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(Options: Three Day Intensive Cookery Courses, Customized Itineraries and Activities, Longer Stays)
Available March to October


Day One


Arrival in afternoon from Barcelona via Delta Ebro or Monasterio de Poblet and Priorat wine area.  (Pick up optional)


After settling in and a rest : Cookery class 1: Introduction to principles of Mediterranean cuisine followed by a practical and participative ham cutting demonstration accompanied with local wines.


Welcome dinner


Day Two


Morning Walk to Ráfales. Visit to Olive Oil Museum there with all the presses through the ages, followed by a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant with Aragonese specialities.


Afternoon: Cookery class I based on culture of olive - to include explanation of different varieties, harvesting, preparation of eating olives and explanation of different types of pressing oil preparation of dishes – tapenade, plus other dishes with olive oil.




Day Three


Morning : Guided tour of gothic castle and medieval village of Valderrobres followed by visit to local winery


Lunch in Restaurante Matarranya, in the medieval village of La Fresneda


Afternoon Cookery Class II: Rice cookery "Mar y Montana" We shall show the subtlety and variety of rice cookery (there is no such generic thing as paella). The class will learn about the different types of rice and their applications for different dishes (Delta Ebro) Rice with artichokes, wild mushrooms and quails. Rice with sea food.


Dinner will be accompanied with a maridage of wines commented by oenologist


Day Four


Departure after breakfast




Other options to substitute or extend programme:


Excursion to gather aromatic plants and herbs in the area followed by a class on practical application of these plants in dishes, and in herbal remedies traditions still maintained in the area.


4 x 4 excursion with picnic into the spectacular mountain range called Puertos de Beceite which separate us from the Mediterranean coast. Possibility of seeing Spanish Ibex, golden eagles, extraordinary variety of flora


Visit to Picasso museum in village of Horta de San Juan and splendid Convent del Salvador across the valley.


Visit to vulture observatory


Excursion to Ebro Delta to visit oyster and mussel beds, rice growing fields and Tortosa market.


Afternoon class devoted to fish and shellfish cookery.


Group Size:


Minimum persons; Maximum persons






Closest Airport: Barcelona

Closest Train Station: Tortosa






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