Quitu Identidad Culinaria, back to the roots of Ecuador's gastronomic identity

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Quitu Identidad Culinaria, back to the roots of Ecuador's gastronomic identity

In Quito's Las Casas neighbourhood, chef Juan Sebastián Pérez draws from Pre-Columbian traditions to create his own version of national culinary identity.

Every morning, chef Juan Sebastián Pérez and his staff come up with a new menu for their restaurant. They base their recipes on Pre-Columbian traditions, add a twist of avant-garde technique, teasing you with high gastronomy. In line with a trend set by young Ecuadorian chefs to go back to their roots, Juan Sebastián Pérez conveys the complex identity of his country through his cooking. Before launching Quitu Identidad Culinaria (Quitus being Quito's founding people in Pre-Columbian times), the chef travelled around the country to better know each ingredient he uses. Green apple-marinated seabass and quinoa ceviche, beetroot pie, smoked duck salad with Andean nuts and a side of pears… Here, everything is fresh and produced by local farmers and families of fishermen. Telling Ecuador's past story with gastronomic creations, Quitu Identidad Culinaria brings forth the promise of a unique experience!

Quitu Identidad Culinaria
Alberto Mena Caamaño E13-54
Quito 170517

+593 99 139 7766

https://quitu.ec/en/

Tasting menu from 25 USD