Our tour starts with a round open table conversation about Oaxacan traditional cuisine with a cup of coffee or tea at casa Crespo restaurant. We'll toast cacao to make Oaxacan style chocolate, which will remind us that, as well as any other local dish, the enjoyment of chocolate starts before tasting it, it starts in the market.
Upon arriving at the Abastos Market we'll start our exploration of local ingredients at the enormous baskets, of dried chilies.
What chilies are used in mole, what green chilies are used in salsas: but not only an explanation of the local ingredients that we see before us in the market, we will also taste the cheeses, drink tejate, a beverage that has come to us across three centuries.
After a refreshing drink we will go to the bread section to get a taste of pan amarillo (yellow bread) among others and so on from bite to bite after a good round of the market we'll go the chocolate mill to watch as they convert our cacao into a chocolate paste, which upon our return to Casa Crespo Restaurant we'll mold into tablets or balls, to be taken home with us as souvenirs of a wonderful gastronomic experience in the Abastos Market.