Tablescapes ala Peru & Ecuador

Thursday is generally the day I post a tablescape, however, I haven’t set any tables for the last two weeks but have been enjoying tables set for me in a variety of locations in Peru and Ecuador.  Take a peek.

Whether in a hotel,

a garden,

a home

or on the boat, the table was always appealing, and I learned several new napkin folding techniques.

Most of the meals were buffet, and the choices were amazing.  Always there was lots of fresh fruit and tempting pastries and breads.

Potatoes were served at every meal as were dishes made with some form of corn.  Both are mainstays of the diet in Peru and Ecuador.  Somewhere along the line, a guide said there were more than 2500 varieties of potatoes grown in Peru.  Can you name them?  I have trouble getting past 10!

A delicacy in Peru is guinea pig.  Since we were guests in a home, there was no choice but to try it.  I must confess, however, that it is a dish not likely to appear on my table!




No matter what food was served or how the table was set, beautiful flowers were abundant, especially in Ecuador.

Isn’t it great fun to see and enjoy tablescapes done in different and wonderfully creative ways?  As for recipes, you might do better to check out Foodie Friday!

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12 thoughts on “Tablescapes ala Peru & Ecuador

  1. Seeing the food and the table presentations are very interesting. Glad you had a nice trip. Hope your Christmas will be merry and bright. Have a blessed Christmas!

  2. Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

    Seasons greetings to you and yours.

  3. That’s the way I like my cooking-done by someone else…smile…Looks like you had a wonderful time in a beautiful country.

  4. It really looks like you are having a wonderful time.Thanks for sharing your delightful trip with us.

  5. I enjoyed looking at the variety of tables here. 2500 different kinds of potatoes?! I can’t even imagine!

  6. Looks like such a wonderful trip. Loved the peak at all the tablescapes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure and for stopping by my post. Come visit often, please! Cherry Kay

  7. There’s a lot of great food in Peru, especially seafood. I’m peruvian and I agree with you about the guinea pig, I remember as a child visiting family and being served this, I would always find an excuse to go eat outside so I could give this to the dog. As a child I could get away with this!!!

  8. Wow, what a fabulous trip you’re experiencing! How fun to see such a variety of tablescapes — and you are brave to sample ALL the local dishes!

  9. Oh, I love that photo of all of the picnic tables with umbrellas. Your photos look like delightful places to dine, and to also get good food – can’t get much better than that. Thank you for the inspiration. laurie

  10. I love the pic of the table with all the water bottles, they actually look pretty. Looking forward to seeing more, especially Galapagos Island pics.

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful trip culinary-wise, well…with the exception of the guinea pig. I will be anxious to see the new napkin folds you have learned.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  12. Looks like a wonderful trip! I’m sure you enjoyed all the tabletops here. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my table this week as well.

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