Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lunch at El Tenedor del Cerro and Dinner at Hector's

Parrots add to the landscaped gardens around
the hotel

Hand woven fabrics are used in all Guatemalan products

Several museums are part of the Hotel

These striking wooden carved images were in the Colonial

Crisp thin crust pizzas and spinach raviolis followed our
crisp salads

Across from Hector's this beautiful floodlit church provided
a lovely view while we waited for a table sipping wine.

A convivial crowd waits patiently outside for a table at
tiny but elegant Hector's
Hotel Casa Domingo is a huge beautiful hotel near the edge of town that has extensive grounds and several museums on them. Old picturesque ruins dot the landscaping. We don't stay in these places but it's fun to visit. After walking around for awhile we took the free shuttle up to their mountain top restaurant nearby. There are modern amusing sculptures and an aviary on the path over to the restaurant proper.
We waited ten minutes for a table and had a great meal. The view over the city is beautiful and the food that we had, excellent. Jeanette had spinach raviolis with pesto and the other three of us had pizzas. We shared two salads among us and could only eat half of our pizzas. The remainder made a easy dinner that night back at Chez Daniel.
The next night we had a very special evening at Hector's restaurant, rated #1 on TripAdvisor. By the way Scott and I review for them now under the name Scott Free VT. Hector's is a small place and was packed when we arrived. We waited a half hour for a table outside but didn't mind. Hector checked in with us regularly with updates and we sipped wine while enjoying the view of the floodlit church opposite. Once seated we had a really memorable meal. A better table opened up before our meal arrived and Hector insisted we move.
Scott had the duck and I had the fish special. They were both first class as were the salads. We all had creme brulee for desert. Hector stopped by the visit later and filled up our wine glasses for free. We highly recommend eating there.

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