If you're not staying at this lovely mountain retreat, I highly recommend coming up for dinner. The large dining room features heavy wood and stone-top tables, exposed wood beams, and a host of artwork and antiques. They have one of the original 18th-century wooden sculptures by Bernardo de Legarda, used as a model for the El Panecillo monument. The menu features a broad mix of creative contemporary concoctions. And it's hard to go wrong with any of them. You can start off with a tuna carpaccio or some Ecuadorean stone crabs. For a main course, I recommend the lamb "La Cantera," which is marinated for 3 days and then slow-roasted. After dinner, savor a brandy while taking in the view, or head downstairs to the hotel's Irish-style pub for some aged single malt.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 02/2548-206
- Calle Díaz de La Madrid (N30), Quito, Ecuador
- Obispo de la Madrid
- Tues-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-11pm
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