I spent a wonderful week in the company of a diverse group of travellers (all interested in cooking and food) and with Jon, Estela, and Maria. The course focused on dishes that take time, and it also gave more time for Jon and Estela to give their views on amor or recount other humourous stories. They were also nice enough to include some requests for specific dishes or ingredients. Your clothes do smell like you’ve been cooking so later on in the week I learned to change after the morning classes. But what really made this experience memorable were a surprise birthday cake and the live music, and for that I do give gracias to the B&B and my fellow guests. I stayed in the casita, which is the stone cottage set off from the main house. As previous reviewers have mentioned, each room is nicely decorated, and I personally liked the blending scents of the orchids from the numerous bouquets and the coffee from the coffee maker. With the casita, it was nice to have a private spot to have a morning coffee (and sometimes have the inquisitive dogs and cat of the property visit) or to sit under the stars at night. The area is safe, and getting to the cities of Puebla, Tlaxcala, or other historical sites is easy with Jon’s assistance and with the friendly taxi drivers the B&B uses. It was a fantastic, relaxing, real experience and highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mexican Home Cooking School is located at "Casa Carmelita" in the country side 15 min outside of the city of Tlaxcala. The main house is a comfortable "hacienda" style home. There is one large double accommodation with private patio, one 2 room suite and a private detached stone cottage with private garden. All accommodations have a private entrance, en-suite bath and fireplace. The setting is rural with a seasonal lake, gardens, fountains and surrounded by 3 volcanoes. ... more less