andalucia for foodies

dinner with view olive groves andalucia casa olea spain
Sampling the true flavours and aromas of a country is such a big part of the overall travel experience these days. What you ate, where you ate it and what you drank with it are so often those indelible memories you take with you from a special holiday, family vacation or romantic short break. As food has often dominated our own travel experiences, we appreciate just how important that side of a holiday will be for many of our guests. This is why...
chef angel leon poniente restaurant michelin star andalucia spain
Andalucia emerges as gastro-destination Andalucia in southern Spain has long been derided for its poor cuisine by foreigners, ever since the Romantic travellers returned with tales of “culinary abominations” like cold, thick soup (gazpacho) and the lingering taste of oil and garlic! Even within Spain, Andalucia has been sneered at as the “land of the fried fish” for its perceived lack of culinary creativity. And this North/South divide has...
montilla vineyard tour
Foodie Weekend break – a taste of Andalucia in Autumn - 07 to 09 Nov 2014 Create your own pre-Christmas, foodie escape to southern Spain… Join us pick our olives and see how our amazing olive oil is produced at the local mill. Learn how to cook the Perfect Paella, or find out how Claire prepares some of our most popular Tapas dishes. Or, if you fancy something different, get your hands dirty at a goats cheese-making workshop in Zuheros; or visit...
La Vuelta tour of Spain cycle race
Cultural Events & Activities in Andalucia, Spain this Autumn... Well it´s been a busy summer with an amazing number of local fiestas and events here in the Subbetica, including La Vuelta (the Tour of Spain cycle race) which departed from Priego de Cordoba one day and passed through the tiny white village of Carcabuey and Sierra Subbetica mountains en route to Ronda on Stage 5 of the race. All very exciting for our local town, Priego, and a...
Casa Olea B&B Andalucia Spain
TAPAS TASTING DINNER: New Year´s Eve in Andalucia! Looking to do something different for New Year´s Eve this year? Then head to sunny Spain for a long weekend away at Casa Olea for some tasty home-cooked tapas, wintery walks in the hills, bike rides through olive groves and cosy log fires and under-floor heating at night... Celebrate Noche Vieja (New Year´s Eve) in style with a special Tapas Tasting dinner, plus the traditional grapes and cava...
priego de cordoba sierra subbetica
Autumn in Andalucia - Best of Spain for Foodies. .. Thinking of Where is best to go in November ? Well, Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit the interior of Andalucia, especially for Foodies, with the Quince and Pomegranate on the trees and the Olive Harvest just beginning. Plus, the weather is usually ideal (bright sunny days and mid 20sC) for siteseeing without the crowds and for walking in the sierras too. Why not combine a few days in...
Mercado Victoria gastro market Cordoba
Andalucia’s first gastro-market, Mercado Victoria , opens in Cordoba; plus our “Top 5 Foodie Highlights” of Andalucia... Cordoba’s new gastro-market, Mercado Victoria, has opened this week; just in time for the city’s famous Patios Festival (8-19 May). It is the first gourmet market in Andalucia, similar in concept to the popular San Miguel market in Madrid, and promises to be a major new attraction for Cordoba - a city which is fast becoming...