A brief insight into our new Eco-lodge in Peru
The unique fusion of Italian and Peruvian flavors at Taranta herald from owner and chef Jose Duarte’s origins in South America. Born in Peru but spending the majority of his childhood in Venezuela, Chef Duarte has taken from traditional Peruvian meals like causa and aji de gallina to inspire his dishes. And now, he’s giving back to Peru with a new Eco-lodge that will improve the lives of people living around it.
Nestled in the foothills of the Huascaran National Park, the Santa Cruz Lodge is a 12-bedroom Eco-lodge that was built with the intention of improving the quality of life of the Huaripampa agricultural community. The lodge sources all of its ingredients for meals from the property’s farm and Andean farmers in the area, promising a reliable and stable income for their practices. In return, they provide the lodge with organic, sustainably sourced, and delicious produce, and are able to continue their biodynamic practices without interference.
Guests at the lodge will be invited to unplug from the chaos of the modern world, while indulging in fresh and authentic Peruvian delicacies. They can also hike through the Andean mountains, meet with local farmers to learn more about their practices, and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Andean mountains. The lodge will be open to the public in the coming months. Contact Taranta for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Author: Molly Hubert