Fine Dining in the Forest
The Lodge's towering, two-story Dining Room offers a fully panoramic and dramatic setting for a lively gourmet experience. Here, Mashpi's chefs draw from the diversity of Ecuadorian cuisine and ingredients, making the most of its location between the Coast and the Andes to offer the best of both worlds.
Mashpi creates its gastronomic identity around native ingredients of generous flavors such as wild garlic, chillangua and other products of the forest. They provide aromas and flavors that will linger on your savoring memory. Our cuisine utilizes modern techniques and tools together with permanent investigation. The idea is that our menus offer sustainability, accomplishing a perfect match between the forest where we are and fine dining. Our mission is to explore, expose and share with our guests the formidable new potential of the Ecuadorian cuisine.
Breakfasts are very informal and include fresh fruits from the region, breads, eggs any style, cheeses, hams, cereals, home-made jams, organic honey and muesli, and energizing tropical fruit juices for the day's activities. Lunch is deliberately light, with a changing menu every day, mixing a wide variety of fresh vegetables, soups, sandwiches and a mix of classic and contemporary Ecuadorian dishes. Ceviche – served in different styles – might well feature. Again, delicious and refreshing fruit juices are on offer, and, to end the meal, a buffet of delicious, home-made ice-cream – including unique flavors like hearts of palm, coffee, passion fruit, sweet mini-banana and an array of other fascinating flavors.
Dinner is a more formal affair. The dramatic setup of the dining room accentuated by the subdued floor lamps creates an intimate and romantic ambience. The dinner menu changes according to season, and could include chicken, beef, fish, seafood and vegetarian dishes, all accompanied by mouth-watering side-dishes made with local ingredients and prepared with imagination and flair.
Vegetarian dishes and other dietary restrictions can be catered for, it is recommended to inform in advance.
The bar adjoining the Dining room offers specialty house cocktails and natural energetic drinks. A carefully-selected wine list features especially Chilean and Argentinean vintages.