samedi 25 novembre 2017

INDIAN CHEFS AND OWNER FROM THE INTERIOR: EL CIELO RESTAURANT IN LETICIA, COLOMBIAN AMAZONIA

INDIAN CHEFS AND OWNER FROM THE INTERIOR: EL CIELO RESTAURANT IN LETICIA, COLOMBIAN AMAZONIA

I had discovered El Cielo, the Amazonian fusion resto, during my first visit to Leticia, and had eaten there on my subsequent visits. It was the brainchild of a new age traveler, who with his Brasilian/Indian mestizo manager had managed to create an Amazonian Fusion Cuisine that you will not find anywhere along the Amazon. Two young Indian women had been taught the art and I enjoyed saying hello to them on each of my previous visits.
Menu at El Cielo remain unchanged. On this visit, I was informed that El Cielo had relocated. I took a Moto to their new site, the décor and the welcoming music was no longer the New Age Amazonia that reflected the owner/manager that I knew but that of someone from the Interior. (San Augustin to be exact).
The two young Indian chefs were still there. One chirped: I have not seen you in a while and gave me a big lovely smile.
The food was adventurous but delicious. Normally I would start the dinner with a Caipirinha but the weather being so hot, fans cooled the new location, and the local brew POKER seemed appropriate.
Before leaving I had picture taken of the Indian chefs with me and I asked them, what would you prepare for me, the next time?
A feast of Amazonian “seafood”/mariscos, they chirped.

I look forward to that ..