trends in gastronomy and wine. You will meet winemakers and chefs, and discover what makes them unique in Spanish gastronomy... in Spain. Tasting/lunch at winery. Walking tour of charming medieval village.
Tapas dinner and walkabout in Logroño..., in Catalonia, the Rioja wine region, and San Sebastián in the Basque Country. Discover leading women making their marks and setting.... One of the top professional culinary guides in Spain will lead you on a discovery of Catalan, Riojan and Basque cuisine... and wine created by Spain’s leading women.
Arrive Barcelona. Free Morning to rest. Afternoon... walking tour of the Barrio Gotico and the Mercado de la Boqueria. This evening meet for drinks at your hotel roof bar before... txakoli wine (the local heritage variety hondarrabi zuri). Later on the coast of Vizcaya we will have lunch with a young woman....
Architectural tour of wineries en La Rioja Alavesa before crossing the Ebro river to visit an emblematic family... of the 21st century. Late lunch at Echaurren where Chef Marisa Sanchez (Spanish nacional prizewinner in Gastronomy) and her son...
Transfer to San Sebastián after morning winery visit. Free time in the early afternoon for lunch. Afternoon walking tour.... Chef and Sommelier Lourdes Redondo will show us her family’s award winning wine celler before a tradicional Basque dinner... for processing.
Guided visit to newly opened Balenciaga Museum in Getaria.
Evening Pintxos Tour in San Sebastián.
A market visit and cooking class in SevilleTasting the best Sherry and Seafood... to Cook, Seville Style!
We get our culinary adventure off to a fast start by joining our chef/instructor for a morning trip... chapel of an old convent in Zafra
Day 1 Depart USA
This evening we board our overnight flight to Seville to begin our... exploration in search of the Iberico Ham.
Day 2 Arrival in Seville
Welcome to Seville. This is a city steeped in romance... on an operatic scale: Carmen was set here as was Don Giovanni and not one, but two, Barber of Seville operas by two composers... (Rossini and Paisiello). Our driver will be waiting for our arrival and will take us on an orientation tour of the city before... on personalized attention, we learn the skills, ingredients and techniques needed to create the cuisine of Seville. After completion... producing Sherry but less visited by tourists than its sister city, Jerez. While it is a similar distance from Seville as Jerez... for maturation. Here we will get a tutored tasting so that we will begin to know the various types of Sherry. After the tasting we...