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CÚRATE TRIPS

by Katie Button & Félix Meana
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INTO THE SPANISH CULINARY SCENE

2018 NEW TRIPS

From America to Spain, learning
authentic Spanish food



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CÚRATE TRIPS, BASED ON A TRUE STORY

 

 CÚRATE Trips brings to you peerless access to explore Spain through some of the world’s most acclaimed food and wine experiences curated by Katie Button and Felix Meana to get to the very essence of the real Spain.

 

Personally guided by Félix – one of the most influential people in the Spanish food scene – we uncover first-hand the real Spain through the authentic Spanish food, living some of the most fascinating experiences accessible to a very few. Get priceless insider access, connections, and a tantalizing insight into the culinary essence of the country.

 

CÚRATE not only brings Spanish cuisine to Asheville, NC in the United States, but invites you to accompany them across Spain to get the real feel of the authentic Spain in a collection of sui generis 10-day trips. Learn more about CÚRATE here.

 

 

 

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CÚRATE Trips 2018

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KATIE & FÉLIX



KATIE BUTTON
The Chef
Chef Katie Button was born in the South, raised in the North, and educated in Europe. Now, she has returned to her roots as chef and owner of two unique restaurant concepts in Asheville, North Carolina: Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell. Chef Button was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Rising Star Chef award from 2012-2014 and was a finalist in 2014, and also received a nomination for Best Chef Southeast in 2015. Chef Button was one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2015.
FÉLIX MEANA
The native
Originally from Roses, a small town on the Costa Brava in Catalunya, Spain, Felix Meana jumped in to the deep end of the hospitality industry at 19. Felix spent 5 years at elBulli before moving to America as service director for The Bazaar by José Andrés in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. While working with Andrés, he met his wife Chef Katie Button and in 2010, Meana and Button founded the Heirloom Hospitality Group with Button’s parents and opened the awarded Catalonian-style tapas bar, Cúrate.
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WHERE WE GO

BARCELONA
BARCELONA One of the most desired cities of the Med, Barcelona adds to its perennial pleasures – a dazzling architecture, an admirable setting and a kaleidoscopic cultural scene – a rich and internationally admired cuisine. CÚRATE has deep connections with Barcelona and we want to share some with you.
MADRID
MADRID CÚRATE invites you to explore this bustling and beguiling capital whose gastronomic scene is the envy of many! Its singular bar and restaurant culture has made from Madrid one of the most engaging, eclectic and exciting places to eat in Europe. From first-rate tapas, experimental fine dining and serious seafood, to the most rooted dishes which can still be savored at century-old establishments. A hearty fried squid sandwich will awaken your taste buds!
SEVILLE
SEVILLE A city with heightened emotion – or duende – vibrant and seductive, Sevilla’s palm-filled gardens and rich Mudéjar-style palaces are full of secrets. And its foodie scene is inevitably associated with the word “tapa”; those small portions, mostly paired with a beer or a glass of wine whose intention is to be shared in conviviality. So lets’t practice the healthy habit of “tapear” at its best.
ROSES
ROSES Roses, at a mere two hours north of Barcelona, has been at the heart of the world culinary rebellion with Ferràn Adrià being arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Not to mention the fact that Félix is originally from Roses and Katie did one of her most crucial internships at elBulli. Join us to uncover the best kept secrets!
BURGOS
BURGOS Burgos evokes medieval knights and princesses, and its Cathedral – declared World Heritage – stands out over the forest of Gothic church towers. Culinary speaking the local traditional “lechazo” or suckling lamb - this is something of an institution – coexists harmoniously with a new group of talented chefs and a dynamic dining scene we are ready to soak up.

EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA On the banks of the Guadalete river, El Puerto de Santa María is known as The City of 100 Palaces. This seaside town is an elegant place of faded grandeur now being revived. The fishing port with its strategic situation next to salt marshes and infinite beaches set a glourious past and today makes a fascinating point of departure to explore the astonishing region of Cadiz: home of some of the best world wines, natural passage of the best blue fin tuna and cradle of flamenco.
EL BIERZO
EL BIERZO You might have never heard of Bierzo, but word is getting around and if you get the opportunity to taste a good one, which is unusually captivativating, you can't help but remember it. Some call it “The Spanish Burgandy” and The Best World Winemaker has built up his success precisely here. Will you miss it?
SALAMANCA
SALAMANCA Salamanca’s cathedrals and churches rise up suddenly on the other side of the Tormes River, The old city remains much as it was in the 18th century and nothing seems to alter the rhythm of this ancient ville. The city’s pride is the University of Salamanca founded in 1218, it is said to be the third oldest university in Europe after Oxford and Bologna. Very close some of the best jamón ibérico is being cured under the appellation of “Guijuelo”.
CÚRATE DESTINATIONS

Spain

While in Asheville CÚRATE brings to you daily the Spanish flavors, these journeys represent the exaltation of Spain, one of the countries with the most memorable food and cheerful lifestyle. At the core of these adventures are the tenets of authenticity, exclusivity and personal enrichment brought all together by a team of passionate experts and the priceless company of Félix Meana an Katie Button.

We invite you to soak up the local culture through food and wine,  and learn how the heritage, handed down through the food on each plate, signified what every specific region, from North to South, from East to West, has become today.

Katie Button and Félix Meana, with the inestimable support of the local travel company Paladar y Tomar, take you to their secret gems in these spectacular 10-day distinctive journeys collection.

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What they say about us?


We have traveled a great deal all over the world and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken!
- C. K. -
Sonya and I are still basking in the light of what was an utterly spectacular experience in Spain and we are missing our new friends – meals seem so lonely since we got back ☺ (and the food we usually eat doesn’t taste good anymore!).
- J. J. -
Thank you for the incredible trip!
What fun memories we made. It was a pleasure getting to know you all.

What a fabulous way
to be introduced to Spain . . . They are about to share the Trip of a Lifetime. Everything was wonderful!!!

- C. B. -
This was an absolutely spectacular trip but the personal attention by Katie and Felix, and by Valeska and Fernando really made it special. I felt like we were getting to experience Spain in a way you just couldn't (at any price) without people who loved the country guiding us by the hand.
- Anonymous -
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ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS






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T. +34 93-220-1723

Calls From The US
T. +1 (646) 934-6676
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We are 6 hours ahead of New York
We are 9 hours ahead of California