Fresh from our Gourmet Kitchen
Our chef caters to you with local and organic ingredients
At Villa Collonna we take pride in our food, sourcing only the finest ingredients. Our chefs add their own creative, professional flair to traditional Ecuadorian dishes, allowing you to savor the flavors of Ecuador from the comfort of Villa Colonna’s gourmet kitchen and exquisite dining room.
Our Royal Breakfast is complimentary, and includes guest favorites like fresh bread and pastries. We also provide three-course menus for dinner with Ecuadorian wines, which may be reserved in advance for up to 8 guests.
Throughout the day our self-service coffee and tea station is always available to guests. Here, you can find a rotating selection of delightful (and sometimes decadent!) pâtisseries and sweets. A wonderful afternoon pick-me-up to try is our house blend of Ecuadorian Guayusa. This light herbal tea is native to Amazonia, and is known for being extremely rich in antioxidants.
Our friendly and knowledgeable chefs can tell you more about local delicacies, or even teach you to make chocolate from world-class Ecuadorian cocoa beans.
Chocolate & Cooking Lessons
Ask the chef for a class on chocolate-making, ceviche preparation or any other traditional dish in our gourmet kitchen.
Ecuador’s cocoa is reputed to be one of the best in the world. It is therefore inevitable that Villa Colonna Quito celebrates this extraordinary product for your greatest pleasure. You can learn with our chefs how to make delicious fine chocolate from a cocoa base.
Among the Maya, cocoa was used mainly during religious ceremonies. The Aztecs spread the bean as they expanded their civilization to other regions of Mexico. We can archeologically trace the presence of cocoa trees in the Amazon up to 5000 years ago.
Our restaurant invites guests to discover traditional Ecuadorian cuisine reinvented through Christopher’s artistic explorations. From the Pacific Ocean to the confines of the Amazon, via the altiplano and the Andean Paramo, a multitude of microclimates and biotopes favor a diversity of local products. We try to use a maximum of organic products, and welcome vegetarian and vegan people. Every day seasonal products inspire a new menu, and our two talented young chefs take the opportunity to harmonize an array flavors in our gourmet kitchen.
We have a very nice collection of Ecuadorian wines that will amaze you with their qualities, as well as Ecuadorian beers and spirits for a comprehensive overview of national delicacies.
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Be Our Guest
We humbly encourage you take in the abundant experience that is out-of-the-ordinary travel. With creativity and pleasure, we invite our guests to spend their evenings at Villa Colonna around an old French table, enjoying good food from our gourmet kitchen, wine and conversation.