September 15, 2017 at 10:52 am #18899GringoTreeKeymaster
The other day I was sitting with Andres Zambrano drinking a cup of coffee in La Gurarida and talking about some familiar places in Manhattan.Although Andres was born in Cuenca his parents moved to the States when he was 3. His mother arranged his residency and he moved to New York at the age of 15. His journey is amazing and you can find out more about his experience in this New York Times video:
And even more in this New York Times article:
Andres is now 34 and is about a month away from the grand opening of La Guarida – https://www.facebook.com/LaGuaridaenCuenca/
On Sept 16th, you can have the opportunity of meeting Andres, tasting his food and drinks, and enjoying La Guardia’s first Artists Faire.
Some familiar Cuenca faces will be there but some new artists will be making their premier showing.
First Time Exhibitors include
Justin Rogers – Space Art
Kenny Reimer – Kenny’s Cookies
Olivia Landgren – Pancake Mixes and Killer Brownies
Organic Fruits And Vegetables From The Campo
Neil Mailer – Cuenca Pass
An Indian Affair-Voted best Indian Food by Gringo Post
Bob’s Bonobo Shrub, Salad and Cocktail Mixes
Il Formagio -Aged Cheeses
La Mia – Goat Cheese and more
Breads By Artesana – Introducing his new Challah and Rye Bread
Productos Terranova – The Best Salmon and Trout in Cuenca
Inez Liberty – Chutney and Pickled Products
Offers natural skin care products and biodegradable cleaners.
INFO ABOUT LA GUARIDA:
LaGuarida is a newly restored colonial house that has been built and designed to be able to change and suit any event. The house has already presented plays, concerts, projected movies and all main sporting events apart from having a functioning cafeteria and private rooms available for hosting travelers in short stays. The house’s main attraction is how all the old materials were recycled and used in very original ways to highlight the architecture that is so traditional of the city of Cuenca. The adobe bricks are an integral part of the decoration and atmosphere letting you witness how old houses were built; even an old mummified cat found during the construction process has been given its own special place. The house is as authentic as an old colonial house can be and it shines in its chameleon qualities constantly adapting to the different requests from musicians, directors, artists, etc., and diverse programming all year round.
Another great aspect of LaGuarida is that is currently offering a simple menu with very affordable prices while collaborating with well-established vendors throughout the city to offer the best products available.
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