martes, 22 de abril de 2014

Quito Ancestral Foods

San Francisco -Plaza Tianguez 1903 by Andrew Howe
     It`s interesting to investigate our past , communities that inhabited the old Quito, where borders were natural boundaries , streams , lakes , forests ... many people have commented that reach the Hacienda La Delicia (within the neighborhood Cotocollao ) was an adventure. And to say about the food they ate back then?

You knew about " Llullucha "? Well known for the populations of the Andean region , in fact quoted was a food for its high nutritional and medicinal content. It is an algae that occurred in the streams and used it with stewed , as in the traditional Locro .

 Until now there is talk about " Cuzos " and in the chronicles of some historians note that with some amazement describe eating these insects ( beetle larvae ) or worms accompanied by potatoes , were a delicacy for many , were in cultivated fields, and they sold in markets in baskets , it is said that even ate the roasted alive and well . But is not sorpenderse as these delicacies not only has enjoyed in the old Quito but even today people of the east also within your diet keep known Chontacuro , which is but another larva of a beetle grows Chonta .

Also talk about the " Churos " it`'s really interesting, these have been found in many diggings along with kitchen utensils used by ancestral communities . These snails were reared in humid banks of the north and south of Quito, the collection should go a long way due to the lagoons and wetlands that had at the time. They are preparing a clay pot or a pan , they are covered with very hot water , so sprouted molluscs and tore his only edible part.

There is much to talk about our customs and traditions ... a good portion of them will be shared on board the First Mobile Restaurant Casa 1028.

lunes, 12 de agosto de 2013

Traditional Menu at Casa 1028

Appetizer:  Traditional potatoe soup
Andean traditional snacks tray
Cheese pumpkin seeds Truffle
Yahuarlocro Causa (representation andean soup)
Beet chips, cassava, white carrot, sweet potato
Traditional snacks tray coast.
Canape with avocado cheese and octopus
Celery stuffed with crab
Brochette shrimp
Green Banana turnover
Green Banana Chips
Dessert-figs with cheese.

miércoles, 7 de agosto de 2013

A little bit about Quito...

Did you know that Quito was originally inhabited by the Caras and the Quitus? Later, in the beginning of the 16th century, the territory was ruled by the Incas and it became the northern capital of their empire. Even though Atahualpa tried to make sure that the city did not fall into Spanish hands, the conquerors ended up building the colonial city on the Inca ruins around 1534.

Quito is the second highest capital in South America. Sprawling through a valley running north-south at the foot of Pichincha volcano, Quito’s setting is spectacular. The old colonial heart of the city is at the foot of Cerro El Panecillo, and the modern parts of the city are spilling eastwards. In 1978, UNESCO designated our city as a World Cultural Heritage Site because of its impressively preserved colonial architecture.
So make sure you don´t miss the opportunity of getting to know our city ¨Carita de Dios¨. In Casa 1028, we not only offer you a city tour, we also invite you to try traditional gourmet food. 

You will enjoy the impressive view of Quito at night while tasting the flavor of the best Ecuadorian ingredients. And don´t worry, it might get cold, but nothing that our traditional drink ¨canel-azo¨ can´t handle. Visit Casa 1028 for a unique experience! 

miércoles, 31 de julio de 2013

Have you heard from a magical city called Quito? I bet you have!

Quito has the largest and best-preserved historic center of Latin America. Because of that, our city is a living museum with 2.2 million inhabitants that wake up every morning surrounded by the Andes Mountains.  

For too long, travelers have overlooked it for Ecuador's most famous attraction, the nearby Galapagos Islands. But not anymore. For the last 10 years, city planners have helped develop Quito into the most inviting city in Latin America by investing $500 million in improvements. This is why the city is one of the leading travel destinations in the world.

In Old Town alone, there are about 16 convents and monasteries. Also, 40 churches including the famed La Companía church, a great example of Baroque architecture and a very important city landmark. Come experience Quito through the eyes of Casa 1028, Ecuador´s first mobile restaurant. You will discover the magic of such a historic place and realize that the experience is unique; a revelation from start to finish. Being our guest is not only about the amazing panoramic view, is also about the opportunity to try Ecuadorian ingredients in a menu designed for the gourmet food lovers. Don´t miss it!