Peruvian Delights & Girl Power
By Tiffany | Foodie Naples
On the evening of Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, a hungry and excited crowd of people gathered at Inca’s Kitchen to get a sneak preview of the Warrior One movie trailer and meet the girls and team which took a 5-month journey to Machu Picchu. The evening was part of the ongoing fundraising which is being done to make the documentary, Warrior One, become reality and complete post-production of the movie. You might remember us talking about the event recently.
But the movie is really only the tip of the iceberg. Because it’s more about starting a movement to empower young girls of all walks of life by encouraging them to connect more with their inner self by pushing their own limits in nature.
After seeing these girls personally, I was impressed with their poise and self-confidence. And their sisterhood after this experience is clear, although the girls have many sorts of backgrounds. Many of the Wellfit Girls who took this trip attribute the experience to their new outlook on life.
“I used to think that I had to have money to make a difference in the world,” explained Evelyn Pacheco. “After being in Peru and being with the kids there, I know I can be a positive influence in my own community. I already have so much to offer right now.”
The night was a huge success for the movie funding, especially with the live auctioning of 2 pairs of tickets to the sold out screening of Warrior One during the Naples International Film Fest (NIFF). Two bidders in the audience won tickets for $525, a wonderful donation for a very worthy cause.
Learn more about the movie at www.warrioronemovie.com.
Peruvian Treats from Inca’s Kitchen
Those who attended the event were privy to a delicious selection of bite-sized tastes of Peruvian dishes from the Inca’s Kitchen repertoire.
One was a bite of beef stew which was served on a slice of potato. The bite was hearty and just like a spoonful of stew — and eating it with your fingers instead of utensils gave it a very novel feeling. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it and it was very tasty.
The chef explained before dinner that Peruvians have many, many types of potatoes, and it’s very prevalent in their meals. And a second taste which was making the rounds that night made potatoes the main focus.
One of the final tastes was the Peruvian Ceviche which was full of flavor. Ceviche is sort of like Peruvian sushi and Inca’s Kitchen’s is amazing. If you’re going to go to Inca’s for the ceviche, make sure it’s a Saturday or Sunday, because is only served on the weekends. Or better yet, call ahead and ask when you reserve your table.
Inca’s Kitchen was opened on October 4, 2008, by Chef Rafael Rottier. It’s an upscale Peruvian restaurant with a menu very true to its roots and many rave reviews. In fact, it’s so popular that a second location will be opened in the coming weeks in the Pavilion Center at 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road, across from The Mercato.
Chef Rafael also created Al Carbon, a Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken restaurant and Peruvian Bakery with a slightly different flair. The primary menu focus is on rotisserie chickens, which can be purchased whole or sectioned, and offered as healthy, inexpensive dinner meals for busy families.