Becoming a Top Chef at El Huacatay in Urubamba, Peru
Artfully sloshing together dollops of ketchup, mayonnaise, and squid ink and vigorously grinding red hot aji chilies into fluffy yellow potatoes, Chef Eduardo effortlessly creates the first culinary masterpiece of the afternoon—causa—a Peruvian delicacy of potatoes, shrimp, and fresh thousand islands dressing. Though undoubtedly your attempt at causa tastes so delicious because of his assistance, you walk into the kitchen with the swagger of a seasoned chef ready to tackle the next course. Amidst the head-high flames, cool down with a refreshing pisco sour while admiring his ability to execute perfect food in the simplest of kitchens. Dig into a steaming plate of baby soft alpaca and chicken bathed in a divine sauce and pinch yourself to believe that El Huacatay’s master chef has just shared his culinary secrets with you at this surprising foodie find in Urubamba.