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we prepare the breakfasts of our guests with lots of love and fresh local produce and once or twice a month, an invited Chef creates a pop-up culinary experience. 


All of our experiences are carefully designed.
that’s why we ONLY work with reservations, EITHER to stay at the lodge or for one of these pop-ups.
our location ADDRESS is revealed once THERE IS a reservation.



New experiences coming up!

Travel Forks - First International Guest Chef Dinner [Sunday]
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Travel Forks - First International Guest Chef Dinner [Sunday]

One night was not enough!!! El Pretexto is pleased to join with Chef's Dinner Series  to present the a second night of the first edition of TRAVEL FORKS!
Our visiting chef is from Portland, Oregon. Chef Carl Krause, is a CIA graduate who apprenticed under James Beard Award winner Barbara Lynch and went on to make his mark at major restaurants in Portland. He is currently Executive Chef at the exclusive Minam River Lodge where celebrities hide away in a deluxe mountain lodge and dine on world-class meals prepared by Chef Carl. Lots of coincidences, right? He will join in this unforgettable dinner, our main collaborator Chef, Natalia Vallejo. A true Culinary Artist with a world-traveling background that has taken her to the far corners of the Earth; from “Puerta Cerrada” dinners in Argentina and Chile to the grand kitchens of Spain. Always conscious of her Puerto Rican roots, she also studied under the Grandmaster of refined Puerto Rican cuisine, the legendary Alfredo Ayala. Most recently, she cooked at the James Beard House last November and is about to open her own restaurant: cocina al fondo, inside of the cultural space named :Pública. They have designed a menu with the freshest local products in mind.

The menu

Hors d'oeuvres
Ají pepper stuffed with goat cheese and longaniza 
Guinea chicken salad on taro chip
Crab stuffed pumpkin and corn lollipops

First course
Lobster and coconut Chawanmushi

Second Course
Sweet potato and morcilla gratin with lobster and spicy tomato

Third Course
Oven baked cabbage stuffed with rabbit mofongo

Main Course
Wood-fired roasted lamb
Sauces: Papaya Relish, Spicy Herb Sauce, Citrus Herb Sauce  
Sides: Charred radishes and lemon, Chayote salad, Mixed greens and Grilled eggplant

Smoked pumpkin with local cheese cream and spiced pineapple chutney

A vegetarian option will be available for Sunday. If you are vegetarian please let us know as soon as you reserve your space :)

The price is per person and includes wine pairing designed by Sommelier Giacomo Galati.

El Pretexto is an adult-only and smoking-free venue. Thanks for your consideration!

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