Immerse yourself in the food culture of Oaxaca during this all-inclusive, 5-day, 4-night eating, cooking workshop extravaganza from Thursday-Monday, February 21-25, 2013. Oaxaca is known for her chocolate, mezcal, organic maize (corn), fresh fruits and vegetables, abundant chiles, savory spices and family operated kitchens. Superb meals are around every street corner and in fine dining establishments. Hand to mouth. Market basket to kitchen. Pan to plate. We will explore it all.
Make this your perfect winter getaway! Limited to 6 people.
Come with us to enjoy meals in fine-dining restaurants. Sample some of the finest mezcal made in Oaxaca not available for export. Taste humble street and market food from trusted vendors. Participate in food shopping and tasting to learn about local ingredients. Roll up your sleeves and make one of Oaxaca’s famous moles with a cooking class from a noted local chef.
Cooking class includes a complete multi-course menu, from soup or salad through dessert. Your experienced cooking instructor has recorded traditional recipes passed down through the generations. You will receive complete recipes printed in English that you can adapt to available ingredients at home.
Taste Oaxaca is limited to 6 participants.
What Taste Oaxaca includes:
- 1 cooking class
- 4 breakfasts
- 3 tasting dinners
- 3 lunches
- 4 nights lodging
- Mescal tasting
- Market excursions
- Associated on-ground transportation
Day 1: Thursday, February 21, arrive in Oaxaca and check in to our hotel, overnight Oaxaca
Day 2: Friday, February 22, market shopping and cooking class, afternoon visit to Oaxaca’s biggest cooking supply store, fine-dining at one of Oaxaca’s top restaurants, overnight Oaxaca (B, L, D)
Day 3: Saturday, February 23, eat Oaxaca style, explore organic market food stalls, afternoon on your own with options of what to see and explore, taste great mezcal, and experience fine-dining, overnight Oaxaca (B, D)
Day 4: Sunday, February 24, travel to the famed Sunday market in Tlacolula, meet for lunch at a local comedor, travel to Teotitlan in late afternoon for a weaving demonstration, return to Oaxaca for a farewell supper. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Monday, February 25, depart after breakfast.
Cost: The base cost is $995 USD per person, double occupancy and private bath. Programs of this type and length cost more than twice as much! Single supplement is $1,295.
It does NOT include airfare, taxes, admissions to museums and archeological sites, gratuities, travel insurance, liquor/alcoholic beverages, some meals and some transportation not included in the itinerary.
In Oaxaca city, we will stay in a lovely upscale bed and breakfast featured in many travel articles and rated very highly. We will dine at some of my favorite restaurants.
Please indicate your preference on the registration form.
Reservations, and Cancellations
A 50% deposit ($800) is required to guarantee your spot. The final payment for the balance due (including any supplemental costs) shall be postmarked by January 1, 2012. We request Payment with PayPal. We will be happy to send you an invoice.
If cancellation is necessary, please notify us in writing by email. After April 1, no refunds are possible; however, we will make every possible effort to fill your reserved space. If you cancel before April 1, we will refund 50% of your deposit. We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation, baggage, emergency evacuation and medical insurance before you begin your trip, since unforeseen circumstances are possible.
To register or for questions, contact: email@example.com
This workshop is produced by Norma Hawthorne, Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC. For more information, see: http://oaxacaculture.com