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The Al-Andalus epicurean journey throughout Andalusia

The Al-Andalus epicurean journey throughout Andausia

Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Ronda and Malaga. Immerse yourself in magic and seduction; exoticism and greatness. the Muslim empire occupied Spain for over 800 years making one of the most cultural significant impacts and shaping the culinary habits in Spain. The new Islamic state in the Peninsula was named Al-Andalus.

Not only eggplant, spinach, sugar cane, rice, apricots and citrics among other products were introduced by the Arabs in the Iberian Peninsula, but also the introduction of irrigation ditches, cisterns and draining systems contributed to expand the existing olive growing. Marinating technique for food preserving and the alcohol distillation were also valuable contributions.

The gastronomic expression of the Islamic civilization is a major indicator of the economical and cultural development of the Arabs who became the artistic, scientific and intellectual elite. They developed the most refined dining experiences up to unimaginable limits and considered gastronomy a successful means of restoring and preserving health at all levels. Arabs upgraded gastronomy to a philosophical and human level. Delight and pleasure while eating were sacred and condiments and spices became essential: saffron, peppermint, cumin, lavender, cardamom, caraway, oregano, ginger, pepper, coriander, clove, nutmeg and so on. Honey and almonds, bread and meal; savor this ancient but fully alive culture while you admire traces of magnificence and unimaginable sceneries. Embark on a hedonist escape across Andalusia.

 

Highlights:

  • A P&T exclusive itinerary crafted by experts native locals fruit of an intensive R&D
  • We go the extra mile to offer the most authentic experiences
  • One-of-a-kind cultural visits and workshops
  • Dive into local cuisine, local wines and local traditions (tapas, tabancos, tabernas)
  • Learn the basics about Moorish heritage culture in Andalusia
  • Restaurant Noor by Paco Morales, the first and unique focused on Al-Andalus cuisine – part of Bullipedia team –
  • 1-Michelin-starred restaurant El Choco by Kisko García
  • 2-Michelin-starred restaurant José Carlos García by José Carlos García
  • Totally private tour exclusive for you and your party.
  • Private transfers