Take a delicious and enriching class in traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. After a welcome drink, head to the market in the historic center with a local chef and select ingredients for three typical regional dishes: Locro Quiteño, Encocado and chocolate soup
Would you like to get to know the Ecuadorian cuisine while visiting? This half day tour takes you to the local food market in the historical centre and to a very cosy restaurant close to the Basilica where you will prepare your traditional Ecuadorian dishes. The Ecuadorian chef goes to the market with you and explains you about the endemic fruits and vegetables. You can walk back to the restaurant (about 5 blocks) and in the Spanish-style courtyard of the colonial house you will start your class.
Before the cooking class begins, you will be given a chef’s hat, an apron and a mini recipe book with 3 dishes you will be cooking. These recipes that you will cook are traditional Ecuadorian dishes: Locro Quiteño, Encocado and a Chocolate soup. These three recipes were chosen because the ingredients used can be found all over the world. Therefore, you will be able to cook it once again in your own country for your family and friends. During the cooking class you will become the chef. You will peel, cut, season and mix during the class. The chef will be there guiding you, and as the cooking class develops, he will give further explanations, more details about the history of each dish and its origin of what you are preparing.
Once you are done with cooking you will have the pleasure of tasting your self-made dishes in a unique place: the ‘patio’ of a colonial house. The cooking class will end with a round of applause for all the participants.
Note: All times are approximate, except for the starting time.
11:15 Welcome drink at Altamira restaurant
11:30 Start class and visit local market
12:15 End of market visit. Walk back to Altamira restaurant
12:30 Start cooking class; chef’s hat, apron and mini recipe book will be given to you
14:00 Lunch. This is the time to taste your self made lunch
14:30 End cooking class
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