I’m Pretty excited to be partnered with Quito Cuisine for this twitter party on 9/24 at 9:30 PM EST.
You all know how much I love to travel and I also love to eat so Quito Cuisine has a little bit of both. Quito Cuisine explores the culinary culture in Quito and how it is expanding – combining ancient recipes and flavors with more modern ingredients and cooking techniques. When I travel I love to explore the food of where I’m at. I love trying new and different things.
People are amazed by the beauty of this ancient city; it brings travelers from all over to experience Quito through many of their senses, especially their palate. The extraordinary taste and diversity of flavors of their pre Hispanic, colonial and republican heritage fuse beautifully with new contemporary and international techniques. This creates outstanding gastronomic pleasures, shaping Quito to be known as the “culinary destination of the Americas” It was also declared as leading Tourist Destination in South America by the World Travel Awards in 2013 and 2014.
Some of the establishments in the city have joined current trends in global hospitality of incorporating cooking demonstrations and preparing various Quito dishes in front of their guests and customers. Cooking classes, talks and entertaining explanations and tips are some of the elements that make this an up close and personal experience while dining in Quito.
Some of the most representative dishes of the city include:
• Locro. This soup, which is called rucru Quichua, was common among the Incas and people who cultivated potatoes. It is not really a soup or a broth with potatoes, its consistency is more of a thick stew.
• Fresh fig with cheese. This dessert is served as a specialty during Easter and as a snack throughout the year. Another variation is the white sugar powdered fig, an old recipe made by in cloistered monasteries.
Quito also has a variety of international cuisine available.
NOW FOR THE TWITTER PARTY!!!!
5 x $100 GC
Grand Prize: 4 star hotel stay for two people, for three nights and four days. This incredible experience includes round trip economy air from an international airport in USA. (Travel must be booked by Nov. 15, 2015. Booking is dependent on hotel availability. Meals are not included.)