Monday, May 23

Posada del Cacao

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Have you ever tasted Chilate?  What about Champurrado or Pozontle?   These are just a few of the cacao based drinks that you’ll be able to try at this year’s Posada del Cacao at the Centro Cultural San Pablo.

The Posada del Cacao will open on December 18 with a traditional calenda featuring zancudos from Zaachila (stilt walkers) and the Banda de Teotitlán del Valle.  Starting at 6.30pm the calenda will travel from Santo Domingo to the Centro Cultural San Pablo, arriving just in time for the first official degustation at 7pm where you can try the following drinks:

  • Chocolate (Oaxaca de Juárez)
  • Champurrado (Oaxaca de Juárez)
  • Siaab gez (Teotitlán del Valle)
  • Chau popox (San Mateo del Mar)
  • Pozontle (San Bartolomé Zoogocho)
  • Kuxatsy (San Juan Juquila Mixes)
  • Pinol (Santa Catarina Ixtepejí)
  • Chilate (Santiago Pinotepa Nacional)
  • Agua de cacao (Soconusco, Chiapas)

Continuing on December 19th, the day will begin at 11am with a free workshop for children aged 6-12 (‘Decorate your lacquered jicara’).   At midday Nisao Ogata will speak about ‘Cocoa in American cultures and an example of productive diversification in the State of Oaxaca’, and at 4pm chef Rodolfo Castellanos (Origen Restaurant) will host a gastronomic workshop and tasting of Pataxte .

The second degustation will begin at 6pm and will include the following drinks:

  • Chocolate (Oaxaca de Juárez)
  • Champurrado (Oaxaca de Juárez)
  • Bupu (Juchitán de Zaragoza)
  • Tejate (San Andrés Huayapán)
  • Winxatsy (Santa María Tlahuitotepec)
  • Pozontle (San Bartolomé Zoogocho)
  • Chone (San Bartolo Coyotepec)
  • Chone (Santa María Atzompa)
  • Tejate con pulque (San Lucas Quiavaní)

There will also be exhibitions about the cacao based drinks made in the state of Oaxaca, the jicaras and pataxte.  These will be open until February.

All events are free.

Posada del Cacao 2015
December 18 & 19
Centro Cultural San Pablo

 

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