The Colombians know how to put on the dog when it comes to feeding scientific visitors. Here’s the lunch we had yesterday (others have been just as good).
Apéritif: a jugo, green mango juice heavily infused with ginger. Spectacular!
Appetizer: Tropical fruit cup
Main course: ajiaco, a traditional chicken/potato soup from Bogotá. It comes with lots of mix-ins: capers, cream, hot sauce, parsley, rice, banana, avocado, and a disk of arepa, the Colombian equivalent of a tortilla.
After doctoring; this was one terrific meal:
Finally, postre: ripe sauteed plantains with a caramelly sauce.
There was also wine on offer, but why would anybody want booze when you can drink freshly-squeezed tropical fruit juice?
Many thanks to the organizers of this meeting, particularly Dr. Angela Restrepo, for running a fine symposium and providing terrific amenities. There is sightseeing today, and I’m off to Bogotá tomorrow.