These culinary underachievers will also be able to grill side-by-side with Bittman during a casual beach barbeque that will include tequila tastings from the hotel's collection of more than 100 different bottles (that's a lot of tequila shots!)
And if that's not enough to make you want to check into the Betty Crocker Clinic, the cost also covers a dine-around at the resort's restaurants, featuring menus created by Bittman and prepared by the resort's chefs. Of course, accommodations are part of the deal, too.
Seriously though, you'd have to be a major Bittman follower to drop almost three Gs a person to shop at Mexican food markets and do tequila shooters during a beach BBQ.
Clearly, cooking with the author of "The Minimalist," Bittman's weekly New York Times dining section, is not an everyday event, and if you're a ferocious foodie, then maybe it's money well spent. But for the rest of us, barbeques and tequila are the stuff that the summers of our college years were made of and no one was shelling out six digits on those weekends.
For those of you who just can't help but to indulge yourselves, call the hotel directly at 52-998-881-0808 to book or visi the website.