Relive the Fire and Flavor Gastronomic Festival in Quito

On Friday, June 21, Quito welcomed the summer with an explosion of flavors and rhythms thanks to the Gastronomic Festival Fuego y Sabor that was located at the Bicentennial Event Center (esplanade of the old airport). An event that fused local gastronomy with the performance of local and international musicians.

This event was attended by the best grill chefs in the city.

In Quito we experienced a true gastronomic party full of intense flavors and contagious rhythms, with 30 stands where chefs demonstrated their skills on the grill, allowing us to taste the best of the asados. 

From 4:00pm, the stands were ready to delight us with a wide variety of dishes, from traditional mishqui tripe to the finest cuts of meat, all prepared with a fusion of modern techniques and traditional flavors.

The best of local gastronomy and culture

Among the outstanding parrilleros, we met Claudio, an Argentinean whose 3 month visit turned into 5 years of residence, captivated by Quito's charm. Events like this not only enrich local cultural life, but also enhance Quito as a tourist attraction. Here, locals and foreigners alike can learn about and enjoy the rich culinary, artistic and cultural heritage of our beautiful city. 

We dance to the rhythm of national and international artists 

Little by little groups of friends and families filled the place and got ready for dancing and good music. It began The Metro Band cheered up the people, who at first were cold and gradually warmed up with the warmth of the grill and the good company.

La Vagancia lit up the stage with their cumbiero rhythm and contagious songs. The most awaited: Tierra Canela, made everyone dance and sing their songs that never go out of style.

Don Medardo continued with the party and by this point everyone had already tasted the variety of typical dishes and asados that were available to choose from. Finally, the night closed with a flourish with Los Ángeles Azules, fulfilling the expectations of those who stayed until the end of the concert. The surrounding neighborhoods surely heard chanting songs such as. "y tú te vas... jugando a enamorar" (and you're leaving... playing to fall in love) o "amor amor amor amor, quiero me vuelvan a mirar tus ojos."

It was, without a doubt, a spectacular start to the summer in Quito.

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There is always something exciting waiting for you in Quito, so stay tuned and get ready for your next cultural and gastronomic adventure!