A Flavour Of Spain Vacations

Andalucía is known for its sun-drenched whitewashed villages, olive groves, Moorish architecture, flamenco music and Mediterranean cuisine. Who wouldn’t want to visit this wonderful region of Spain?


Flavour of Spain is an Vancouver-based tour company that provides culinary vacations to Spain. All stays take place at the Powell’s beautifully renovated farm house nestled in a rural valley surrounded by a trout stream, olive groves and white villages. It is one hour equal distance from Malaga and Granada. Guests have the opportunity to explore Spanish culture, while nurturing their culinary talents at a leisurely pace in a small group setting.

The days are set up to provide plenty of time for cooking classes, personal time, and relaxation. There is always time to linger over lunch, tapas, and dinners; to swing by the stream or rest in the hammock under the pomegranate tree; to swim in the pool and watch the sheep being herded on the hillside; to walk to the nearby villages or hike in the hills; and to finish your days with an evening stroll on a quiet country road that winds through the olive groves.

Mike and Hilary teach their culinary vacations in English. They customize their private cooking holidays, so if your wine club, culinary group, group of friends, family or business associates want to create their own cooking vacation in Spain, Mike and Hilary will customize every detail to suit your group. As well they host several art vacations each year.

Along with hands-on cooking sessions where guests discover the joys of Mediterranean food and local wines, Mike and Hilary also organize visits to local food and fish markets, wineries, the Rute Museo de Jamon (ham museum), and the Baena organic olive oil mill.  The Powells love to share their knowledge of Spanish culture, art and history and encourage their guests to explore Southern Spain.

Mike was trained in hotel management in England and did his culinary training in France and Switzerland. After managing hotels in London, they moved to Portugal where they ran their own restaurant before Andalucía’s charms lured them to Spain where they built and ran the highly successful “La Cascada Verde” restaurant on the Costa Del Sol for several years.  The Powells, originally from England, now spend half of their year in Vancouver and the other half running their cooking and art vacations in Spain. To book your own culinary vacation to Spain with the Powells, please visit their website: http://flavourofspain.net/

By Tina Baird



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