La Rioja Gastronomic Experience with a Michelin Star Chef
A truly unique treat, this half-day customized experience will bring you into the kitchen of a famed La Rioja restaurant
Originally a humble eatery and now a major dining destination, as it received its first Michelin star in 2010.
This award set a new record, as with only 24 residents, it is the smallest village to be featured in the prestigious dining guide. The brothers who run the place, chef and sommelier of this small, undisputed gem of Spanish cuisine, will customize a day of food starting with the most basic ingredients all the way to the final dish. Depending on the season, the chef will join you on a walk in the forest to pick mushrooms, on a cheese tasting, or teach you the correct techniques to bake sweet potatoes freshly picked from their orchards. The chef will showcase the harvest from his own backyard with a selection of grilled vegetables like sweet peppers, artichokes, white asparagus, simply drizzled with olive oil. Continue on to the restaurant, where both chef and sommelier will prepare the menu and wine pairing that best expresses the season and the quality of the local products: Rioja on a plate!
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