NileGuide Expert Says:
The class is fun and informative. Catriona, the director of the school, makes sure everyone has a wonderful time.
Casa Caribe, Ave. Rojo Gomez 768
77589 Cancun, Mexico
tel: (512) 410-8146 US Phone
NileGuide Expert tip:
Eat breakfast before attending the class. Upon arrival at the school, muffins and other light snacks are provided but the class is quite long and the snacks will probably not be enough to tide you over until lunch is served.
Learn how to prepare an authentic Mexican meal at The Little Mexican Cooking School. You will start the day off with a light breakfast, while mingling with your fellow classmates. At 10am, the group moves into the kitchen to begin the class.
Throughout the session, Chef Pablo demonstrates how to make various salsas, teaches you about spices and peppers used in Mexican cooking, explains the difference in cooking from different regions of Mexico, and does it all with a smile on his face. The class is very interactive and there are several stages where you can roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, if you choose to do so.
Chef Pablo's two assistants work quietly in the background, cleaning, cooking tortillas, roasting vegetables, or doing anything to make the class run smoothly. And, to keep the mood lively, Catriona, the director of the school, keeps the drinks flowing. She serves common Mexican beverages, like agua de jamaica, agua de tamarindo, and, of course, tequila. Beer, tequila, and other beverages are served with lunch.
At the end of the class, Catriona, Chef Pablo, and all of the students move to the dining room, where they enjoy the delicious meal they helped prepare.
Photo by Susan R. Vincil