GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.

Gordon Ramsay visits Gaucin and Restaurant La Granada Divino

GordonRamsey614smlMichelin Star International Chef Gordon Ramsay recently visited the village of Gaucin for the filming of his TV series at the Restaurant La Granada Divino. He stayed in the village for a week and many residents will appear on the program when it is aired in October.

La Granada Divino is headed up by Chef Neil Brown, formerly of Scotts (London) and Harvey Nichols. Under the guidance and attention of Gordon Ramsay Chef Neil Brown has created a superb menu offering affordable food with locally sourced ingredients, a spin on old-fashioned Spanish fare with local, regional and international cuisine.

There are reworked Andalucian recipes, e.g., chilled avocado, cumber and basil soup,  mixed platters of starters to share, changing main courses, and great desserts such as the Panacotta, Frangipane and Apricot tart. Delicious pizzas, pastas and ice creams are also on the menu. The wines are selected exclusive Spanish wines sourced from Spanish family owned vineyards.

The restaurant terraces have beautiful views of Gaucin, the castle, the Genal Valley,  Gibraltar and Africa. There is inside dining as well, and a private dining room for those special occasions or celebrations. Tel: +34 951 709 075 www.lagranadadivino.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

La Fructuosa restaurant is reopening June 4 with a new chef

Fructuosa0614The cuisine at La Fructuosa is founded on tradition and the product. The recipes are renovated to offer the customer an experience based on taste, in which one can recognize the roots of the gastronomic culture of Spain and Andalucía.

This season there is a new cook, Victor Corchado. Formed as chef in the Escuela “Antonio Granero” and the Escuela Superior de Hostelería y Agroturismo de Extremadura, he has worked in the following restaurants: “La Posada de Maria” de Malpartida, “Hotel Barceló V Centenario” de Cáceres, “Atrio” de Cáceres (a restaurant with two stars Michelin), “Martín Berasategui” de San Sebastián (restaurant with 3 stars), “Poncio” de Sevilla, and the “Ágape” de Salamanca. He was a finalist in the cooking contest 2013 de Extremadura “Espiga de Oro”. 

In the photo: Luis and Jesus on the roof terrace of la Fructuosa.

Summer course of Pilates begins this week

MªTerolPilates614To be held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m. Cost: 45 euros per month and 10 euros per class, in the sala  Europa at the Hotel Caballo Andaluz, across from the gas station.

All the equipment is available on site: fitballs, peanuts,foamrollers, therabands, theraballs, etc.

Maria Terol teaches a pure Pilates technique, influenced by the methods of Feldenkrises,  Gyrokinesis and Martha Graham. She has been teaching Pilates, yoga and dance for more tan ten years. She is a certified professor of Polestar Pilates, The Pilates Method Alliance, the International Yoga School, the International Yoga Federation and the European Yoga Alliance. For seven years she was the director of the Centro Inspira Pilates in Ronda.

Art Gaucín 10th Open Studios celebrates second weekend starting May 30

OpenStudiosNozomiHours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 18 artists will be exhibiting their work. Maps are available at the Convent. Don´t miss this special exhibition. Details at www.artgaucin.com