flavours Mal Pais has to offer. All our food is vegan (and organic and local, where possible) but if you are not vegan, prepare to be amazed at how delicious, satisfying and beautiful vegan food truly is. After a gorgeous dessert you can relax to the sounds of the jungle and maybe have a jam if you are into music before we take you back to your accommodation, fully satisfied and with beaming smiles.
Other things to note
After booking we'll arrange to pick you up at around 5:00 pm (depending on your location) to bring you up to our house. When finished around 8:30 pm we will have you dropped back at your accommodation
The town of my Mal Pais that I call home is a truly magical place, one of just a few blue zones on the planet. We will pick you up and bring you to our simple and secluded jungle dining room to watch the sun go down from our hillside deck while we share drinks, canapes and stories. As the sun drops, you will have your senses tantalised with a multi course meal showcasing the finest flavours Mal Pais has to offer. All our food is vegan (and organ…

Russell's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Multi course vegan dinner
  • Transportation
    Taxi Marcos
From $79
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Russell

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 19 Reviews
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Born in England I have been blessed to travel to many places around the world but in 2006 fell in love with the beautiful beaches, lush jungle and abundance of natural food Mal Pais, Costa Rica has to offer. After running a surf lodge, cooking for our guests and seeing their their eyes light up at meal times became my passion. After working for the best chefs in the area I started Sourced Cooking becoming a private chef myself. My own personal journey has led me to be an advocate for a conscious, plant based lifestyle and sharing delicious, tantalising, cruelty free food with the world.
Born in England I have been blessed to travel to many places around the world but in 2006 fell in love with the beautiful beaches, lush jungle and abundance of natural food Mal Pais, Costa Rica has to offer. After running a surf lodge, cooking for our guests and seeing their their eyes light up at meal times became my passion. After working for the best chefs in the area I started Sourced Cooking becoming a private chef myself. My own personal journey has led me to be an advocate for a consciou…
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Where you'll be

This dining experience will take place in the verdant hills of Mal Pais in our secluded jungle kitchen. Enjoy dining on our deck with views of the pacific ocean and abundant nature and wildlife.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Clearson
June 2019
What an amazing experience for my wife and I. His personality and connection is that of a childhood friend. His plating is artwork on on plate. The food is delicious, unique, and fun. For imagery, you are experiencing a tasting menu featuring multiple dishes that will make you question “how is that...(insert food item here)?”. This is by far worth it, to the point where, if I could give out Michelin stars Russell should receive 3 of them based on uniqueness, presentation, taste, and personality. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Mal Pais.
What an amazing experience for my wife and I. His personality and connection is that of a childhood friend. His plating is artwork on on plate. The food is delicious, unique, and f…
Kendall
April 2019
Russell created a delicious, surprising, magical meal surrounded by the beautiful jungle. His vegan cuisine left me feeling completely indulgent. From start to finish, Russell provided a hospitable and engaging experience.
Amanda
March 2019
Russell is one fantastic chef. This was some of the most tasty and truly creative food I've had in quite a while. Neither my husband nor I are vegan, but we loved all the flavours Russell was able to create. The ambience was wonderful, too: a beautiful sunset view looking out over the ocean, and really interesting conversation with Russell and his partner Rima. It was truly a delicious experience.
Russell is one fantastic chef. This was some of the most tasty and truly creative food I've had in quite a while. Neither my husband nor I are vegan, but we loved all the flavour…
Dana
March 2019
Our dinner with Russ and Rema was amazing. The food was delicious and artfully presented. We could feel the passion Russ has for incredible, healthy vegan food. They were both so warm and friendly and shared their personal experiences living in Mal Pais with us. We all left feeling full (after 6 courses!) and like we had made new friends. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in enjoying a lovely evening on the mountain with great food and great company.
Our dinner with Russ and Rema was amazing. The food was delicious and artfully presented. We could feel the passion Russ has for incredible, healthy vegan food. They were both so w…
Jessica
February 2019
This was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend. The location was excellent with a beautiful view of the Pacific at sunset. Russell was flexible about some of our dietary restrictions which we appreciated. Do NOT be put off about this being a vegan meal...I think it was one of the best meals I've ever had. There were two other couples that joined us and it was such a pleasant meal, getting to know them and talking over each amazing course. I cannot praise Russell's culinary skills enough. I would do this again in a heart beat!
This was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend. The location was excellent with a beautiful view of the Pacific at sunset. Russell was flexible about some of our di…
Jesse
January 2019
The setting: a candlelit ocean view on a patio in the jungle with an outdoor kitchen, with a sofa and set dinner table to host the guests. You will not leave hungry as various entrees were served. Russell was exceptional and the food was incredible! As the title hints, your tastebuds will worship you. It was a personal and delightful experience, and it was one I will carry with me for a very, very long time.
The setting: a candlelit ocean view on a patio in the jungle with an outdoor kitchen, with a sofa and set dinner table to host the guests. You will not leave hungry as various entr…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Alcohlolic beverages of their choice