Throughout November the collective of Ecolodge «Cordillera Escalera» worked on the new terrace in traditional style: there are now elements of Amazonian kitchen, clay furnace and ceramic utensils. Now we are planning to celebrate the completion of the works with a happy event. In December, we invite customers and guests of Ecolodge to an evening gastronomic program called «Amazonian Dinner».
What are the prospects for participants? Many interesting discoveries! We’ll learn about the traditions of the Amazonian cuisine. Each guest will be able to prepare several local dishes and taste ethnic tinctures.
Based on experience of communication with our guests we already know that almost every tourist who comes to Amazonia for the first time mainly is interested in what is cooked here and where to taste exotic Peruvian food. Therefore, we decided to mix the benefit with the pleasure: we plan not only to tell about the traditions of Amazonian cuisine, but also to teach our guests to cook in the way local people do. Real Peruvian chefs will mentor our gastronomic evenings: they will conduct master classes and design menus for each evening.
So, what should we try in the Peruvian selva? Fish dishes in the leaves of the bihao plant, brittle bananas with jerky. In the season, you will be offered siqui sapa ants fried on a fire, or barbecue with suri palm caterpillars. During our Amazonian Dinner we will tell you about local products, share recipes and secrets of preparation of dishes. Moreover, of course, we’ll explain how to drink unusual local beverages and cocktails. The dinner program lasts two hours, during which time each participant will feel both a cook and a taster. We hope the guests will feel the atmosphere of a typical Amazonian evening: we took care to create a completely authentic environment.
The dining place is a cozy chosa covered with palm leaves. It is a regular Amazonian hut with a small furnace and grill. Decorations of the interior made of wood, seeds and scales of fish paiche, hand-woven tablecloths and national costumes of promoters are completely made in traditional style, from local materials.
This means you will have a real Peruvian family dinner with the stories of the selva and its inhabitants, and with a special sound accompaniment: the cicadas here start their screaming just during dinner. Real music will also be played in our chosa: these are records of local folk orchestras in which musicians play national drums, flutes and twitters.
We are ready to share with you the bright flavors, aromas and unusual mood that permeates the evenings in the selva. We are waiting for you in Ecolodge «Cordillera Escalera» for dinner. We guarantee that the impression from this meeting will stay with you for a long time!