Family Recipes and Authentic Pueblan Cuisine in Its Native Setting
The culinary-travel specialists at CookingVacations.com by Epitourean create food-focused itineraries for adventurous eaters, highlighting authentic regional cuisine in its own setting through tours, cooking classes, and gourmet meals. This deal takes the culinary curious to the Puebla region of Mexico, known for its moles poblano, chilis en nogada, and much more.
Each Puebla Culinary Vacation includes the following for each person:
- A six-night stay in a private house room at Casa Carmelita outside Tlaxcala, Mexico
- A welcome party with cocktails and appetizers
- Daily 2.5- to 3-hour classes in traditional Puebla-style cooking, ending in a three-course meal
- A chef-guided market visit in Tlaxcala
- A guided tour of historical Tlaxcala sights
- A second cocktail party with live guitar performance
- Ground transport to/from Mexico City or Puebla airports
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day of your stay<p>
Upon arrival at the airport in either Mexico City or Puebla, private shuttles whisk adventurers to the Casa Carmelita, a traditional bed and breakfast situated on pastoral farmland about 5 miles outside of Tlaxcala. After settling into their rooms—each of which includes a private bathroom and fireplace—guests assemble for a cocktail party to meet their hosts and make traditional margaritas. Each day, Señora Estela Salas Silva leads the group in a 2.5- to 3-hour hands-on cooking class, using recipes learned from her grandmother, chef Doña Eulogia Silva Castillo. Customizing her instruction to match the experience level of each individual, Señora Silva imparts the intricacies and secrets of traditional Pueblan meals, such as almond chicken, and dishes crafted by her family, such as chipotles in conserva. Each lesson also recounts the region’s history, from pre-Hispanic times up to the present, then concludes with a scrumptious three-course meal.
There will also be time to take a tour of historical Tlaxcala, Mexico, a former Spanish colonial city rife with monuments, museums, and picturesque ruins. The town captivates with history at sites such as the former Capilla Real de Indios, built in the 16th century, and the Holy Cross Fountain, a gift of Spanish King Phillip IV in 1646. Another first-hand culinary experience awaits at the city market, where a local chef leads the group in selecting fresh produce and demonstrates how to build an entire maze out of corn tortillas.
About the travel-with-a-friend option:
The travel-with-a-friend option is valid for single travel or in conjunction with a second Groupon, allowing you to combine your Groupon with a friend’s for a two-person trip without putting the entire cost on a single credit card.</i>