Alex and Ale are a fun, local couple passionate about sharing their Mexican culture and cuisine with guests. Enjoy a private, homemade Mexican cooking class and meal in their simple yet vibrant apartment. Join Alex and Ale in their kitchen to learn to make 3-4 traditional Mexican dishes including a homemade salsa. You might learn dishes such as flatuas, tostadas or enmoladas which are corn tortillas stuffed with chicken in a mole sauce. Mole is a dark chocolate-based sauce with lots of spices that is very popular in Mexico and easy to cook - a great sauce to add to your Mexican cooking repertoire. As Alex and Ale have a small kitchen you can expect to do the cooking preparation in the bar area and use the kitchen for the final cooking. Dine together on the homemade Mexican meal you prepared with this delightful couple. If there is a particular Mexican dish you are eager to try, please let Alex know when making your booking.
Alex lives with his wife Alejandra (Ale) in downtown Mexico City, just blocks from the Plaza de la Constitución. Alex is a K3 teacher in the American School Foundation, while Ale is a professional tour guide who is passionate about sharing her Mexican culture and cuisine with guests. Ale has a wealth of knowledge about the country's history, anthropology, folklore, and of course, culinary traditions. Alex drew inspiration to cook from his grandfather who would serve delicious nopales (grilled cactus paddles) at his home every Sunday. He learned to cook watching his mother and experimenting in the kitchen after watching food shows on TV. The smells and flavors of his childhood and family meals inspired him to cook more, and now he loves sharing this knowledge with his 6-year old students during their regular cooking class. Both Alex and Ale love sharing meals with friends and family as much as they enjoy cooking. The food that they serve is a mix of modern Mexican dishes as well as Pueblan cuisine, where Ale comes from. While you sip on your welcome drink, Alex and Ale will talk to you about the importance of food in Mexican culture. After your cooking class sit down together to enjoy a meal that includes 3-4 dishes and one or two salsas followed by a dessert. Your meal will be accompanied by beverages like fresh hibiscus water and if you select alcohol, beer and mezcal. Your menu may include traditional and modern Mexican dishes such as picadillo tostadas, enmoladas or flautas or a variety of tacos which will be served with a selection of salsas like salsa verde or roja. Your meal will conclude with a dessert like sweet Mexican corn cake. Please note: This experience is great for travelers traveling with children!