It’s been such a long time since my last update that I really feel a bid guilty. Many of the readers here have contacted me by mail, Facebook and other means. The main reason for not posting was the fact that I didn’t have internet in my apartment as it seems to be very difficult to get hold of a decent internet supplier that actually delivers what they promise. Anyway, I am connected now and should be able to supply you with information about what is going on here.
First things first: we opened La Yunta in the second half of March. This means that we have been operating for more than a month now and it has been a fine ride so far. Today was by far the best selling day so far with many people stopping to buy Easter presents and treats for themselves. We had twice the revenue of our previously strongest day. Very promising. We will see if tomorrow – Easter Sunday will be equally successful.
You can find nice pictures of our products on our Facebook page: Link
I really don’t regret having come to Cuenca for the business. We are constantly promoting our business and will have the first 2 big events next Friday and Saturday. On the 29th of April we will have a large group of English expats with the official UK representative in Cuenca to air the royal wedding in the UK. We offer Fish & Chips and other English delicacies along with Grant’s whiskey and beer. Should be a fun evening for our guests and ourselves. Saturday will mark the most important date in our short company history. We will host our official opening party with more than 250 invited guests. Surely, not all will show up but we will have a very busy time and should see some media coverage of our event in the press that day.
In terms of products that we offer, we have moved our main focus a little bid towards farm decoration and furniture. The latter has sold amazingly well in the last couple of weeks and we are very happy about that. Also antique decoration sells really well. We currently have a 250 year old oil barrel, a large wine barrel (sold today) and a semi-complete copper distillery on show. The prices are very high but the people are nonetheless interested and I am sure we will move this stock quickly. The best part of those products is that we sell those on commission. So we did not need to buy before selling. Nice for our cash-flow ;)
Our kitchen is also doing well. Their performance has stabilized after a few starting issues and after a reorganization all is running smooth now. At peak times (weekends) we have 3 professional chefs operating the 9 flames and 2 fryers in the kitchen with the help of one help who washes the plates and prepares the yummy fresh juices that we offer.
Now I will find some pictures that show what has happened over the last months.
A look into the shop
Wines and decoration
Coffees and sweets
Juan Carlos - barman and shop assistent.
Part of the restaurant.
A peak into the kitchen...
Our church and fire station - home of 10 chickens and 2 cocks.
A bit of relaxing in our garden after a busy day...
Mr. and Mrs. Porky
My car has now advertising on it. And some off-road experience.
Building the pig house...
Leonardo working with the chili sauce - he is our Colombian contingent, making La Yunta a 4-nationality team.
We sponsored a local rodeo...