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ABOUT OUR HOTELS DURING YOUR SPAIN CULINARY VACATIONS

Gourmet Catalonia Tour:

The Hotel: Between Girona and the Costa Brava, this little paradise will blow your mind away.
Its owner Jaume is always around, taking care of his garden, or recently his vineyard, very proud of his wine.
He has dedicated 25 years restauring these old stones transforming them into a very personal home.
This is how you will feel here: at home.

The rooms: This medieval stone group of houses has been restaured into 8 suites and three rooms.
Each suite is different, and has its own caracter and atmosphere.
They all include A/C, TV, mini-bar, personnalised antic furniture, and unique bathrooms.

The restaurant: This hotel has a magnificent restaurant in which kitchen our chef Vicent will teach you local recepies.
He speaks fluent English as he was living in Australia as a kid for a few years.
His restaurant is a reference in the culinary world were famous chefs come and get inspired by Vicent’s new recepies.
His wife Monica, our sommelier, will be in charge of the selection of the wines that will come with your welcome dinner, your two meals after the cooking classes and your surprise dinner. She will be happy to inform you about Emporda D.O. wines, as she is a specialist in this area.

The bar: There is also a lovely bar where you can have one of Vicent’s specialities: gin and tonic. Young chefs of this area reunite and experiment around gin and tonic.
He has 21 different gins and many tonics, but a unique way to assamble them.

The Buffet breakfast: Enjoy a robust breakfast buffet each morning either in the dining room or on the terraces of the gardens before we head out for a day of fun excursions. The buffet breakfast features all of the traditional Catalan goodies, fresh fruit juices, seasonal fruits, yoghurts, a variety of cereals to choose from, PLUS a selection of French cheeses and meats, both scrambled and soft-boiled eggs, and hot beverages such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The spectacular gardens serve as a tranquil place to enjoy an afternoon glass of wine, read a book or simply admire the colorful gardens and view of the lanscape while lying on a lounge chair under an aged old tree breathing in the scents of Catalan flowers. Or, enjoy the swimming pool to refresh yourself after a day out and about discovering Catalonia during our group activities and excursions.

 

 

Barcelona and Girona Tour

The Hotel: In the heart of Barcelona, 10 min. from the Gothic Quarter and five minutes from all major Gaudi buildings, in a quiet area aside from the main avenues you will find our Hotel. It is new, modernly furnished, very clean and central. Barcelona has become very popular and it is not easy to find a hotel that will keep his services and attention to their clients. We have been working with this hotel for a few years now, and never had complaints about it. We know the stuff well and they always make a great effort with our clients.

The rooms: All newly restaured, comfortable with all the amenities.
They all have A/C, Telephone, TV, mini-bar, modern furniture, marble bathrooms.

Barcelona: It is a major cultural center with a fascinating history. The modern Barcelona of today, including the bustling sea port, was rejuvenated for the 1992 Olympic Games, improving roads and tourist facilities. It is the city’s dichotomy between the old and the new, between the Gothic style and the modernist that make it so charming. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. The people are immensely proud of their Catalonian culture, and the Catalan language has enjoyed special status since 1979. Although

The center of the city is the Placa de Catalunya (Catalonian Square) where the old and the modern meet. You will definitely want to stroll down Las Ramblas, one of the most famous promenades in Europe. Stretching from the waterfront to Placa de Catalunya, Las Ramblas is a tree-lined series of boulevards complete with artists, street performers, and sidewalk cafes. Barcelona’s most famous market, La Boqueria, is located on Las Ramblas, but we will show you other offthebeatenpath markets.

The Gothic Quarter is the older part of the city, and it is mainly a pedestrian area. The buildings here date from the 13th century and are truly medieval in style. We will visit the Gothic Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia. Built between 1298 and 1454, the highlights in this traditional church are the incredibly carved choir stalls, the 700-year-old organ, and the 500-year-old stained glass windows. The cathedral is home to 13 white geese, which during Roman times were used as security guards.
Barcelona’s most distinctive landmark is Antonio Gaudi’s Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family). Begun in 1882, this truly awe inspiring cathedral was far from finished when Gaudi died in 1926. In fact, the cathedral is still not finished and probably will not be completed for at least 30 years. The church was built in the form of a Latin cross, and it has three great facades: the Nativity on the East, the Passion on the West, and the Glory on the South. Currently, the Glory Façade is under construction. In 2010, Pope Benedict dedicated the church, opening it for permanent worship.
I am sure that you will be amazed by the culinary Barcelona tour that we have prepared for you.

The restaurant:
For this tour we use the same chef, restaurant and hotel as for our Gourmet Catalonia Tour, but for the three last nights. This hotel has a magnificent restaurant in which kitchen our chef Vicent will teach you local recepies.
He speaks fluent English as he was living in Australia as a kid for a few years.
His restaurant is a reference in the culinary world were famous chefs come and get inspired by Vicent’s new recepies.
His wife Monica, our sommelier, will be in charge of the selection of the wines that will come with your welcome dinner, your two meals after the cooking classes and your surprise dinner. She will be happy to inform you about Emporda D.O. wines, as she is a specialist in this area.

The bar: There is also a lovely bar where you can have one of Vicent’s specialities: gin and tonic. Young chefs of this area reunite and experiment around gin and tonic.
He has 21 different gins and many tonics, but a unique way to assamble them.

The Buffet breakfast: Enjoy a robust breakfast buffet each morning either in the dining room or on the terraces of the gardens before we head out for a day of fun excursions. The buffet breakfast features all of the traditional Catalan goodies, fresh fruit juices, seasonal fruits, yoghurts, a variety of cereals to choose from, PLUS a selection of French cheeses and meats, both scrambled and soft-boiled eggs, and hot beverages such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The spectacular gardens serve as a tranquil place to enjoy an afternoon glass of wine, read a book or simply admire the colorful gardens and view of the lanscape while lying on a lounge chair under an aged old tree breathing in the scents of Catalan flowers. Or, enjoy the swimming pool to refresh yourself after a day out and about discovering Catalonia during our group activities and excursions.

Emporda Wine Tour

The Hotel: Very close to Girona, in the beautiful countryside of the Emporda area, we find this lovely stone house Hotel. Very well restaured, in a farming area, here you will feel at home. Most of our visits will be very close.

The rooms: As it is an old restaured house, each room as its own charm, most of them have kept apparent stone walls and have new modern bathrooms.
They all include A/C, TV, wifi connection, personnalised antic furniture, and unique bathrooms with hidromassage.

The Buffet breakfast: Enjoy a robust breakfast buffet each morning in the dining room before we head out for a day of fun excursions. The buffet breakfast features all of the traditional Catalan goodies, fresh fruit juices, seasonal fruits, yoghurts, a variety of cereals to choose from, PLUS a selection of cheeses and meats, and hot beverages such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The spectacular gardens serve as a tranquil place to enjoy an afternoon glass of wine, read a book or simply admire the colorful gardens and view of the lanscape while lying on a lounge chair under an aged old tree breathing in the scents of Catalan flowers.