Good Thyme Restaurant
A “FoodIE” ADVENTURE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
April 26th- May 4th 2024
(*Includes Travel Days)
A FOODIE ADVENTURE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
Experience the rich history, culture and foods of Malaga and Southern Spain with the Renee Holman and Ben Thoen. 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.
To reserve your spot call Renee at 715-292-4545
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…
Embark on a captivating journey through Spain’s picturesque vineyards, where history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes intertwine. Discover the secrets behind world-renowned wines, stroll among lush vines, and sip fine wines amidst stunning vistas. This immersive experience ignites a passion for wine, culture, and the unbridled beauty of Spain’s vineyards.
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
- All Meals
- 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
- Cheese making.
- Tapas Tour
- Sardines on the beach.
- Malaga market tour.
- Gourmet picnic lunch.
- Taxi from Malaga to La Finca
- 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
April 26th- May 4th 2024
Friday 26th • Fly to Malaga from Minneapolis
Day 1 • Saturday 27th
Arrival Day. Arrive morning of Saturday April 27th. Picked up by Denis.
Day 2 • Sunday 28th
Vineyard tour, tasting menu lunch paired with wine.
Day 3 • Monday 29th
Olive oil mill ‘tour’, tasting and lunch.
Day 4 •Tuesday 30th
Malaga city central market tour and lunch – free time in Malaga to shop.
Day 5 • Wed May 1st
Skewer your own sardines to be cooked on a log fire and enjoyed on the beach half day – lunch time.
Day 6 •Thur 2nd
Local goat farm tour and cheese making workshop plus cheese tasting
Day 7 •Friday 3rd
Frigiliana walking tour with frigiliana wine tasting and a visit to the ‘miel de caña’ (local molasses) factory – full day including lunch in Nerja or Frigiliana and free time to shop.
Day 8 • Saturday 4th
Departure Day – Fly home