|from €6,300* per person||10 Days||May, October
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Paladar y Tomar
14 people max
A unique culinary trip to Spain, learning the authentic Spanish food with chef Katie Button. A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE LIMITED TO ONLY 14 LIFE EXPLORERS!
CÚRATE, THE TRIP takes you now to Spain through a tour of the life and work of Katie and her inseparable partner and husband Félix Meana, originally from Roses, the hometown of elBulli where both have been trained.
CÚRATE, THE TRIP is a unique journey to uncover first-hand the real Spain through the authentic Spanish food, living some of the most admired experiences from the North to the South.
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sherry wines Jerez de la Frontera
, tapas tour Sanlucar
, seville cooking class
, dali museum figueres
, Barcelona cooking class
, Seville cathedral
, jamon iberico aracena
, cava wines perelada
, wine tours barcelona, Spain, Spain (Barcelona), Spain (Sevilla), Granada, Cordoba, Jerez De La Frontera, Barbate, Roses, Europe
2 testimonials about this trip
Reviewer: José Andrés
As a Spanish chef in America, I am so jealous of this book. Nobody embraces Spain in the heart of America with more poetry, passion, and perfection than Katie. She and her husband Félix are family to me, and I feel great joy seeing how she has grown as a person and as a chef.
Reviewer: Dana Cowin
Katie Button is one the most inspiring young cooks who received the title of Best New Chef during my tenure as Editor in Chief at Food & Wine. I’m incredibly excited to now be able to replicate her fantastic Spanish-by-way-of-the-South food from this amazing new book.
3 testimonials about the provider, Paladar y Tomar:
Reviewer: Belinda Perree
We had the most amazing holiday. Paladar y Tomar listened carefully to our requests and arranged everything we wanted. Where they thought there was a better way to do things, they would suggest this and were always right! The result was a seamless trip of our dreams. We are very appreciative of all of our travel agency's efforts. Everything was beautifully arranged, from the wonderful guides who proudly showed us their special part of the world, the drivers who treated us beautifully and got us from A to B without a hitch, the gorgeous hotels in which we stayed to the amazing food that we were able to taste and appreciate. We couldn't have asked for more and would therefore recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a truly special visit to Spain.
Reviewer: Sameer Bhide
Good Morning Valeska
Hope you are doing well !
Thank You for making it possible for us to experience the Bull Farm. Our visit was awesome and everyone was wonderful on the Farm especially Jose Maria. He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot :) and gave us a great perspective on the world of bull fighting and Spanish culture in general ! Sorry we were not able to meet you in person this trip...maybe next time !
Thanks again and please send our regards to Jose Maria and the folks at the Bull Farm !
Reviewer: Bonnie Manion
The cooking class exceeded my expectations and was terrific! Your chef is wonderful, and her atelier unbelievable. My husband did join us, and watched, and then enjoyed lunch with us! I'll write something on facebook when I get home. Thanks again for everything--I am so pleased.
DAY 1, May 17 | BARCELONA (D)
Welcome to Spain! You will be privately transferred from the Barcelona airport to your hotel right in the heart of the city at the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Quarter) only a two-minute walk from La Pedrera by Gaudí. Relax and get ready for an afternoon private-guided tour of Modernism including a visit to Sagrada Familia. Welcome dinner at a renowned tavern to start sampling some of the best Catalan cuisine with an innovative twist.
DAY 2, May 18 | BARCELONA – ROSES (B, L, D)
Being early birds you’ll be rewarded with a fabulous breakfast at La Boqueria food market, before heading to Roses, one of the Most Beautiful Bays in The World. On the way you’ll stop at elBulli (undergoing important renovations for a new concept opening in 2018) and finally end by a stunning cove to enjoy one of the greatest paellas at a fishing shelter and made by a fisherman himself! Free time in the afternoon to relax or enjoy the spa before dinnertime at Rafa’s restaurant, one of Ferran Adrià’s favorite places.
DAY 3, May 19 | ROSES – FIGUERES – PERALADA – ROSES (B, L, D)
Following breakfast by the sea, morning transfer to Dali Museum in Figueres with a private guide, and then visit the stunning winery Castell de Perelada, making Dali’s preferred sparkling rosé and producing wine since Middle Ages. Enjoy a visit to the castle hosting a private museum, a magnificent library – one of the most important private libraries in Europe – and the winery. A wine tasting will be preceding an elegant lunch. After lunch, imagine taking a walk and at the same time discovering some of the best kept secrets of the famous Mediterranean cuisine! From ancient plants used by our ancestors to flowers used by the most awarded Michelin starred restaurants, today open your senses and let go!
DAY 4, May 20 | ROSES – CADAQUÉS – ROSES (B, L, D)
Early transfer to have breakfast on top of a vineyard at 300 m above the sea level in the middle of Cap de Creus Natural Park, where the Greeks brought the cultivation of olive trees and vineyards. Immerse yourself in true Catalan tradition with pà amb tomàquet, extra virgin olive oil and charcuterie, and try the fantastic fully-bodied wines shaken by the Tramuntana wind. Then, we’ll head to the charming Cadaqués and stroll around its meandering stoned narrow streets full of arts. Lunch at Compartir restaurant (owned and operated by three former chefs of elBulli) will delight your taste buds. Before driving back to the hotel if you want to capture the magic of the Cap de Creus, we’ll take you to its lighthouse, offering stunning views. Evening, traditional tapas style dinner in a typical local restaurant.
DAY 5, May 21 | ROSES – BARCELONA (B, D)
Morning transfer to Barcelona and check-in. Free time for lunch to enjoy as you please. In the afternoon a great Gothic Quarter hidden secrets private tour to discover a more relaxed, full of history, art, anecdotes, and, of course, secret Barcelona. Without leaving the Gothic district, you’ll find yourself in a singular space where Katie will lead the first cooking class in a comfortable and state-of-the-art private kitchen.
DAY 6, May 22 | BARCELONA – EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARÍA (B, L, D)
Early morning transfer from the hotel to Barcelona airport to take a flight to Seville. Upon arrival, be directly transferred to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a remote seaside town, immersed in wine aromas and marine fragrance, caressed by west winds and protected by the biggest natural park in Europe: Doñana Park. Enjoy a memorable tapas tour in the real way! Afternoon hotel check-in at El Puerto de Santa María. Free afternoon for relax and spa-time. Dinner at restaurant El Faro de El Puerto, a degustation menu by chef Fernando Córdoba will be served.
DAY 7, May 23 | EL PUERTO DE STA. MARIA – BARBATE – EL PUERTO DE STA. MARIA (B, L, D)
Today is Tuna Experience day! Embark with us on a unique journey to discover all the secrets of the blue fin tuna and the ancient fishing tradition known as Almadraba, a fishing method on the Iberian Peninsula that dates back to a time of Phoenician rule over 3,000 years ago. Then enjoy the most amazing tuna degustation menu ever at El Campero! Today, gala dinner at the impressive sherry winery Lustau in Jerez de la Frontera, after a full tasting of sherry wines at one of the most beautiful wine cathedrals.
DAY 8, May 24 | EL PUERTO DE STA. MARIA – SEVILLE (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, private transfer to Seville. Check-in at the palace five star hotel Palacio de Villapanés. Be taken to Triana food market for a short walk before heading to today’s private kitchen for the second cooking show by Katie, while overlooking Seville’s Cathedral. After lunch, a charming walking tour will take you into the Cathedral and the Royal Palace (Reales Alcázares) guided by the best official site interpreter. Free time. Dinner tonight will be at one of the most traditional restaurants in Seville!
DAY 9, May 25 | SEVILLE – JABUGO – SEVILLE (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, today you’ll head to Jabugo, in Sierra de Aracena Natural Park and Picos de Aroche, a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve. For the very first time, Cinco Jotas opens its doors so the public and you will see first-hand the secrets of one of Spain’s gastronomic icons. You will discover the artisanal process that has been applied for over 130 years and of course, sample the most prized ham and understand what they call the art of well-being. Traditional countryside lunch. Tonight, farewell dinner at one of the best Spanish fish restaurants, Tribeca, to leave Spain richer and more refreshed than when you arrived.
DAY 10, May 26 | SEVILLE, END OF JOURNEY AND DEPARTURE (B)
Following breakfast, a private transfer to Seville airport at your appointed time or continue your journey if you decide to extend your trip.
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