Club Tengo Hambre
 

6 Day Gastro Tour in Mexico City with Chef Driven Culinary Experiences

October 21 - 27, 2018

 
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Please join Club Tengo Hambre alongside Brady Lowe in Mexico City for the inaugural Global Gastro-Tour, a weeklong culinary immersion exploring the best chefs , beverage artisans, and street food vendors. Sip ancestral beverages and refreshing cocktails paired with Mexico’s most innovative chefs drawing from the nation’s 32 regional cuisines. Dive into the flavors of Oaxaca, Tabasco, and Mexico City as a vanguard during market tours and imbibe in afternoon master classes with sommeliers and mixologists. Each evening includes a multi-course cultural dinner with five of Mexico City’s best restaurants.

The travel package includes luxury hotel accommodations, transportation, celebrity chef demos, and an insider street food crawl curated by Club Tengo Hambre, Mexico City’s roving supper club. Our host chefs for dinners include Pablo Salas, Gabriela Ruiz, Alejandro Ruiz, Daniel Ovadia, and Edgar Nuñez, all chefs reflect the unique culinary regions of Mexico found in today’s bustling dining scene in Mexico’s capital. Get to know the tastemakers, producers, and chefs in one of the most exciting food destinations on the planet.

You can’t leave town without tacos of al pastor, tacos de guisado, and innumerable antojitos prepared by traditional Mexican cooks and culinary masters that have driven culinary moments worldwide.

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Experience all that Mexico City has to offer from the finest tables in the world to legendary bites from street artisans in one of the greatest food destinations on Earth.

 
 
 
 

Includes

  • Luxury hotel accommodations, VIP transportation, celebrity chef demos, and an insider street food crawl

  • Host chefs for dinners include Pablo Salas, Gabriela Ruiz, Alejandro Ruiz, Daniel Ovadia, and Edgar Nuñez

  • Sip ancestral beverages and refreshing cocktails paired with Mexico’s most innovative chefs

  • Enjoy world-class street food, Mezcal, craft beer, and Mexican wine

  • Each evening includes a multi-course cultural dinner with Mexico City’s best restaurant

  • Master your skills in memorable master cooking and mixology classes

  • Explore the remarkable heritage and culture sites of Mexico City

  • Itinerary and activities crafted by luminaries in the culinary scene

  • Get to know the tastemakers, producers, and chefs in one of the most exciting food designations on the planet

 

Price $5,999 US DLLS

CTH Insider price p/person: $5,000 US dlls


 

The Full Detalis

Sunday, October 21

Guests arrive to Mexico City. The world's 5th most populated city, this mecca sits at the epicenter of a country whose cuisine was recently added to the exclusive UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, that is, a cuisine worth preserving as a “Cultural Treasure.”

Previously scheduled transportation will collect guests from the airport to be escorted to the prize winning, Hotel Condesa DF to settle in before our welcome reception.

Monday, October 22

Guests depart the hotel for a Tour of the Floating Gardens, known as chinampas, in historical Xochimilco.  Here our host, a sourcing project known as Yolcan, has made it their mission to link these at-risk farmers with the country’s top chefs and restaurants. Guest will be chartered in colorful boats, called chalupas, and get a personal tour of a farm where we will have a fresh four-course meal prepared by a Yolcan partnering chef.

Fed and inspired, we head back to the hotel for a Cocktail Masterclass on the Condesa DF’s stunning rooftop terrace. Together with mixologists we shake, stir, and infuse spirits into new-age cocktails. After our afternoon siesta we once again depart the hotel for a show-stopping dinner at Sud777 in the beautiful, upscale Jardines de Pedregal neighborhood, where avant-garde chef Edgar Núñez’s take on fine dining Mexican cuisine has earned him the #11 spot on San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants of Latin America last year.

Tuesday, October 23

We start our morning touring the immense Mercado la Merced with renown US-based chef Andres Padilla, head chef at Topolobampo and Cruz Blanca in Chicago. Here, piles of chiles, fresh fruits and vegetables and bubbling stews line Mexico City’s largest retail food market. Mouths watering from our private, chef-guided tour we will make our way over to the prepared food stalls where Chef Andres will order us up a lunch of traditional street food that goes far beyond tacos.

Moving from traditional to modern, we head back into the heart of the city to the trendy, Mercado Roma for our afternoon Masterclass of Mexican Craft Beer paired with Mexican cheeses and bites. As the sun begins to set we settle into our private dining room for dinner with chef and restaurateur Daniel Ovadia who’s inventive take on traditional Mexican can now be enjoyed from Mexico to Paris.

Wednesday, October 24

We once again start our day with Chef Andres as he leads us on an in-depth exploration of two of Mexico’s most important crops, Corn and Chiles. This hands-on day dives deep into the many varieties, utilizations, and cooking methods that have shaped Mexican cuisine from Pre-Hispanic to modern gastronomy.

Bellies and sacks filled with Mexican treats, it’s time for wine! In our Tuesday Wine Masterclass, guests will dive deep into the world-class  Wines of Rioja, Spain’s most prominent wine region. Sip wines and nibble on Mexican charcuterie and tartare before we once again retire to the hotel for our afternoon siesta. Meet the brewers, sample the fare, and kick-back on one of the most popular rooftop terraces in the city. After your afternoon siesta we will head out to Carmela y Sal where chef Gaby Ruiz’s delicate dishes have her on the watch list as one of Mexico’s fastest rising stars.

Thursday, October 25

Today we dance on the sweet side of Mexican cuisine and dive deep into the history of what was once Mexico’s most coveted crop, cacao. Our tour takes us to the Anahuacalli Museum where curators have worked closely with Hector Galvan, the man leading the charge to save Mexico’s native and heirloom beings, to piece together an exhibit showcasing the history of cacao and its native roots in Southern Mexico. Hector, of La Casa Tropical, will give us a private tour settling down in a sculpture lined park to enjoy sweet and savory chocolate filled delights.

If there were one other crop as deeply embedded into Mexico history as cacao it would be agave. From our morning of chocolate we migrate into the afternoon masterclass most have been waiting for, Mezcal. Together, we discover the true story of mezcal and why it has arguably surpassed tequila on shelves and bar menus across the globe. From here guests will unwind back at the hotel for your final afternoon siesta before heading out to a dinner prepared by famed Oaxacan Chef, Alejando Ruiz at his Mexico City outpost, Guzina Oaxaca.

Friday, October 26

Joined by one of the US’s top Mexican Chefs, Chef Carlos Gaytan, who’s restaurant Mexique had earned Michelin-star status takes us on an adventure into the hustle and bustle of Mercado San Juan. This downtown market, known as the chef's market, brims with fresh-caught fish, exotic meats, whole hangings foul, and you guessed it, insects! Guest will work up an appetite as we migrate further into the city’s center in search of a lunch that will tickle your taste buds and stimulate your senses.

Finding ourselves on yet another stunning terrace we shift into our afternoon Masterclass where we once again discover Mexico’s cherished agave, but in its two other libatious forms: pulque and tequila.  After our much needed siesta we once again gather together to dine, this time with Chef Pablo Salas whose belief in quality ingredients and foundations of traditional Mexican cuisine has earned him top media praise, TV appearances and rising spots on San Pellegrino’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Saturday, October 27

For our final day we turn the tables and put the guests behind the stove as we head over to SobreMesa for a Cooking Class that dives deep into the traditions of a Mexican breakfast. Led by Chef Carlos Gaytan, guests will press out fresh tortillas, toast chiles for rich sauces, and steam up sweet and savory tamales before gathering together for a meal amongst friends sipping breakfast cocktails and reminiscing on our 5-days in Mexico.

You can’t leave town without tacos of al pastor, tacos de guisado, and innumerable antojitos prepared by traditional Mexican cooks and culinary masters that have driven culinary moments worldwide. After breakfast we join culinary travel professional, James Beard award winning author and co-owner of Club Tengo Hambre, Bill Esparza, for a Curbside Outing of his top, and oftentimes secret, spots, through his popular roving supper club, Club Tengo Hambre.

Get to know the tastemakers, producers, and chefs in one of the most exciting food destinations on the planet.