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Food & Drink
La Flor de Jamaica
The chili experience
It is a culinary and cultural experience which mixes food, drinks, history, and aromas, turning into the ideal welcome to the traveler coming to Mexico City looking for unconventional experiences. It is the perfect combination between a food walking tour in one of the most beautiful traditional markets in the city, and a gastronomical workshop focused in one of the most important elements in Mexican cuisine, chili.
The adventure begins with the visit to the “Mercado de Jamaica”, one of the largest markets of Mexico City. Its history dates from the times of the Aztec City, Tenochtitlán. Visitors will be fascinated by its size, its colorful flowers, the variety of fruits and the bustle inside because of the typical trade.
The tour continues in “La Flor de Jamaica” store to experience the gastronomic workshop in a private specialized studio. Taking as its main axis chili and spicy products, the visitors live a unique experience of flavors, colors, and aromas, in which they will taste dishes that will gradually make them know the history and the mixed cultural background that has resulted in Mexican gastronomy as we know it today.
There, you will make your own salsa in the traditional way; you will taste one special kind of mezcal; will learn to taste and combine chili powders, try and understand the tradition around an ancient and delicious kind of mole and will try an exquisite dessert with a special mix of sweet and chili that can only be found in Mexico City.
The menu is carefully designed to expose the main characteristics and flavors of each variety of chili and to show the greatness of our culinary traditions.
What you´ll do
Let us know if you have food restrictions so we can adapt to your needs.
Preguntas más frecuentes
Is it possible to adjust the menu to receive people with dietary restrictions?
It is possible, we ask our visitors to inform us of their needs when booking.
For how long we will be walking at the market?
If I don't eat spicy, will I enjoy the experience?
Yes, the experience focuses on the cultural value of chili both in gastronomy and in Mexican society. Neither the dishes nor the message focus on the spicy quality of the chili, but on its diversity and versatility. So our goal is to generate an original experience for all our visitors regardless of their eating habits.
Is the amount of food enough to feel satisfy?
One of our priorities is to make attendees feel satisfied at the end of the class, so the size and quantity of the dishes is designed for it.
Is the experience suitable for young children?
We do not prevent anyone from assit the experience regardless of age. However, we recommend the assistance of children from 7 years onwards, so they can enjoy the information and the activities during the experience.
Are alcoholic beverages offered during experience?
During the workshop a mezcal tasting is offered (only to adults). However, each person is free to decide whether or not to drink.
If I have previous knowledge and I want specific advisory in order to have enought information to know how to manage chilis in my own business, this is the correct experience?
No, in order to bring the personalized attention you and your business deserve, we have an extra service you can find and book in the section "advisory" in this web page.
Should I bring something where I can to take notes?
It is not mandatory to take notes and register the topics taught in the class, however, if you want to take notes you can bring where to do it.
- Casual clothes. It is recomended not to wear shorts or tops.
- Closed shoes.
- No flashy or expensive jewelry
Price Per Person
$ 65 UDS
Book this experience! Let us show you the richness of the chili culture and get involved in its flavors and traditions.
The chili experience is available for groups from 2 to 8 participants. We don´t work with a rutinary calendar because we prior the service and the quality of each of our experiences more than bring a daily and continuous offer to lots of people. We think that less is better, thats why we just work on demand. If you want to know more or schedule an experience, please let us know and we will reach you as soon as possible.