Meet up in San Miguel de Allende?
I know this is a bit last minute, but I recently found out about Chowhound via the book, "Eat My Globe."
My boyfriend and I will be in San Miguel de Allende next week (March 6-12) and would love to meet up with any other travelers or locals that might want to wander, share a meal or discover somewhere delicious. (I speak English and Spanish.) I have a big list of places that look to be already shared as the "best spots" in town, but I am happy to hear about more (safe) hole in the wall spots. I am also trying to sign up for a cooking class. Casa Luna can't do it, Marilau seems a bit pricey, so I am looking to Sazon Cooking school. Any experiences there?
Look forward to hearing from you!
I'm wondering what kind of info/ experience you eventually ended up with in San Miguel. I lived, and worked there, and would have happily helped you out/ ate with you if I'd seen this post earlier. I want to invite you to check out my blog http://tasteyourfreedom.blogspot.ca/p...
and if you are willing, please be in touch--I want to add foodie tours to my offerings and would love feedback from other Chowhounds
Travelina, try the (relatively) new Boca Bento restaurant at Los Senderos on the edge of town--great food, great al fresco atmosphere. For cooking classes, don't forget Kirsten West, Gabby Green, Diane Kushner... there are many small or independent chefs and cooking classes beyond the highly advertised schools.
Cooking classes at Patsy's are out in the country at her WONDERFUL home... also here is a web site for other classes... I also agree about Paco.
Patsy Dubois, who is a popular caterer in San Miguel as well as a fine cooking teacher, has a hacienda-style kitchen in the country where she gives a 4-hour introductory class in the basics of Mexican cooking—chiles, nopales and guacamole, among other dishes. Her specialty is cooking traditional Mexican dishes using fresh vegetables from her own garden and greenhouse.
contact: (415) 185-2151
Wow, some incredible restaurants in San Miguel, but also some that all the gringos go to and eat american style mexican food. About cooking classes at Sazon, I think they are over rated, Paco Cardenas owns Petit Four Bakery/coffee shop and teaches at Sazon and he is the best, I would go by Petit Four and ask him to give a private lesson, or one at his home for a group. He also does market tours and shows you what to buy from the market that is fresh, and how to use it in a meal.
Hope you enjoy San Miguel, it is one of my favorite places