Through programmes like the Mexican Cuisine Foundations Diploma offered by Le Cordon Bleu Mexico City, you can study some of the best culinary techniques of the top professionals in the field, while you sip and sample your way around the city.
The destination for foodies
As a culinary paradise, Mexico is the perfect destination for foodies with a sense of adventure. Its capital is one of Latin America’s most vibrant cities. With a never-ending selection of restaurants, bars and local eateries, you would get a chance to get to know this exotic culture one dish at a time.
Drink a perfectly roasted coffee while you enjoy the sunset in front of the Fine Arts Palace, have a shot of mezcal in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in town, or dare to sample a spicy grasshopper before climbing the Sun’s Pyramid in Teotihuacán.
However, if your goal is to learn more about Mexican cuisine and traditional ingredients, you can venture inside one of the many city markets and have a closer look at the local cooks. Or even better, take a proper cooking class and make the most out of its prestigious schools and culinary institutes.
In Mexico, food is not a necessity; it’s a lifestyle. Its gastronomy has something to offer to every palate. So, it doesn’t matter if you prefer 5-star restaurants owned by world-renowned chefs or if you are more into traditional street tacos, one thing is certain: you will never run out of options.
Explore the flavours of Mexico
However, if one city is not enough, Mexico has 32 different states with a wide variety of flavours ready to delight you.
If you are an adventurous eater, take a weekend off and go to Oaxaca. Try the seven different varieties of mole sauce and treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate and yolk bread.
Or, if you are looking for something stronger, visit Guadalajara and take a day trip to Tequila, the town that gave birth to the famous spirit.
Sweet or savoury, there’s a dish for every type of craving. Milk caramel from Guanajuato, lobster from Baja California, sweet potatoes from Puebla… It doesn’t matter where you go, Mexico will always have a local delicacy to tempt you.
Even though Mexican cuisine was named an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the truth is the country has a lot more to offer to the rest of your senses.
A city of adventures
Mexico City is ideal for art lovers. After Paris, it is the city with the most museums in the world. Its colourful murals and quirky exhibitions can conquer the heart of even the toughest critic.
But, if you’re more of a night owl in search of some late entertainment, the city is the home of plenty of speakeasy bars hidden in the most unexpected places.
For those wanting to escape from the hectic city life, Mexican beaches and natural wonders are the perfect getaways.
Forget Cancun and its resorts, go to Sayulita and San Pancho to get a taste of Mexico’s bohemian scene. Swim in one of Yucatan’s 6000 cenotes, stare at one of Mazatlan’s breath-taking sunsets or cross the northern mountains in El Chepe, one of the most beautiful train rides in the country.
And, above everything, interact with its people. Make meaningful connections, marvel at their warmth and kindness and maybe even pick up some hacks to make the perfect tortilla wrap.
Thanks to Le Cordon Bleu Mexico City, you can now get to explore Mexico’s flavours, colours and traditions while you study at one of the oldest and most respected schools in the field of gastronomy.
Widen your academic and cultural horizons and learn the best-hidden secrets of one of the world’s favourite cuisines.
This article was in partnership with Le Cordon Bleu