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From North to South, sample the best Mediterranean food and wines

Begin with a warm welcome to the Mediterranean lifestyle, a loosely defined fantasy of casual, healthful, and intimate experiences where food plays a crucial role. Then, travel all the way South to fall madly in love with Andalusia and its duende while you delight your taste buds with the greatest delicacies, admired all across the world.

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the cosmopolitan European references. And Roses, a mere two hours north of Barcelona, has been at the heart of the world culinary rebellion with Ferràn Adrià being arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. 

Now, at CÚRATE their kitchen is inspired by the Mediterranean and stocked with the greatest delicacies from Andalusia such as the prized Spanish tuna, jamón ibérico and sherry wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to know first hand their origins when we visit El Puerto de Santa María, Jabugo, and Seville.

Join CÚRATE Trips to taste the real flavors of Catalonia & Andalusia in this 9-night memorable journey.

At a Glance

Day 1

Barcelona, arrival

Day 2

Barcelona - Roses

Day 3

Roses - Figueres - Perelada - Roses

Day 4

Roses - Cap de Creus - Cadaqués - Roses

Day 5

Roses - Barcelona

Day 6

Barcelona - Sanlucar - Pto. de Sta. Maria

Day 7

Pto. de Sta. Maria - Barbate - Jerez - Pto. de Sta. Maria

Day 8

Pto. de Sta. Maria - Seville

Day 9

Seville - Jabugo - Seville

Day 10

Seville, end of journey

Catalonia and Andalusia Tour itinerary

CÚRATE and the specialist food and wine travel designers Paladar y Tomar provide the most seamless journey that only two in-the-know insiders can assure.

It’s time to discover this signature 10-day program across Catalonia & Andalusia through enjoyable and comprehensive show-cooking and intimate visits, and only-well-connected experiences. 

Join a dream program that contains unimaginable visits all along with the valuable insight only locals can give, leaving you well versed in many foundations and techniques of Portuguese gastronomic culture and the Mediterranean soul.

JUNE 01, 2022

Day 1

Barcelona

BARCELONA

Welcome to Barcelona! Stay right at the heart of the city at the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Quarter) only a two-minute walk from La Pedrera by Gaudí.

After a welcome drink, discover the best of the Med capital and its seductive Modernist architecture, and explore the Sagrada Familia from Gaudí before sampling your first Catalan meal with a modern twist at one of our favorite taverns.

Meals included during the tripDinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarGallery Hotel 4* Sup
JUNE 02, 2022

Day 2

Barcelona - Roses

ROSES

Today we’ll head to Roses, one of the Most Beautiful Bays in The World. On the way we might have a chance to stop by elBulli Foundation (undergoing the final works for a new concept opening soon) leaving behind a legacy as one of the world’s most influential restaurants in history. The visit will depend on the works status.

PAELLA

Finally end by a stunning cove to have one of the greatest paellas ever at a fishing shelter and cooked by a fisherman himself! How does dinner at Cal Campaner restaurant sounds? It’s one of the historical seafood establishment for over 50 years run by the same family. The actual chef is the owner’s son in law and he left elBulli to lead the family business.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarHotel Terrasa & Spa 4*
JUNE 03, 2022

Day 3

Roses - Figueres - Perelada - Roses

DALI MUSEUM 

The Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres pays spectacular homage to a unique artist, you’ll be wowed with the spectacular collection.

Opened in 1974, the museum has over 1,500 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, sketches, photography, and much more. Lovers of arts will find the gallery “Dalí·Jewels” very interesting – which houses a gilded collection of gems, of which the old “Owen Cheatham” is the most impressive. This museum is one good  more excuse to escape to northern Catalonia.

CASTELL DE PERELADA

Visit Castell de Perelada, making Dali’s preferred sparkling rosé and producing wine since Middle Ages. Enjoy a sumptuous castle hosting a private museum, a magnificent library – one of the most important private libraries in Europe – and of course, the winery. A wine tasting will be preceding an elegant lunch at the Michelin starred restaurant.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarHotel Terrasa & Spa 4*
JUNE 04, 2022

Day 4

Roses - Cap de Creus - Cadaques - Roses

SPAIN EASTERNMOST POINT

Capture the magic of the Cap de Creus, we’ll take you to its lighthouse, offering stunning views in the heart of the Cap de Creus Natural Park, where the Greeks brought the cultivation of olive trees and vineyards.

CADAQUES

Time to head to the charming Cadaqués and stroll around its meandering stoned narrow streets full of arts after an unmatched guided tour to Dali’s house. Lunch at Compartir restaurant (owned and operated by three former chefs of elBulli awarded with two Michelin stars in Barcelona) will delight your soul.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarMontebelo Vista Alegre Hotel & Spa, 5*
JUNE 05, 2022

Day 5

Roses - Barcelona

GOTHIC DISTRICT BARCELONA

Back to Barcelona (lunch on your own) and meet for an afternoon Gothic quarter hidden secrets private tour to discover a more relaxed, full of history, art, anecdotes, and, of course, secret Barcelona.

Most buildings in Barri Gotic date back to the 13th and 14th century. The prevalent gothic style gave the district its name.

Barcelona developed to the most important harbor in the western Mediterranean. The gothic cathedral of La Seu is the greatest example for the architecture of that era.
The actual Barri Gotic stretches from Placa Catalunya to Port Vell (the old port).

SHOW COOKING

Without leaving the Gothic district, you’ll find yourself in a singular space for a chic show cooking in a comfortable and state-of-the-art private kitchen. Feel free to participate or just observe how some of CÚRATE’s recipes are prepared.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarGallery Hotel 4* Sup
JUNE 06, 2022

Day 6

Barcelona - Sanlucar - Pto. de Santa Maria

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA

Early flight to head South to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a remote seaside town, immersed in wine aromas and marine fragrance, caressed by west winds and protected by the biggest natural park in Europe: Doñana Park. Enjoy some memorable food in the real way with a seafood hearty lunch.

CADIZ's CUISINE GODFATHER

By dinnertime, a degustation menu by chef Fernando Córdoba, considered “the father” of the local modern-twist in the cuisine of Cadiz province, will be served.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarSoho Boutique Vistahermosa 4*
JUNE 07, 2022

Day 7

Pto. de Sta. Maria - Barbate - Jerez - Pto. Sta. Maria

BLUE FIN TUNA EXPERIENCE

Today is Tuna Experience day! Embark with us on a unique journey to discover all the secrets of the blue fin tuna and the ancient fishing tradition known as Almadraba, a fishing method on the Iberian Peninsula that dates back to a time of Phoenician rule over 3,000 years ago. An expert lecture is foreseen with Mr. Medina, Biologist and Professor at the Sea Science Faculty in Cádiz. Then watch first hand a whole tuna butchering process and finally enjoy the most amazing tuna degustation menu ever!Free evening to explore Évora on your own.

SHERRY WINES

By the evening, gala dinner at the impressive sherry bodega Lustau in Jerez de la Frontera, after a full tasting of sherry wines at one of the most beautiful wine cathedrals.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarSoho Boutique Vistahermosa 4*
JUNE 08, 2022

Day 8

Pto. Sta. Maria - Seville

SEVILLE HAS DUENDE

Founded by Rome, conquered by Muslims and later incorporated into the Christian kingdom of Spain, Seville is still reinventing itself.

An unmissable landmark, the Royal Palace “Alcázar”, considered the oldest Palace in Europe still in use by a royal family since the 13th century. Once inside stroll across the three different palaces, like the one of the King Peter the 1st “the Cruel”. The Gothic Palace built by King Alfonso the 10th “the Wise”. We will walk across the royal gardens (5 hectares) and will get lost at the labyrinth garden around Charles the 5th Pavilion. Of course you will hear the legends and gossips hidden behind the walls of this magnificent Palace. Both monuments are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Seville’s magnificent Cathedral is the third largest in the word. The Giralda Tower at 98 m altitude, is the symbol of Seville. Admire the burial of Christopher Columbus, as well as the main altar of the Christendom.

After a farm-to-table lunch, free evening to enjoy the captivating city on your own.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarHotel Palacio de Villapanés 5*
JUNE 09, 2022

Day 9

Seville - Jabugo - Seville

JAMON IBERICO

The world’s finest ham awaits you in Jabugo, in the heart of Sierra de Aracena Natural Park and Picos de Aroche, a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve. In total exclusivity, Cinco Jotas welcomes you and you will see first-hand the secrets of one of Spain’s gastronomic icons. You will be side by side with the black pigs, discover the artisanal process that has been applied for over 130 years and of course, sample the most prized ham and understand what they call the art of well-being. An spectacular country lunch based on Iberian pork will be served.

FAREWELL DINNER

Tonight, farewell dinner at one of the best Spanish fish restaurants to leave Spain richer and more refreshed than when you arrived.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch, dinner
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarHotel Palacio de Villapanés 5*
JUNE 10, 2022

Day 10

Seville

END OF JOURNEY

Following breakfast, private transfer to Seville airport or train station at your appointed time, or continue your journey if you decided to extend your trip.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast

Price & Booking Terms

DATES:

  • JUNE 01 – 10, 2022 (9 nights / 10 days)

INCLUDED:

  • 9 Nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Domestic flight Barcelona – Seville
  • Private deluxe transportation throughout
  • Private individual airport transfers in & out

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight
  • Personal purchases and expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance with international coverage
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses

PRICE: 

Total journey: €6,725

*Rates are in Euros per person, on double occupancy basis


BOOKING DEPOSIT:

  • At the time of reservation: 25% of journey cost per person

  • 90 days before departure: Balance due

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard).

The Experts

katie button curate thetrip chef

KATIE BUTTON

Chef Katie Button was born in the South, raised in the North, and educated in Europe. Four-time James Beard Award nominee and cookbook author, Katie Button is the co-Founder and CEO of Katie Button Restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina, including the beloved Cúrate Bar de Tapas, Cúrate Spanish Wine Club, and La Bodega by Cúrate. A Southern chef with a scientific mind, Button honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés, before venturing out to open her own restaurant with husband Felix Meana and her family. Katie Button was featured as one of Food & Wine’s 2015 Best New Chefs. Cúrate was named as one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years” by Food & Wine and one of the “Most Important Restaurants of the Decade” by Esquire. 

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FÉLIX MEANA

Originally from Roses, a small town on the Costa Brava in Catalunya, Spain, Felix Meana jumped in to the deep end of the hospitality industry at 19 and finally worked as front of the house service manager for five years at Ferran Adrià’s world famous restaurant, elBulli. Then he moved to Washington DC with José Andrés at ThinkFoodGroup (it was here where he met Katie Button), and he worked as Director of Service and helped with developing and opening new restaurants, including The Bazaar by José Andrés in SLS Hotels across Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, South Beach, Miami, and Puerto Rico. Co-partner at CÚRATE, Felix’s close relationships with Spain, coupled with a sense of adventure and desire to share that with others, has helped him build a unique travel experience through Cúrate Trips.

Valeska Idarraga, co-founder and CMO at Paladar y Tomar

VALESKA IDARRAGA

Valeska inherited a taste for gastronomic culture from her French father and a talent for cooking from her Basque grandmother, a good reputed chef in that times. After studying Economics and Journalism in her native Barcelona, she went to Switzerland to pursue hotel management studies and she worked at some of the most prestigious hotels. Valeska speaks five languages. She is a Certified Sherry Wine Cellar Advance Expert, WSET 2 certified and WSET 3 candidate. Valeska is co-founder at Paladar y Tomar, she is marketing director and manages client relationships and operations at CÚRATE Trips.

Fernando Paredes, co-founder at Paladar y Tomar Wine & Culinary Travel Design agency

FERNANDO PAREDES

Fernando Paredes is the CEO, financial director, and wine responsible of Paladar y Tomar. The Barcelona native was well into a career in economics when he discovered his true callings—travel, food, and wine. He entered the tourism industry as General Manager of a bespoke travel group, earned a degree in Food Event Design from the European Design Institute, became a Certified Sherry Wine Cellar Advance Expert and passed WSET 2 (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) with distinction. He is now a WSET level 3 candidate. Fernando’s journeys, and passion for food, have taken him to all corners of the world and now besides his many responsibilities he personally leads every tour at CÚRATE Trips.

8 Reasons to join us

At CÚRATE Trips the excellence of the landscape’s cuisine along with its breathtaking natural surroundings, exceptional wine varieties, and tranquility of the hand-picked singular accommodations create a getaway unparalleled in value and authenticity. Participate in a transformative trip.

JAMON IBERICO
JAMON IBERICO

The treasure of Spanish cuisine, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota - with its sweet, nutty, not-too-salty attributes - is wholly Spanish with its wafer thin slices melting in the mouths of foodies everywhere. Global consumption fluctuates around 40 million kilos per year – about one kilo of Ibérico per Spaniard.

BLUE FIN TUNA
BLUE FIN TUNA

Utilizing ancient 3,000 year-old Almadraba techniques in the most venerable fishing method known to man, Spaniards have long been able to catch these prized silver-backed “bulls of the sea.” Considered the best worldwide in terms of quality and taste because of the high fat content and healthy size.

PAELLA & TAPAS
PAELLA & TAPAS

The most famous Spanish dish and the most renowned eating style "tapas" are both present at this authentic Spanish adventure.

SEAFOOD PARADISE
SEAFOOD PARADISE

Spain possesses the largest organic biodiversity in Europe, with the highest designated organic agricultural acreage and as home to a third of all endemic European flora and fauna species. Try unique local produce.

COOKING SESSIONS
COOKING SESSIONS

Attend two authentic hands-on cooking classes in Barcelona and Seville at some unique kitchens. Learn how to make some of Katie Button's recipes.

MEDITERRANEAN DIET
MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet, awarded with UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage designation, is more than just a healthful gastronomic recommendation: it is a way of life. In few other places is this as perfectly exemplified as in Spain, where our relaxed, traditional preparation of foods with olive oils, vegetables, fresh seasonal products and, of course, a healthy dose of wine per day comprise a delectable and wholesome diet riddled with health benefits.

WINES
WINES

Spain boasts an industry booming with unprecedented quality, thrill, and value. Robust reds, crisp whites, refreshing rosés, luxe sherries, and sparkling cavas can all be found within the 69 designated Spanish wine appellations, with climates bridging the soggy green vineyards of the north to the sun-baked vines of the south.

CULTURE HERITAGE
CULTURE HERITAGE

Did you know Spain is the third country in the world with most UNESCO Heritage Sites only behind China and Italy? Beyond food and wine, CÚRATE Trip explores the rich and impressive cultural wealth of the country.

Hand-picked Accommodations

CÚRATE Trips benefit from the expertise of Paladar y Tomar curating every hotel in search of the most unique nature of each location. This allows us to cater for every different type of personality and taste and have selected for this occasion singular hotels with immense value that enhance every moment. Our stories start from the moment you arrive.

Gallery Hotel Barcelona, 4* Sup
BARCELONA
Probably the hotel with the best location in Barcelona! Rooms fully renovated are bright, quite and cozy offer comfort, tranquility and a great variety of little extras. A few steps from Paseo de Gracia avenue, its location and staff are exquisite.
La Terrassa Hotel & Spa, 4*
ROSES
Bold, daring and adventurous. That was grandfather Honorat (“Norat”) Gotanegra i Marcó, who in 1935, having travelled half the world to learn the profession of hotelier, returned to Roses full of experiences ready to open his own business: a hotel over the beach, where his guests could contemplate the gentle to and fro of the Mediterranean waters.
Soho Boutique Vistahermosa, 4*
EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Set in the private and exclusive residencial complex Vistahermosa, with more than 3000 meters of subtropical gardens, the 18 exclusive Premium Rooms over 40 square meters offer the perfect atmosphere to unwind.
Palacio de Villapanés, 5*
SEVILLE
Stay in a 18th century palace! Rooms are exquisite and enjoy the best attention in the enclave of your dreams. Discover the pleasure of finding accommodation while reliving centuries of history in the heart of Seville.

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CATALONIA & ANDALUSIA 2022
01 – 10 JUNE 2022
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