Gastronomic Quito Tour
This gastronomical tour is a nice way to get to know about the cuisine of Ecuador. You will get the chance to learn about vegetarian meals and how to prepare them. In the morning you go to a local fruits and vegetable market with a guide and he will give teach you about the different fruits and vegetables in Ecuador. You also get to taste some of them. After that you have the actual cooking workshop at restaurant La Cuchara de San Marco. This restaurant is specialized in vegetarian food. Their objective is to care for our planet by the use of fair trade organic products, art and recycling. They have an exhibition of art, crafted with recycled products for tourists to enjoy, so this is not just a gastronomical tour. Together with the workshop this is a very entertaining and informative experience.
The tour will start at the restaurant La Cuchara de San Marco. From there you will walk to either the Santa Clara Market, or the La Floresta Market. Here your guide will explain you everything about the organic fruits that are sold on the market. He will also let you taste some of the fruits. After you have bought all the ingredients here, you will walk back to the restaurant, where the cooking workshop will start. You will make your own lunch, and after you have enjoyed your own culinary meal, the tour will end. You will also get a brochure with some Ecuadorian recipes.
- 10:00am: Start of the tour at restaurant La Cuchara de San Marco. From here you will be brought to the nearest market to get ingredients
- 11:30am: Walk to the restaurant
- 12:00pm: Cooking workshop start
- 1:30pm: Vegetarian lunch including a drink
- 3:00pm: End of tour