Join Chef & Mediterranean Food Expert, Isabel Sanchez, and her hand chosen award-winning chefs on an intimate cooking holiday into the heartland of Spanish regional cuisine for a gastronomic tour for the ages.
Immerse yourself in the fantastic flavors and mouth-watering smells of regional Spain while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings from your luxurious accommodation.
Madrid is considered Spain's melting pot; recipes & influences from across the country have entered its kitchen. From your luxury hotel, find out why Madrid is renowned for its art, nightlife and warmth.
The "City that Never Sleeps", Madrid, will be the focus of your decadent journey into the mystery of Madrileñan cooking.
This intense and comprehensive hands-on culinary tour will provide a snapshot into Madrid’s cuisine along with the hallmarks of Spanish cuisine.
Day 1: Madrid
Check in, then meet the rest of the group mid-afternoon to go for a walking tour of old Madrid. Do some shopping (or enjoy a siesta) before you meet again for dinner! Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (D);
Day 2: Madrid
Breakfast. Fieldtrip to Merca Madrid, the 2nd biggest fish market in the world! Head back to enjoy the first cooking lesson. A four-course meal with wine accompaniments follows. Rest, then meet again for a typical “tapeo” (night of tapas) in Madrid’s local haunts. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B), (L), (D);
Day 3: Madrid
Wake up to a delicious typical breakfast of “churros con chocolate” the typical breakfast pastry dipped in cup of steaming hot chocolate. Then head out to enjoy your second cooking lesson. A four-course meal with aperitif, wine and sweet wine accompaniments follows. You will end at about 5 PM for the day. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 4: Madrid
Breakfast. Start with a tour of “Museo del Jamon” and tasting of the various types of Jamon Serrano (if you enjoy Italy's prosciutto you'll love Spain's jamon serrano!). Then enjoy your third cooking lesson. A four-course meal with aperitif, wine and sweet wine accompaniments follows.
You will end at about 5 PM for the day. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 5: Madrid - Segovia –Madrid
Breakfast. Visit the the nearby town of Segovia the two-thousand year old city with a majestic aqueduct for today's lesson. Typical dishes of cochinillo (roast suckling pig) and cordero asado (roasted lamb) cooked in wood ovens until crisp & tender will be learnt & savored! Stroll around the beautiful town with its splendid example of Romanesque art & gothic cathedrals dating as far back as the 12th century. Return to Madrid & end at 8PM for the day. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B), (L);
Day 6: Madrid - Aranjuez - Chinchon – Madrid
Breakfast. First we're off to the Royal site of Aranjuez to taste its famous strawberries and asparagus. Then visit the oldest bodega of the regional liqueur, Chinchon, and a meal in the famous Meson Cuevas del Vino (wine caves) still in its original 350 year old building.
Return to Madrid for an afternoon break followed by a meal at an exclusive restaurant with certificates for the successful passing of course participants. The night ends with a beautiful drive around Madrid at nighttime. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B), (L), (D);
Day 7: Madrid
Breakfast. Check-out. Independent departure arrangements. Includes: (B).
When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. An initial deposit of € 450 Euros at the time of booking. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice
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