Private cooking class and market experience with cacao
Explore the Medellin market and its unique array of produce, tasting as you go. After sampling and selecting the best fresh ingredients, you will return to the beautifully restored mansion where your hands-on cooking lesson begins.
The day begins in the morning at to the Medellin market, where you will taste authentic Mexican tortillas made with traditional Nixtamal dough and learn how this vitamin-rich food has spanned the test of time throughout Mesoamerica. Afterward, you will walk the market maze to discover the colours, aromas and deep-rooted tradition of an authentic Mexican market. With a shopping bag in tow, you will interact with local merchants, taste spices, cheeses, ice cream, single origin coffee from Chiapas, and much more. After tasting and selecting the best fresh ingredients for your menu you will enjoy a short walk to Casa Jacaranda, a beautifully restored mansion where your hands-on cooking lesson begins. Generations-old culinary secrets and techniques are shared during this interactive gathering while you chop, grill, marinate and steam to create a 3-course menu with sauces and garnishes. Once completed, you dine on your creations paired with Mexican wine and a tasting of craft Mezcal from Oaxaca. During the experience you will also discover the authentic chocolate, learn about the process, as well as the importance in Mexican gastronomy and history. Concluding with a chocolate guided tasting of hot beverage and solid pieces.