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The aim at Spanish Culinary Tour is to provide an insight into this area's cuisine and culture to further your knowledge and expertise on Spanish cooking in a fun, relaxed, and knowledgeable holiday. Simon, the chef has spent years networking with interesting and useful contacts in this local industry and so your tour with Spanish Culinary Tour includes excursions to some of the best producers of wine and food in the area. Embark on this amazing cultural journey and enjoy the beautiful breeze of Spain!
During this retreat, you will be staying in La Roca Rara in a shared double room. Single supplement is available for an additional cost. La Roca Rara was designed and built with inspiration taken from The Alhambra Palace in nearby Granada by a wealthy American industrialist in 1970s. His eye for design shows throughout the villa with a main floor with floor to ceiling windows taking in views to the outside terraces and beautiful central courtyard and high vaulted ceiling giving an incredible feeling of space.
The lounge with central fireplace opens onto a large south-facing terrace with spectacular views to the sea, it offers a huge pergola with seating area and barbecue facilities. Adjoining the lounge, is a dining room with seating for up to 16 people as well as a raised television area with media facilities. The villa’s six spacious en-suite bedrooms and elegant master suite feature a fireplace and air conditioning all with large doors opening onto the central courtyard which features a fabulous large heated swimming pool and areas to relax and unwind.
During your visit, the aim is to extend your knowledge on all Spanish cooking techniques, as well as a relaxed and fun atmosphere, experiencing a new culture and meeting new people. You will have time to cook and prepare many different tapas and meals with locally sourced fish and meat which you can enjoy with the rest of your group in stunning accommodation and surroundings. During your visit to the area, you can experience the life of the locals with an extensive insight and you will learn some of the language and local ways of life here in beautiful Andalusian.
Spanish Culinary Tour offers the highest value tours on the market by giving the best itinerary possible to the guests and a good variety of excursions and classes for you to gain experience and enjoy yourselves to the full. If you are looking to extend your cooking expertise professionally or just to have more home cooking skills whilst enjoying a fantastic holiday, then Spanish Culinary Tour definitely has something to offer you. The four days’ culinary tour is the fast-track option. This experience is for those who have limited time available but are interested in learning about the origins of Spanish food along with how to make the most famous dishes.
Arrival from airport. Afterwards, there will be an introduction and itinerary for your stay with us. You will also be allocated to your room and have a tour of the villa. Then, you will have a question and answer session with the chef followed by an afternoon to relax. Afterwards, there will be an evening of paella with demonstration and flamenco.
After breakfast, there will be an insight into tapas, followed by a tapas class matched with local wines over lunch with the local wine expert. Afterwards, you will go on an evening tapas tour of Nerja around the local traditional tapas bars will give you a good insight in to the local life and language.
You will go on an excursion to the beautiful “Alpujarras” in Granada where you will visit the award-winning wine bodegas. Later, you will be treated to a tour of a traditional olive “molino” (mill), giving you the opportunity to see a working mill and taste the full variety of olives and oils produced and exported worldwide. In the evening, you will be free to do what you like when you return to the villa. This is expected to be around 7 p.m.
Light breakfast followed by a chance to reflect on the tour and your experience and transfer to the airport.
On day two, you will go on an evening tapas tour of Nerja around the local traditional tapas bars will give you a good insight in to the local life and language. On day three, you will go on an excursion to the beautiful “Alpujarras” in Granada where you will visit the award-winning wine bodegas followed by a tour of a traditional olive “molino” (mill), giving you the opportunity to see a working mill and taste the full variety of olives and oils produced and exported worldwide.
This retreat will take place in La Roca Rara Nerja, Spain.
During your free time, you may explore the area or just relax in the villa.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to airport is included. Spanish Culinary Tour will pick you up from the airport.
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