Pickup at the airport in Mexico City went smoothly and the trip over the mountains to Tlaxcala was scenic. We were greeted by Estela and Jon and a home made margarita. Rooms are spacious and elegant and comfortable in classic Mexican style. Classes at 10am followed breakfast at 9am, and usually go for two to three hours. Estela taught us so many useful techniques in addition to learning many new recipes, that we feel we can now go on our own for Puebla style cuisine. In the afternoons, we took taxi trips to Puebla, Chulula, markets near the source of Talavera pottery as well as Tlaxcala city all arranged by Jon. Tlaxcala has a traditional city square that was like going back in time to more relaxed days. There was always something going on in the square. Be sure to see the murals in the government building and the local museum. Everyone there was friendly and helpful and there are few tourists. The cooking was fun, the atmosphere relaxed and the overall experience very positive.
- 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