Ritz exteriorThose in desperate need of a mini staycation with lots of pampered perks should seriously consider the culinary weekend coming up at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes from Friday, March 23 until Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Led by Executive Chef Sean Woods, the weekend promises to give participants enough foodie ideas, tips and tricks to turn their own dining room table into an epicurean adventure.

This “Farm to Fork” overnight package features Friday and Saturday night accommodations in a deluxe room plus:

  • Nature’s Harvest Wine Dinner for two at The Vineyard Grill (four-course wine paired dinner)
  • A cooking class for two, alongside an exclusive group of no more than 20 guests
  • Sunday brunch for two at The Vineyard Grill
  • Overnight valet parking and 4:00 pm late checkout on Sunday

The weekend experience is priced at $999 for two people. To reserve The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Weekend Cooking School Session, call 800-576-5760 and use code “ZZLO”. Availability is limited and advance reservations are required. Price does not include taxes or gratuities.

Pssst… yes, you should definitely visit the Ritz-Carlton Spa while you're there. A spa day pass is just $40 pp and allows you access to all the decadent facilities.