Restaurant & Catering
A “FoodIE” ADVENTURE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
OCT 23rd – NOV 2ND
A FOODIE ADVENTURE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
Experience the rich history, culture and foods of Malaga and Southern Spain with the Good Thyme Crew. Everything from wine tasting, olive oil tasting, traditional cooking classes, molasses factory, markets, and sardine grilling on the beach, there will be plenty to excite your palete.
WHAT TO EXPECT
La FINCA del NINO
We will spend seven nights at LaFinca which has three villas built in the style of a traditional Hacienda. Each villa has it’s own kitchen and private patios. The grounds are filled with flowers; a swimming pool; tennis court and walking trails. This rustic, charming working farm is set in ten acres, with the main crop being mango. We are perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean. We will also be staying 2 nights at Hotel Malaga Premium in Malaga’s historic city center.
Enough to make your mouth water…Malaga city progressive gourmet tasting menu walking tour, local vineyard including tour, wine tasting and gourmet lunch paired with wine, visit to traditional olive mill, press oil, learn about the process, olive oil tasting, a Paella party, sardines on the beach…
TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASSES
Traditional cooking class at a private home in the mountains. A delicious lunch is included in both activities. Location of cooking class is ‘La Rosilla’ in the Montes de Malaga – between the white villages of Comares and Colmenar.
We will venture out to the white villages, mountain towns, local markets, the Moorish Market in Malaga. Take in the local and traditional cooking spices and foods of the region and do some shopping at these fantastic open-air markets.
SARDINES ON THE BEACH
After touring local vineyards, wine tasting and a gormet lunch you can look forward to traditional sardines on the fire and a relaxing evening strolling beaches in Benajarafe.
While at the FInca, Denis has invited top professional performers to entertain us. We will enjoy Flamenco; Classical Spanish guitar and a duo of singers who play the pan flute and guitar. It is performed by the audience as well as the artiste and anyone else who feels the urge to participate.These performances will be at our villa after dinner.
THE SPAIN Package
- All activities
- 9 Breakfasts.
- 8 Lunches plus wine or soft drinks.
- 7 Dinners plus wine or soft drinks.
- 2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches in Malaga.
- Two native English speaking guides throughout the week on hand for all activities for localisation, translation, context, etc.
- Drinks and snacks for journeys to and from activities
- Malaga city progressive gourmet tasting menu walking tour
- Vineyard tour, wine tasting and gourmet lunch paired with wine.
- Traditional Spanish Music
- Paella Party at La Finca
- Tapas Tour
- Traditional cooking class.
- Cheese making.
- Sardines on the beach.
- Malaga market tour.
- Gourmet picnic lunch.
- Taxi from Malaga to La Finca
- 2 Dinners in Malaga
- Airfare to and from Spain from your home location
- Return taxi to Malaga Airport
- Travel insurance; Insurance for trip cancellation, baggage or health issues. This insurance is highly recommended.
- Items of a personal nature
Saturday 24th October – Arrival at the Finca. Dinner at Finca.
Sunday 25th – Visit to traditional olive mill, press oil, learn about the process, olive oil tasting and lunch. Paella party and cooking demo.
Monday 26th – Traditional cooking class at a private home in the mountains for half the group. Cheese making day for the other half. A delicious lunch is included in both activities.
Tuesday 27th – Day trip to Frigiliana, tasting of Frigiliana wine, visit to Europe’s only remaining molasses factory, local lunch followed by afternoon in Nerja.
Wednesday 28th – Visit to a local vineyard including tour, wine tasting and gourmet lunch paired with wine. Sardines on the fire and walk on the beach in Benajarafe.
Thursday 29th – Visit to a honey farm in Colmenar, collect honey and gourmet picnic lunch.
Friday 30th – Traditional cooking class at a private home in the mountains for half the group. Cheese making day for the other half. A delicious lunch is included in both activities. Traditional Spanish guitar concert after dinner at Finca. Karlyn Holman Memorial Plaque dedication.
Saturday 31st – Malaga city progressive gourmet tasting menu walking tour (split in to two groups)
Sunday 1st November -Malaga market tour & Tapas Tour.
Monday 2nd November – Depart Malaga.
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