UPDATE 1/8/2013 — At first Two Who Trek didn’t know what image was being created in the series of photographs below. However, our travel agent pointed out today that the pictures were upside down! The image being created is that of a chola cuencana, a local woman in the native dress.
Thanks, Maria, for the correction! We’ve updated the story below.
Tonight Two Who Trek joined the rest of the AHI travel group for a fine meal at Tiesto’s Restaurant, currently ranked #2 of 111 restaurants in Cuenca on TripAdvisor.com. After a fine Ecuadorian style meal, the restaurant served desserts on platters hand-painted (yes, painted) by Chef Juan Carlos himself. OK, it’s not real paint he uses but food products — hence the name, edible art.
Because Two Who Trek are naturally curious, we did some investigative photojournalism to see how the plates were created. Because the rest of the AHI group were also curious, we offered to share the photos via this blog. So sit back, enjoy, and try not to drool.
The final result is the image 0f a chola cuencana, a local woman in the native dress. This image is definitely recognizable in the area and is a main figure in the community.
In other dessert news, here Chef Carlos creates another plate:
This plate ended up on Two Who Trek’s table. The final product looked like this:
That’s how the desserts are created at Tiesto’s. The food was so great we ended up eating there twice in a week!