Savor a variety of authentic Andalusian dishes, starting with hot chocolate and churros and ending with a five-course meal that you will enjoy with a local family at their home.
After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a picturesque drive inland, much of it along the Montes de Malaga Natural Park. You will notice that it is densely forested with Aleppo pines, which were planted throughout the surrounding river basin to curb flooding.
Upon arriving in the village of Colmenar, you will be treated to hot chocolate and sugary fried churros, a classic Andalusian start to the day. In the nearby whitewashed village of Alfarnate, you will gain another insight into the local cuisine by touring an olive grove.
Olive oil has been produced here since ancient times, and olives are an essential ingredient in many classic Andalusian dishes. As you will see, some varieties of olives are best eaten whole by themselves, especially those flavored with garlic, thyme and fennel.
You will become even further immersed in the cuisine by joining an Andalusian family in their home for a five-course meal. You will enjoy tapas, soup, the main dish and a sweet dessert followed by coffee and liqueurs.
Don’t just limit your conversation to the cuisine, as the family will be happy to answers about their lifestyle and how Andalusia culture has changed.