Food of the Gods: Chocolate & Maize Sessions
Oaxaca’s markets, chocolatiers, and streets are our classrooms as we taste and learn about the mysteries of chocolate and corn not only through Mexican and world history, but through flavours. Via pre-hispanic cacao drinks, local seeds, very rare types of chocolate, and heirloom maize foods we endeavour to learn about Oaxacan chocolate and maize traditions. We discover the mysterious path of the humble cacao bean and the corn cob from their beginnings to its modern incarnations today and learn why they are the Mesoamerican food of the gods.
Guests are challenged to consider their approach to the vast differences in taste, textures, and context that root Oaxacan and Western chocolate traditions and how all of this might inform our relations to money, death, time, and ceremony.
When: Mornings from 9am-1pm, Daily except Sundays
Where: Oaxaca’s Centro Historico. Our classrooms for this session include three local markets and two of Oaxaca’s finest chocolatiers.
How: Walking. There are 5 classrooms we visit on foot, so please dress for impending weather. Bring a hat or sunglasses, and be prepared to walk and learn.
Price (per person): $800MXN (includes session, late breakfast/early lunch, all chocolate drinks, seed, chocolate, and truffle tastings)
Minimum 2 people per session
Payment: All reservations incur a 50% deposit. We can meet you in Oaxaca City for the deposit upon confirmation of reservation. The remaining payment due is collected at the beginning of the session. We only accept cash in Mexican pesos.