The second stop on our Peruvian culinary tour was the Sacred Valley right outside of Cusco in the city of Urubamba.
We set up camp at the newly opened Inkaterra (the smartest decision ever) and spent our days exploring their gardens, hanging out all over their glorious property and drinking tea. It was the picture of relaxation and I’d go back in a heartbeat.
Nestled into the mountains about an hour outside of Cusco, it was perfection. If you’re ever looking for a retreat, this is the place. The staff is beyond outstanding. The rooms are everything you could ever ask for, and the property is one of the most picturesque places you’ll ever encounter. It’s located in the Urubamba Valley right outside of Cusco and you can choose from a variety of adventures including a sunset hike, an early morning bird watching excursion, a farm tour where you get to check out and pick the produce for that nights dinner, and so much more. We posted up on the comfy couches in the lobby area and sipped on some home brewed tea and relaxed the day away after doing some exploring. The menu changes with the seasons, but we had incredible dishes like the quinoa soufflé, quinoa pancakes, guinea pig + corn cakes, truffled potato soup and the most epic hand-cut pasta with mushrooms (and these aren’t just any mushrooms – they only come to life after lightning strikes in the nearby forests) It was quite easily the best pasta I’ve ever consumed!!
Check out the pics below and you’ll be seeing me back there soon!! I’ve vowed that the next cookbook I write will be finished while sipping some camomile tea in the lounge of Inkaterra Ururbamba.
Photos by none other than the famously talented Matt Armendariz
A HUGE/GIANT thank you LAN Airlines for putting together another unforgettable journey and for Gray Line Tours for taking us around!! Next up we’re going to the Sacred Valley where I fell in love with my new favorite hotel!
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!