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LUXURY COOKING HOLIDAYS IN MALAGA

THE MOST AUTHENTIC SPANISH COOKERY EXPERIENCE

2017 September 9 - 16

A signature culinary journey by the joint venture
Paladar y Tomar + Cortijo El Carligto


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HANDCRAFTED CULINARY HOLIDAYS

Through a handcrafted, hands-on itinerary harmonized with your group, we will guide your senses through Andalucía’s rich local produce, offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the passionate world of Spanish cuisine under the expert purview of El Carligto’s illustrious resident chefs and Paladar y Tomar’s tour directors.

Like a piece of locally-sourced toasted bread rubbed with aromatic garlic, drizzled generously in ribbons of silky olive oil and topped with meaty, freshly sliced tomatoes and a succulent melt-in-your-mouth jamón, envelop yourself in the distinctive textures and tastes of this incomparable gastronomy.

Embark in the most luxury cooking holidays in Malaga. The purity of the landscape’s cuisine along with its breathtaking natural surroundings, exceptional wine varieties, and luxurious tranquility of your traditional hilltop accommodation create a getaway unparalleled in value and authenticity. With El Carligto’s one-of-a-kind cooking holidays crafted by Paladar y Tomar, you will learn much more than how to cook Spanish-style; you will learn a way of life and understand a culture deeply rooted in its thriving gastronomy…

…leaving richer and more refreshed than when you arrived.

PALADAR Y TOMAR WORKS TO EARN THE DEVOTION OF EPICUREAN TRAVELERS

COOKERY PROGRAM

This Paladar y Tomar Cookery Program aims to provide authentic Spanish resident cooking vacations, through enjoyable and comprehensive lessons under the expert purview of a Chef Residente and illustrious local cooks. The full board program contains 4 hands-on cooking classes and local producers visits all along with the valuable insight only a local can give , leaving you well versed in many foundations and techniques of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine and culture.



DAY 1 | ARRIVAL AT EL CARLIGTO

Enjoy a relaxed arrival to El Carligto followed by a master class in Jamón Ibérico carving with a Maestro Cortador de Jamón, learning all of the attributes of this succulent delicacy. After, a welcome dinner is your perfect excuse to get comfortable in your new Spanish home.

DAY 2 | EL CARLIGTO

Fresh poolside breakfast, followed by a late-morning cooking class: “Paella & Fideuà” with Chef Residente David Palacios. Taste the fruits of your labor along with locally-sourced aperitifs with the chef. In the afternoon, a complete wine tasting to experience the range of depth and intensity of “Spanish Reds.” Help chef David prepare a light dinner of tapas in the evening accompanied by a premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting.

DAY 3 | ANTEQUERA

Morning transfer to Casabermeja for the “Molino del Hortelano” olive oil mill. Enjoy a “Molinero style” breakfast at the mill, followed by a visit of the property and a private tasting. Private transfer to “Finca la Torre,” where the World’s Greatest Olive Oil is produced – see the grounds, their process, and enjoy an exclusive tasting. Transfer to Antequera, where you will visit Restaurante Arte de Cozina for a traditional lunch. After free time in the afternoon, a truly “indigenous” cooking class at El Carligto matches sherry wines with the best of local produce.

DAY 4 | MÁLAGA

Following breakfast, a private transfer to Málaga’s Atarazanas Market. Immerse yourself in true Spanish lifestyle with chef Abraham Garrote and a wine tasting in the city’s oldest tavern: Antigua Casa de Guardia. A private tour of the Alcazaba and the city center, followed by a tapas-style lunch at Restaurante El Refectorium de la Catedral will show you the most of Málaga. Return to El Carligto for a “Spanish Whites” wine tasting and a light dinner prepared by chef David.

DAY 5 | EL CARLIGTO

Enjoy a tranquil morning at El Carligto followed by an in-depth “Fish & Shellfish” cooking class with chef Abraham, along with lunch. This evening, delight in an effervescent tasting of “Spanish bubbles” followed by a wine-paired dinner and interactive Spanish cheese session.

DAY 6 | CÓRDOBA

Early breakfast at the Cortijo followed by a private transfer to Córdoba, including a guided tour of the Mezquita de Córdoba and Tabernas de Córdoba route during the afternoon. Transfer back to El Carligto, where the evening will be enjoyed with local craft beers and a light tapas-style dinner.

DAY 7 | WINERIES

Following breakfast, a transfer to Sedella Vinos winery for a tour and a private tasting of their award-winning wines. In the afternoon, a transfer to Canillas de Aceituno to enjoy a private tour and lunch at La Sociedad to enjoy famed local goat delicacies. After some downtime, celebrate your new skills and knowledge with a farewell dinner at El Carligto to the tune of Spanish flamenco guitar.

DAY 8 | END OF JOURNEY AND DEPARTURE

Following breakfast, a private transfer back to the airport at your appointed time.

PRICE & DATES

 

Date: September 9 – 16, 2017

Price: From 5.700 € per person  (on double occupancy basis, full board, all taxes included). Contact us to see room categories and request the full program.

– Groupe size: 10 exclusive places

 

Customized dates and prices upon request for smaller parties of minimum 6.

 

BOOKING INFORMATION:

 

– At the time of reservation: 25% of journey cost per person

– 90 day before departure: Balance due

 

– Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard)

 

See Small Groups Booking Terms & Conditions

 

 

EXTENSIONS:

 

If you are interested in a pre or post extension trip arrangement, contact us, we propose:

 

  • A 2 nights/4 days extension in Málaga
  • A 4 nights/5 days extension in Córdoba, Granada and Seville

 

Contact us for extra arrangements

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THE CHEFS



DAVID PALACIOS
Chef residente
Young, creative and effusively enthusiastic about food, David Palacios renounced a career as a commercial airline pilot to pursue his culinary passions. He has gained accolades for his work from The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure and CNN.com, among others. From poolside paella master classes to four to eight course gourmet tasting menus, David will always provide classy and delicious meals. David speaks English, Spanish, and Dutch.
ABRAHAM GARROTE
Chef invitado
Able to transform any cut of fish into a spectacular gastronomic creation through his masterful hands, new seasoning techniques and thorough culinary research, entrepreneur Abraham Garrote is a monarch of Andalucian cuisine. With a passion for seafood and a great fondness for spearfishing, Garrote is a masterful chef but also a lively and approachable teacher, explaining his processes and creating a more complete dining experience for anyone under his purview.
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FARM-TO-TABLE

 

El Carligto’s exclusive rural positioning and dedication to preparing dishes using only the best ingredients ensures that there will be plenty of fresh local vegetation and produce to create the perfect base for your culinary fancies. Drizzle your expectations in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), rub them in fresh-cracked pepper, sprinkle them with sea salt and roast them in your state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, as the absolute freshness and simple elegance of El Carligto’s culinary prowess lies on an entirely different level.

 

VINEYARDS
VINEYARDS With the hillside altitude, fresh Mediterranean breeze, and undisturbed earth teeming with nutrients, it is not surprising that some of the best wines in Spain come from this region. Local grape varieties like Moscatel and Romé – an almost extinct vine indigenous to Málaga – produce an extensive range from crisp and dry to sweet and creamy.
THE GARDENS
THE GARDENS Lined with palm trees, aromatic lavenders, succulent aloe plants and lush agave, the property’s grounds abound with indigenous flora.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL With the perfect combination of dry, sunny weather and unrushed local producers, here you will enjoy EVOO in its most pure form: rich as much in culture as it is in flavor.
ALMONDS
ALMONDS In the small town of Alfarnate in Málaga, you can try them at their ultimate best: perfectly natural, toasted with just a touch of salt. A delicious goldmine of healthy fats and protein, discover all the ways almonds contribute to our Mediterranean cuisine.
THE SEA
THE SEA Dig into a freshly barbequed espeto at a beachside chiringuito and taste the thousands of years of seaside fishing tradition that single out the region’s gastronomy.
FARM CHEESES
FARM CHEESES Málaga’s valleys and mountain ranges house the goats that produce its mouth-watering farm cheeses, with each town adjusting its technique to individual peculiarities and customs.
CANE HONEY
CANE HONEY Although largely unknown, Málaga produces some of the best sugar cane honey worldwide. In fact, the only factory in Europe that produces the golden sweetener traditionally and without any additives can be found in nearby Frigiliana.
PINE FOREST
PINE FOREST In an effort to repopulate the area’s indigenous pine forests to their historic density and through their ecological entrepreneurial vision, El Carligto plants a pine tree in honor and memory of each party that stays at the cortijo.
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CORTIJO EL CARLIGTO

Built on the site of a traditional farmhouse, the Cortijo’s gorgeous authenticity comes complete with modern amenities, like the outdoor pool areas where you can take shade with a massage under the branches of a lofty Eucalyptus tree or its outdoor kitchens perfect for al-fresco degustations with ingredients from a painstakingly maintained herb garden. These delights juxtapose Andalucia’s nature and traditions in absolute sophistication.

We strive to win the hearts and minds of explorers through our adherence to our core principles in everything we do.
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You will learn much more than how to cook Spanish-style...

... you will learn a way of life and understand a culture deeply rooted in its thriving gastronomy

CAPACITY & AMENITIES

 

Total capacity 10    Total capacity 5    Total capacity 5    Total capacity 2

 

THE PROPERTY: Complete with spacious reception rooms, double bedrooms and fireplaces, each property houses private indoor and outdoor lounges, kitchens, terraces and expansive gardens. A courtyard and infinity pool lend an air of luxurious relaxation to the properties, with an interior floor space of over 300 m2.

 

THE CORTIJO: El Carligto houses two en-suite rooms and The Hunting Lodge, in a more modern style, enjoys three en-suite rooms. A party of up to ten can revel in the entire hilltop estate between the two houses, separated by mature gardens and more than 100 m of distance.

 

AMENITIES: 24-hour concierge service, two outdoor pools, latest audio and video technology, stocked library/reading room, drawing room, panoramic vineyard vistas, secluded gardens of varying formality, two fully-equipped kitchens, tandoori oven, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, energy-saving solar panels, underfloor heating and outdoor shower.

 

 

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Destination

AXARQUIA, MALAGA

A balmy and luxurious landscape steeped in antiquity, the undisturbed Axarquía of Andalucía is an idyllic destination for relaxation in perfect harmony with nature. With more than 300 days of sunshine illuminating sparse, whitewashed houses on Velez’s sloping hillsides, it will leave any visitor inspired. While here, you are within reach of some of the greatest gems of Spain; all the while overlooking sparkling Mediterranean waters almost 2,500 feet below.

ALTITUDE 800m
SUNLIGHT 300 DAYS/YEAR
AVG. TEMPERATURE 28ºC
HUMIDITY 68%
DISTANCE TO THE SEA 27 km
TIME TO SKI RESORT 2 hours
NEAREST AIRPORT MÁLAGA
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DREAM WHEREABOUTS

what to do, what to see

CÓRDOBA

An important Roman city and Islamic cultural center in the Middle Ages where many different cultures lived in complete harmony, Córdoba is a delight to explore, and a visit to world-famous La Mezquita should be at the top of any traveler’s bucket list. With its    intruiging taverns, the city is a foodie mecca: travel through time  with the many dishes that make up the fabric of Córdoba.

SEDELLA

A village far above sea level and with a great appreciation of the outdoors, a visit to Sedella is done absolutely right with a hike or bike through the Sierra de Tejeda mountain range, studded with blooming almond trees, and a visit to the Arab-influenced town centre for some traditional roscos al horno and a glass of homemade red wine.

MÁLAGA

Rapidly emerging as a counterpart to Madrid and Barcelona in terms of arts and fine dining, Málaga is becoming known as Andalucía’s new cultural hub. Tastefully restored historic streets studded with bars and restaurants ranging from traditional to contemporary-chic, this is definitely the place to go to try some local moscatel with a bright, fresh seafood dish.

ANTEQUERA

With its karst landscape and extremely fertile lowland (“Vega”) offsetting almost 5,000 years of varied rule, the “heart of Andalucía” is a largely undiscovered must-see for all travelers in the region. Antequera hosts a magnificent Monument Complex with over 50 civil and religious historic sites dating back to the Bronze Ages and a cheerful city center boasting a beautifully restored Spanish-baroque style. In 2016 the dolmens of Antequera were declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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What they say about us?


The bespoke food and wine tour company Paladar y Tomar organizes unforgettable events across Spain, and one of the most immersive and impressive is this eight-day retreat to Andalucía.
- FORBES Lifestyle -
Since welcoming singer George Michael as the first guest in 2009, private rental estate Cortijo El Carligto has steadily expanded its in-house service offerings and A-list appeal to emerge as the premiere “gastro-villa” in Andalucia.
- Luxury Travel Magazine -
Culinary trips to excite your palate... expect innovative dishes
- Travel + Leisure -
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