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Southeast Asia Cuisine “Cooking With Rey”

Southeast Asia Cuisine “Cooking With Rey”

Join Me This Week For Authentic South East Asian Cuisine
https://www.cookingwithrey.com

  • #1. Sticky & Sweet Hot Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, honey chilies and lemongrass (Medium Spicy)
  • #2. Sticky & Sweet Hot Shrimp: Medium sized shrimp sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass (Medium Spicy)
  • #3. Lok Lak Beef Tenderloin: Premium cuts of beef tenderloin (8oz) cooked in a garlic red chili sauce. (Medium Spicy)
  • #4. Fried Sea Bass: Premium sea bass fillets deep fried in olive oil infused with red chilies. Served with two Khmer dipping sauces (Mild Spicy)
  • #5. Pineapple Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken and pineapple delicately sauteed in a chilies and garlic sauce (Mild Spicy)
  • #6. Vegetarian plate: Fresh vegetables (green peppers, mushroom, carrots, onions) sauteed in your choice of olive oil infused with leeks or chilies. (Mild) Served with fried rice.
  • All meals include: Glass of wine, appetizer-Authentic Chicken egg rolls, Asian salad, premium Asian rice and dessert. This week’s dessert, chocolate torte.
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  • Luisa Nelson
  • Thank you for making my birthday so special and memorable. My sea bass was delicious from beginning to end! The dessert absolutely grand AND the special drink was out of this …

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Mark your calendars for the Second Gringo Games!

Mark your calendars for the Second Gringo Games!

Mark your calendars for Hearts of Gold’s second Gringo Games on Wednesday, July 20, at Republica Sur! Our first TV-type game show was such a hoot, we’re doing it again! Organize your own four-member team or come alone to join a team and meet new folks! Your five-dollar cover donation supports Hearts of Gold and our member organizations, including the Cuenca Soup Kitchen, OSSO Orphanage, CETAP-Lucy and the Nova School. Come at 3 to 5pm to enjoy the games, free popcorn, and cash bar thanks t Cristian at Common Grounds! Republica Sur is at 5-55 Presidente Cordova, near Hermano Miguel.

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Matthew Hart & Paco Lightfoot Acoustic at Bistro Yaku June 25th

Yes it’s been awhile and yup it’s happening. Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot will be doing an acoustic show on Saturday June 25th at Bistro Yaku (Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca).

Come on down to hear some great Acoustic Blues and Americana in the beautiful setting of Bistro Yaku.

Bistro Yaku is a one of Cuenca’s great acoustic music venues. Come on out and enjoy an evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana from two of Cuenca’s favorite musicians.

We will be starting around 6pm and going until later on.

Cover: $5.00

About Reservations:
For reservations please stop by Bistro Yaku (Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez) and speak to Pepo to reserve your table (cover will be collected with reservation). Due to the configuration of Bistro Yaku parties of less than four may be seated with other parties to allow more seating for all. Please consider inviting guests and making reservations for tables of 4.

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Everything Changes, so Meditate with Shambhala Online Sunday

Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible ~Thích Nhất Hạnh

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). GOOD NEWS: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – 12 noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting & walking meditations & closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list & notification will be sent with the link.

For instructions, you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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See you in September

Come bid farewell to Ali Agca this Friday at the Jazz Society Cafe as he departs for his native Turkey for two months, returning in early September.
His ‘See you in September’ performance will have some surprises along with upbeat jazz standards, funky Herbie Hancock pieces and even an original Turkish jazzy-blues piece by Ali.
The trio’s premier drummer Pedro Ortiz and bass player Christian Tenorio combine to make for energetic music.
Delicious food is served from 6:00 PM, live music from 7:00 PM. If you don’t feel up to a late night out, you can leave after the first set, around 8:00 PM.
Reserve your table so you can join in the farewell (for now) celebration and send him off with a smile!

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Painting Gatherings

TULLPUNA is a word in “quechua” that means painting and anything related to color. For that reason, we called our painting gatherings
“TULLPUNA NIGHTS, WINE & ART.”

We are inviting you to become part of this creative and fun group that will be gathering every third 3rd Thursday of the month at idiomART, from 5 to 8pm, starting June 23rd, 2022, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estévez de Toral.

The cost will be $30 per person that includes, all painting materials, canvas, brushes, pencils, acrylics and your own painting station, plus a glass of wine. You are free to bring your own brushes or any other painting tools that you like to use. After three hours of painting, you will take home your own art work.

Hosted by Victor Rexach from PaintourART, and in-house artist Cristian León, whom will be offering guidance and tips on the creation of your art work. No experience necessary, just the desire to start with the fascinating world of painting.

We will continue promoting the arts in Cuenca, and you are an important part of it. For more information, paintourart@gmail.com, or call 098-780-0534.

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Bolero night at Santa Cruz Restaurant

Get the best music, with the best authentic Mexican Food at Santa Cruz Restaurant.
This Saturday night live music with the amazing Esteban Orellana. Don’t forget to order your Blue Margarita 2×1! See you there.
Esmeraldas 2-22 & Remigio Crespo
0995112381

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Join Shambhala Online Sunday

~~~ Pain is certain, but suffering is optional. ~~~

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). GOOD NEWS: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – 12 noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting & walking meditations & closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list & notification will be sent with the link.

For instructions, you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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Jazz with a Pop

The Ali Agca Trio will present something fresh this Friday at the Jazz Society Cafe: Sweet and Juicy Jazz. To find out what that means, come on over!

Delicious food served from 6:00PM and live Sweet and Juicy Jazz performed by the Ali Agca Trio from 7:00 PM.

The Jazz Society Cafe is located at Los Cedros y Los Claveles on the north side of Ordonez Lasso.

Reserve your table at jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

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Mariachi Thursday at Santa Cruz Restaurant

What’s more fun than a night eating authentic TexMex, ordering 2X1 handmade Margaritas prepared with top shelf tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice while listening to live Mariachi music. 7:30 PM. See you there.

Calle Esmeraldas y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).
099 511 2381

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We reschedule our garage sale!

We reschedule our garage sale!

Two weeks ago we had to cancel our garage sale because of covid. But we are confirmed for this Friday, June 10th from 9am to 2 pm we will have our solidarity garage sale, where you can find things like: clothes, shoes, accessories, utensils and many more things. We hope to see you, so together we can help hundreds of families to grow.

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Masons meet for breakfast this Thursday

Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69 holds its monthly social breakfast at Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vazquez, second floor of the Hotel Vieja Mansion this Thursday. We gather at nine. All Masons, those interested in Masonry or those who simply would like to meet men who have lived here a number of years are most welcome.

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Saturday Fun Day at the Movies – Cuenca Car Share

Cuenca Car Share is sponsoring Saturday Fun Day with movies for charity to support Cuenca English Lions Club.

Let’s go to the movies! We will be showing Downton Abbey 2D (the movie) on Saturday, June 11th, at 10:30 AM at Batan Shopping Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime.

Top Gun Maverick will be shown Saturday, June 18th at 10:40 AM at Batan Shopping Theater. People who have seen it are saying “it will blow your socks off!” Please arrive 30 minutes early to get the best seats.
For one movie all proceeds go to the Lions Club service projects: Vision, Hunger, Environment, Diabetes, and Pediatric Cancer.

Tickets for each movie are $6 each and will be sold at several locations on the dates indicated below:

At Sunrise Cafe in downtown Cuenca Tuesday, June 7th from 9 to 11 AM. Thursday, June 9th from 9 to 11 AM. Tickets for Top Gun Maverick will be available on these dates and also on Tuesday, June 14th from 9 to 11 AM and Friday, June 17th from 9 to 11 AM.

Tickets will also be available at Gringo Bingo at Common Grounds on June …

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Ali Agca Trio Plays Fridays at the Jazz Society Cafe

Ali Agca Trio Plays Fridays at the Jazz Society Cafe

Ali Agca Trio at the Jazz Society Cafe this Friday 3 June
Don’t miss the dynamic jazz trio led by Turkish jazz guitarist Ali Agca, joined by Cuenca’s premier bass player Christian Torres and drummer Reinaldo Arce.
Known for his wide-ranging repertoire of romantic jazz standards, lively blues and swingin’ Latin pieces, Ali Agca has made his mark in Cuenca playing Fridays at the Jazz Society Cafe. He also delights his audience with his own compositions of jazzy-blues pieces punctuated with Turkish sounds and rhythms.
The trio’s volume is just right, enabling guests to converse during the performances.
Delicious food is served from 6:00 PM and live music begins at 7:00 PM. If you’re not up to a late night, stay for the first set which ends at 8:00 PM.
Reserve your table at jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

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Meditate with Shambhala Online Sunday

You can only lose things you’re attached to. ~ Traditional Buddhist

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). GOOD NEWS: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – 12 noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting & walking meditations & closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list & notification will be sent with the link.

For instructions, you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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Santa Cruz Mexican Restaurant – Mariachi Thursday

Don’t you miss our Mariachi Night!

Listen to the excellent Mariachi Santa Cruz Band, while you enjoy of delicious Mexican food drinking our 2×1 Margaritas. See you there.

Calle Esmeraldas y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).
099 511 2381

June 2nd, 19:30 PM

Calle Esmeraldas y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems)., Cuenca.

Santa Cruz Restaurant: 099 511 2381

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Tuesday Cinema at the Alianza Francesa

Tuesday Cinema at the Alianza Francesa

For the month of June, the Alliance Française of Cuenca offers free French cinema sessions every Tuesday. This month, come see the selection of moovies that were selected for their dorector to the Canens Festival. At 7pm, come and enjoy our projections in the auditorium of the Alliance Française.

Here is the line-up that is waiting for you:

👉Tuesday, June 7th, 2022: Amin (2018) Synopsis : Nine years ago, Amin came from Senegal to work in France, leaving his wife Aisha and their three children behind. In France, there is nothing but work for him, no friends but the people he lives with at his workers’ home.

👉Tuesday, June 14th, 2022: La vie des Morts (1991) Synopsis : After a young man attempts to commit suicide, his family and friends spend a night together in a house whilst he lies between life and death in a hospital bed. Fearing the worst, three generations await the news that is sure to come, and as they do so the meaninglessness of their own lives becomes apparent…

👉Tuesday, June 21th, 2022 : Oh Mercy! (2019) Synopsis :Christmas night in Roubaix. Police chief Daoud roams the city in which he grew up. Burned-out cars, …

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This weekend at the Jazz Society Cafe

This weekend at the Jazz Society Cafe

Friday, 7 PM: Ali Agca Trio
Saturday 3 to 6 PM Improvisation Class Closing Program with Jazz De Barro
Saturday 7 PM Mariangel Mundaray and the Jazz Devils

Limited seating
Reserve your seat now!
Friday and Saturday, 27th and 28th of May, 2022, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

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