What To Expect With This Course
Welcome: You will be immediately immersed in village life as we head out to get to know Vejer. Meet Annie B’s friends in the wonderful tapas bars of Vejer to sample some of the very fabulous dishes on offer.
Spanish Day: Prepare to learn how to make some staple Spanish dishes such as Prawns in Garlic, Tortilla, Melon Gazpacho, Orange & Almond Cakes as well as some creative twists on the use of typical Spanish ingredients. From seafood to cured meats, expect locally produced Chorizo, various cuts of pork, seasonal salads and stews of fish & vegetables.
After lunch (at around 16.30) you’ll have free time: you can either kick back and relax at your hotel, sample some of the tapas bars with your new cookery course friends or simply watch the sunset from a plaza with a good glass of wine – the choice is yours.
Fish Day: No cookery course is complete without a guided trip to a typical fish market. We set off on the very short journey to El Mercado de Abastos (the main food market) in Barbate. While in the village (which is the tuna fish capital of Spain) we will visit a traditional preserved tuna shop that hasn’t changed for hundreds of years. El Mercado de Abastos is where the fisherman arrive back with their catch of the day – it just doesn’t get any more fresh and local than this. After learning about all the fish and seafood that’s on offer at the market, we’ll select our fish for our evening fish & Paella feast.
After a short break you’ll be expected back at Casa Alegre at 20.00 where you’ll learn the art of making a traditional Paella. This evening is led by Pepi (Annie B’s No. 1 cook). Through the use of typical flavours and ingredients you’ll learn how to make a show-stopping – and utterly authentic – Paella.
Today is your free day to put your feet up, head to the beach or just explore the beauty of Vejer.
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