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.

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Winter clases of pilates and yoga have begun in Gaucín

TherMªTerolPilates1014smle are three teachers: Maria Terol, Nina Gouveia and Stephen Watson, holding clases in the Portichuelo Municipal Hall. Classes are : 10.00 to 11.00 intermediate, 11.00 to 12.00 basic; 18.00 to 19.00 Basic; 19.00 to 20.00 intermediate.

At these times the classes will be the following: Mondays and Wednesdays yoga, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, pilates. Nina will give the class oif yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays in the morning, and Stephen Watson will give clases those days in the afternoon. Maria Terol will give clases of pilates Tuesdays and Thursdays, morning and afternoon.

There is an extensive collection of equipment at their disposal, so that pupils don´t have to bring anything to the classes, and the most advanced techniques will be taught.

El Atico is open for winter, lunch and dinner

Open Thursday to Tuesday for dinner from 8:00. Closed Wednesday. Open starting Friday for lunch.  web site: www.elaticogaucin.com; contact number for reservations and inquiries: 637 077 017.

Open throughout the winter and there is a lovely wood burning stove.

La Semilla organizes a monthly market of fresh produce During the winter months it will begin Sunday, November 2,

During the winter months it will begin Sunday, November 2, and the first Sunday of the month throughout the winter. 637008892.

Ecological Store, La Tienda Verde, has reopened in Gaucín

Locthumb PuraVidaShopated at the entrance to the village, the store is open from 9am to 3pm. There is 
a complete range of health store items as well as local fresh produce.

Starting this week Inés and Enrique are offering a weekly box of organic fresh fruit and veg. There is a sample in the shop. Everything will be picked the same morning so there will be really fresh products. There is a list of products you can choose from for your box, and some items can be ordered loose apart from your box. An updated list will be sent out every week.

Boxes will be in the shop on Wednesdays (about 12.30pm) and can be picked up anytime during our opening hours. Orders can be made on this email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by text message on 673335593 or by message on the facebook page.

Two creative writing courses in Gaucin set for this autumn

Last year there was a great group of locals and visitors on a five day course for new writers Get Started, Keep Going that was so successful that this year we are adding a more advanced course, Moving your Story On, for writers with some experience and/or work in progress. Classes will take place in a central venue in Gaucin with fun, practical workshops every morning with coffee and an early evening wine and feedback session.  The courses are £250 including refreshments and can be booked by emailing creative This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more information on the tutors, testimonials and student work, go to 
www.chalkthesun.co.uk  

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

Restaurant Granada Divino now open to the public

The restaurant has been open for lunch and dinner, for a month. Walk ins on Wednesday and reservations from Thursday on: 658 547 651.