This wonderful video by Kathy Martinides captures day one of our culinary explorer’s trip in Mexico City with Rick Bayless and Ricardo Muñoz. From the first glimpse at the density of the city when landing at the airport, to the end of our first full day, Kathy gives you a visual synopsis of what the group experienced. We began in the Condesa neighborhood at The Red Tree House, voted the best B&B in Mexico City, hosted by Craig Hudson and Jorge Silva. After we met for cocktails to introduce ourselves, we were off to food stylist, Laura Cordera, and her husband, internationally known photographer, Ignacio Urquiza’s home where they offered a taste of Mexico City’s traditional foods and Nacho presented a powerpoint show of some of the foods that the group would see over the next few days. It was an exceptional night.
The next morning we went to the Medellin Mercado to do a little food scavenger hunt with a show ‘n tell afterward with Ricardo at The Red Tree House. Our comida was at the wonderful El Hidalguense restaurant for a little Hidalgo-style barbacoa and pulque and was voted as one of the highlights of the trip by many of our participants, as was a few hours later, a trip to the Ballet Folklorio at the neoclassical and art nouveau masterpiece Palace of Fine Arts, a center for opera, dance and theater. The art deco interior with the Diego Rivera murals are magnificent.
But wait, we aren’t done yet. This was followed by a “snack” at La Casa de Tono, a popular eatery opened 24 hours a day and so popular there are bouncers at the door that hold throngs of people back until there is room upstairs for them to sit.
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