The Ecuadorian Harvest

The Embassy of Ecuador in the United States and lifestyle retailer NOVA BOSSA will shine a bright spotlight on the South American country of Ecuador at La Cosecha with a series of free community programs showcasing the bounty of Ecuadorian crafts, food, art, dance, film and travel. #lacosechaecuatoriana


Ecuadorian Tastings: Sample a variety of products and Ecuadorian specialties provided by La Cosecha vendors, Ecuadorian importer CC&J and premium organic food company SamiChakra.

NOVA BOSSA x Artesano Artista Showroom: Shop a beautiful selection of fashion, accessories, jewelry and home décor by Ecuador’s top master artisans at NOVA BOSSA.

Art & Photography Exhibition by Gabriel Gross and Monica Orellana: Visit Gabriel Gross’ beautiful still life paintings and Monica Orellana’s remarkable photo diary of “The Journey of My Life” located at the Balcon inside La Cosecha.


11:30 AM | Conversation with Ivonne Baki, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States
Location: Balcon, La Cosecha
NOVA BOSSA Founder Carolina Furukrona moderates a stimulating conversation with Ambassador Baki about Ecuador’s rich artisan crafts, status as one of the world’s most biodiverse countries and top tourism destinations like the Amazon and the Galápagos.

12:00 PM | Live Cooking Show with Chef Yofre Zambrano
Location: Culinary Immersion Studio, La Cosecha
Join Chef Yofre Zambrano on a gastronomical journey around Ecuador, from mountains to coast, as he cooks some of the country’s most iconic dishes.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Dance Performances by Ayazamana Dance Company
Location: La Plaza and Sidewalk, La Cosecha
Watch traditional dance performances whose rich colors and movements transport viewers to exotic landscapes.

4:00 PM | Ecuadorian Chocolate Show with Galo Pazmiño
Location: Culinary Immersion Studio, La Cosecha
Take a journey to the Amazon with chocolatier Galo Pazmiño as he recounts the history, aroma and flavor of the “golden grain,” first discovered in Ecuador.

6:00 PM | Art & Photography Exhibition
Location: Balcon, La Cosecha
Join a conversation with Ecuadorian painter Gabriel Gross and travel photographer Monica Orellana about their work and creative process.

6:30 PM | Washington DC Premiere of “Los Roomates”
Location: La Plaza, La Cosecha
Join us for the Washington, DC, premiere of this hilarious romantic comedy, the first American feature film made by an Ecuadorian director.

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