We’ve joined forces with chef Catalina Abad and Tatiana Rodriguez and their incredible kitchen in the historic center of Cuenca
to create a very special cooking course for the Easter season.
is a rich soup made from pumpkin (zapallo
), squash, and different kinds of beans and grains including habas
, peas, white beans and corn. The recipe also includes bacalao
(salted cod). Depending on whose recipe you follow, this Ecuadorian soup is often topped with avocado, empanadas
, fried plantain or even boiled eggs. Unlike most traditional Ecuadorian menus, this meal doesn’t contain any red meat, due to the prohibition of red meat during Holy Week.
After learning to cook the fanesca
you’ll get to put your feet up and enjoy your fanesca
. Be warned: you won’t need any dinner! Fanesca
is famously filling.
This cooking course in Cuenca will begin early as it takes a long while to prepare fanesca. We recommend comfortable shoes, and have a good breakfast, as you’ll get hungry otherwise before the meal is ready. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please let us know when booking to tour. Minimum of five persons and all payments in cash.
This tour includes
· Professional chef
· Translator (English/Spanish)
· Market tour (or alternative activity)
· Cooking class
· All ingredients
· A delicious bowl of fanesca
This tour does not include
· Any other service not mentioned herein
This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for travel in Ecuador. But keep in mind: