Andalucia
Andalucia Spanish Cooking Course
This relaxing 7 day tour is not only for those who adore food, but for anyone who needs a profound getaway in one of the most beautiful white-washed villages of Spain. Located along the southern Spanish coast, this culinary adventure will introduce you to the textured landscape that flows into the crystal blue sea, the fresh ingredients that naturally grace the land and the rich cultural heritage that has influenced Andalucian food even today. You’ll wander through mounds of fresh, locally sourced produce, while learning about the culture of Spanish cuisine. Glistening seafood and spiced meats will pile high on outdoor terraces, glasses will overflow with craft beers and your soul will recalibrate as you bask in the afternoon rays of the Mediterranean sun. From locally produced Chorizo to various cuts of pork, seasonal salads and stews of fish & vegetables, your new Spanish cooking repertoire will be overflowing with succulent recipes!

Highlights

  • Welcome evening tapas tour of Vejer
  • 4 cooking classes
  • 3 lunches and one supper at Casa Alegre
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Visit to Barbate fish market
  • A day in The Sherry Triangle visiting bodegas
  • A day exploring the food and city of Cadiz
  • 2 fabulous tapas lunches in The Sherry Triangle & Cadiz
  • All transport during course schedule
  • Spanish wine and Sherry education
  • Recipes, apron & Certificate

 

Type

Private

Location

Vejer de la Frontera

Theme

Food, Wine

Duration

7 Days

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Tour Itinerary
Day 1
Exploring the Picture Perfect Village of Vejer
Savor seafood aromas, gentle coastal breezes and warm Spanish rays with a trip to Vejer de la Frontera. When you daydream of white-washed walls with sunbathing cats, plump olives and trees heavy with ripe, juicy oranges, remember...it's real! Vejer de la Frontera sits on a low hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and was home to the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and until the 8th century the Visigoths, before they the Moors occupied the land until the 13th century. What remains today is equally beautiful, captivating and quaint with plenty of eye-candy for your camera to be working on full-tilt! Wander the village streets and sample a wide range of traditional tapas among the hidden pockets of Vejer de la Frontera. 
Jamon
Day 2
Your First Spanish Cooking Course
gazpacho
Learn how to make staple Spanish dishes such as Prawns in Garlic, Tortilla, Melon Gazpacho, Orange & Almond Cakes as well as some creative twists on the use of typical Spanish ingredients. From seafood to cured meats, expect locally produced Chorizo, various cuts of pork, seasonal salads and stews of fish & vegetables. After lunch, you’ll have free time: you can either kick back and relax at your hotel, explore the various historical wonders in Vejer or simply watch the sunset from a plaza with a phenomenal glass of wine – the choice is yours.
Day 3
Discovering Spanish Fish
No cookery course is complete without a guided trip to a typical fish market. We set off on the very short journey to the fishing village of Barbateto visit a traditional tuna shop, followed by a trip to the El Mercado de Abastos. After diving into Spanish seafood history, we’ll select our fish for our evening fish and Paella feast. The scale and depth of Paella's history is astounding! And today, you’ll learn the art of making a traditional Paella. Through the use of typical flavors and ingredients you’ll learn how to make a show-stopping – and utterly authentic – meal.
andalucia seafood
Day 4
Free Day in Sunny Spain
relaxing in Andalucia
Use this day to bask in the sun, dip in the sea or simply explore the cobbled pedestrian streets in search of new Spanish flavors!
Day 5
It's All About Sherry Wine
Sherry is fortified (generoso) wine made from white grapes in the area surrounding Jerez de la Frontera in the region of Spain known as Andalucia. It also happens to be one of the oldest wine making areas in all of Spain. In the seaside towns of El Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez, we’ll tour a small family-run bodega to explore the history and culture of Sherry wine followed by an extensive Sherry tasting to highlight the various styles and flavors. Lunch will be paired with the wines for you to explore a gastronomical world few have the privilege to enjoy. After taking in the iconic town of Cadiz, we’ll head inland to Jerez to finish our tour with a visit to one of the most prestigious Sherry producers of VORS (Very, Old Rare Sherries). Not to be missed!
Sherry Wine Tasting
Day6
Roam the Flower Lined Streets of Cadiz
cadiz flowers
Cadiz looks quite Moorish in appearance and is intriguing with narrow cobbled streets opening onto small squares. The golden cupola of the cathedral looms high above long white houses and the whole place has a slightly dilapidated air. It just takes an hour to walk around the headlands where you can visit the entire old town and pass through some lovely lush parks with sweeping views of the bay. It’s quiet, picturesque and much of the reason why the Gaditanos (people of Cadiz) are known as the happiest in Spain – food, wine and music are equally powerful influencers! So today, we’ll indulge the food of Cadiz – visiting the market, some cultural sites and as many tapas bars as your stamina allows. Coffee and picatostes will be the final dish of the day before we head back to Vejer.
Day 7
Farewell Breakast
Farewell breakfast: It’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your hotel and have one last walk/extended photo opportunity around beautiful Vejer.
Andalucia Food

All of Catavino's arrangements were flawless. Never an issue or a delay. Their advice and side information was great. They provided me with tons of information upon arriving in Spain. They checked in often with email and a call. They were as advertised: awesome! I would have no hesitation to recommending Catavino in Spain and/or Portugal. Definitely a treasure!

Timothy and Beth Kastner

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