The opportunity to go through the market with a gastronomically knowledgeable local person was invaluable. Both my husband and I got a lot out of that experience. Gerardo gave us the choice of the Mercado Abastos or the Mercado Benito Juarez for the tour. We chose Abastos as it's somewhat off the tourist route and we thought it might be more authentic. We chose well.
Gerardo's family were a delight. We were immediately comfortable in their kitchen, learned a lot and were treated like honoured guests.
The locale for the cooking class was in a 'meet my family' Mexican home; fully equiped and wonderfully laid out.
Service was great start to finish...from booking until our drop off at our B & B.
Dinner ended with the traditional Mezcal and optional chapulines.