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Private 3-day culinary tour with chocolate workshop home visit and cooking classes

Private 3-day culinary tour with chocolate workshop home visit and cooking classes
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Chocolate Tours > Chocolate Tours
$799
Duration: 3 days
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Immerse yourself in the authentic food and culture of Mexico City, Cholula and Puebla on this private 3-day tour. The tour stretches across three days and includes accommodation in a 4-star boutique hotel, a historic walking tour, a market tour, two cooking classes and meals with expert cooks in their home kitchens, and all transfers. On Day 1, explore the historical sites of Mexico City on a walking tour with a local professional guide, and then visit a local home, seeing what it’s like inside a real Mexican household, for a cooking class and dinner. On Day 2, travel by van to Cholula for a market tour and a hands-on cooking class where you will learn to prepare classic Poblano dishes; complete your day with a tour of the city of Puebla. On Day 3, return to Mexico City for a tour of a chocolate museum followed by a chocolate-making workshop. Travel off the eaten path with this authentic culinary tour, led by a professional guide, on this unforgettable three-day experience.

Day 1: 9am - 1:30pm: Meet your professional guide Ale at your hotel (Zocalo Central or similar) where you will drop your bags before heading into Mexico City’s historic district. After a short introduction to Mexico City and its pre-Hispanic culture, walk towards the National Palace to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Diego Rivera murals. Next you will visit the historic cathedral to take in its beautiful architecture and also check out Templo Mayor. End your walking tour of the city with lunch at a local taqueria that serves some of the best Al Pastor tacos in the city before returning to check into your hotel.
5-9pm: Your host for your evening cooking class and dinner will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to her home in the beautiful San Angel neighborhood. After you sip on a welcome drink and hear and hear about the history of Mexican cuisine, join your host in her kitchen and learn to cook three authentic Mexican dishes from scratch. After cooking, join your host at her outdoor dining table (weather permitting) in the garden area, a wonderful green oasis. You might try dishes such as cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork dish), sopes (savory corn cakes), or pork tenderloin with tamarind sauce and Mexican rice. Your host will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the meal.
Day 2: 7:30 - 9:30am: Meet Ale at your hotel lobby and settle into a fun, 2-hour road trip (that will include coffee and breakfast quesadillas) to Cholula, one of the oldest cities in America.
9:30 - 11am: Stop at the San Pedro Cholula Market where Ale will give you a tour of Cholula’s unique regional produce. You may even get to sample some snacks and pick up a few ingredients for your cooking lesson. 
11am - 3pm: Learn to cook authentic Puebla-style dishes that feature seasonal, local produce in your host's quaint kitchen. They have a greenhouse with organic strawberries, tomatoes, herbs and peppers which might be used in your meal. Enjoy Pueblan specialities such as the famous mole poblano, fresh soup such as crema de calabaza (cream of zucchini), pan de elote con rajas a la crema (homemade cornbread with mild peppers cooked in cream) or cemitas (a special Pueblan sandwich). End your meal with a sweet dessert and recipes in hand to recreate these dishes back home. 
3pm - 6pm: After your meal, head to Puebla where Ale will give you a tour of the city that includes the Rosary Chapel, Candy Street, Palafoxian Library and the famous Santa Rosa kitchen. Ale will leave you to a free evening with recommendations for her favorite restaurants that you can check out on your own.
Day 3: 8am - 10am: Depart to Mexico City
10am - 1pm: End your culinary tour with a visit a chocolate museum in a converted Mexican home. Learn about the history and production of chocolate before learning to make your own chocolate, using a metate to grind cacao beans, in a private chocolate workshop.

Immerse yourself in the authentic food and culture of Mexico City, Cholula and Puebla on this private 3-day tour. The tour stretches across three days and includes accommodation in a 4-star boutique hotel, a historic walking tour, a market tour, two cooking classes and meals with expert cooks in their home kitchens, and all transfers. On Day 1, explore the historical sites of Mexico City on a walking tour with a local professional guide, and then visit a local home, seeing what it’s like inside a real Mexican household, for a cooking class and dinner. On Day 2, travel by van to Cholula for a market tour and a hands-on cooking class where you will learn to prepare classic Poblano dishes; complete your day with a tour of the city of Puebla. On Day 3, return to Mexico City for a tour of a chocolate museum followed by a chocolate-making workshop. Travel off the eaten path with this authentic culinary tour, led by a professional guide, on this unforgettable three-day experience.