What a fun way to spend the day in Puerto Vallarta! Cooking! I’ve always thought that people who love to cook are fun. It certainly seem that way with a group of people we ended up cooking with a COOKIN’ VALLARTA!
The hardest part of the whole thing was finding where to meet the other people. But our cab driver lived in the area, and so finally got us there. We arrived and met our group on the corner. And right at 10 o’clock, just as he is promised , Henrique, our chef, and tour guide arrived.
He gave us all shopping bags and filled them as we walked through the market. From there, we went across the street to the taco factory, and watched them make tacos. We were given a tour of the inside of the plant were a lot of other things are sold and from there we loaded into his van and headed to his house.
His home was lovely with a gorgeous kitchen and his wife and two helpers were there to help us prepare the meal. Everyone took part in doing some cutting chopping or smashing, and I think everyone had a good time. We made our own tacos from scratch. Well, at least least shaped them, and cooked them.
We made and plated our own guacamole, his style with pork rinds instead of tortilla chips. They were lovely and tasted good from there. We made tortilla soup with great seasoning and wonderful broth. No chicken in the soup, but it was quite delicious.
Somewhere in the midst of this we made pomegranate margaritas. I never had one before and they were pretty good.
Our main course was pork cooked on top of banana leaves in the oven. It was served with white beans and the tortillas that we made
Our group with eclectic, from all over the country and a very fun group of people to share a meal with. To top it off he brought out a shot of Mezcal or tequila and we toast it to the wonderful afternoon.
This was a fun way to spend the day.