Lunch at Mansion Alcazar, Cuenca, Ecuador

December 5, 2012 at 11:04 am 1 comment

December 4 was a cloudy, cold day in Cuenca and I had many errands to take care of in El Centro, the old town.

I was feeling the need for warmth and remembered one of my favorite spots, Mansion Alcazar, a five-star boutique hotel on Calle Simon Bolivar.  It’s where President Correa has been known to stay when in the city.

Discreetly placed floor heaters are provided to keep you comfortable when it is nippy outside.  There’s a very inviting bar, Le Bar, near the front door, appreciated even by teetotalers like me.

Mansion Alcazar, Cuenca

Mansion Alcazar, Cuenca

Casa Alonso, the restaurant, behind the main lobby, is known for its gourmet cuisine.  And lunch was just what the doctor ordered – a peaceful environment with gentle service, and food prepared with the freshest ingredients and much care.  I enjoyed the melange of flavors in my warm dish of smoked trout (from a lake in Las Cajas) with potatoes, corn, and fava beans over a bed of lime butter.  Divine!

Casa Alonzo dining room

Casa Alonzo dining room

Guendalina has just been served  ;)

Guendalina has just been served 😉

La piece de la resistance

La piece de la resistance

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. FJ  |  December 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Most excellent guendalina, so glad you look happy 🙂

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