I wanted to find a cooking course in Oaxaca that wasn't a glammed up tourist show but rather a learning experience where I got to participate in the process. The other comments here on TripAdvisor influenced my decision to select Agustín's course and so I signed up, eager to learn how to make Oaxaca's famous but complicated mole.
What Agustín did was demystify mole and he showed us how to make a base from several ingredients and then manipulate the base into various versions of mole. Get this: mole isn't that complicated! Learn the basics and you can make 1,000's of dishes (vegan, veg, and meat) from the same essential ingredients!
Agustín's training and experience in pro kitchens compelled him to teach us proper technique, from seeding chilis and blending ingredients all the way to wiping the plates for presentation. (Hey Agustín, thanks for the avocado seed trick! That was a new one for me!)
I'd say that if you're looking for a genuine experience where you get to learn by doing, this is the class for you. If you're looking for something passive that's more demonstration and less doing, keep looking.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.