Each morning you will enjoy a typical breakfast of Puebla Cuisine. Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the Hacienda’s outside patio, amid the lush greenery for which this part of the country is known. The menu today will be fresh juice, llevos mexicanos (eggs Mexican style), tortillas, and coffee or tea.
Hands-On Cooking Class with Lunch
Your lunch today will include Crema de Flor de Calabacitas (Cream of Squash Blossom Soup), traditional Poblano soup that is a very delicate milk-based squash blossom soup with roasted poblano chile and requeson cheese (goat cheese, ricotta, or feta), finished with epazote or dill; Pipian Verde con bistec en Relleno (this dish is sometimes called a Mole Verde, stuffed beef rolls in Pipian sauce). It is a traditional Pueblan interpretation of French stuffed meat rolls with a nod to Emperor Maximilian who brought the French Court to Mexico City, and a nod to the Near East with sauce featuring sesame seeds, cumin, and cloves, and includes the indigenous pumpkin seeds. This dish is served with traditional Mexican red rice.
Free Time to Explore
You may wish to visit Puebla, and see archeological and historical sites such as Cacaxtla, Xochitecatl or Cholula. Other suggestions are a visit to the hot springs of Chignahuapan, or even hiking the volcanoes (there are three volcanos in the area surrounding Casa Carmelita). The Hacienda works closely with a taxi company to arrange trips to town or optional excursions. These are all unguided options, and the only additional cost is associated with the taxi.
Traditional Dinner Featuring Pueblan Cuisine
Each day, weather permitting, dinner is served on the outside patio of the Hacienda. You will have your choice of beer, wine, or a margarita with your meal. The menu tonight will include Amendrado (Almond Pork, duck, or chicken) usually with duck depending on availability, a luxurious sauce with Serrano chiles, tomatoes, almonds, cloves, cinnamon, and sesame seeds, adding a touch of the Middle East. This dish will be served with white rice and dill. For dessert, you will be served Buñuelos, a traditional thin fritter-like dessert dredged in vanilla sugar.