Gastronomy in Galicia

From the green hills to the rolling Atlantic, the Galicians know a thing or two about fish. The seafood of this region is the envy of the rest of Spain.

Introduction

Galicia is a uniquely different part of Spain with a distinct culture, regional language, dress and music. Galician cuisine is just as distinct. Built predominantly on a long and fruitful relationship with the Atlantic and the Mar Cantabrico, it revolves around fish, shellfish, crustaceans (and potatoes rather than rice or pasta).

What Makes This Trip Special?

Surprisingly few tourists wander far from the famous Pilgrim’s road to Santiago, so most miss the opportunity to explore one of Spain’s most remarkable regions. But this is bound to change very soon. Galicia's forested mountains, temperate climate and rugged coastlines are drawing visitors fast, as are, for good reason, its fine wines. Some, such as those from the Galician Albarino grape have international reputations and some really fresh (and cheap) wines are so local they never see the light of day outside a small town or even sometimes outside an individual restaurant! We will try both!

Why learn to cook here?

Join us in learning more about fabulous Galician foods and wines. We will be spending our days visiting great food and wine locations and learning to cook. We are going to learn to prepare and enjoy these dishes under the tutelage of professional chefs amid scenic views of picturesque fishing villages and the ocean. In the evenings we'll be following Luciano Pavarotti's advice for a happy life and "stopping whatever we are doing to devote our attention to eating and drinking". We've planned meals with great food and wines in beautiful locations in the company of those fabulous like-minded people who help make Frui holidays so special.

Where you'll stay

Hotel Pazo Altamira

A small charming hotel perfectly located near the old town of Santiago; in front of the local marketplace (Plaza de Abastos) and only 400m away from the cathedral. The hotel occupies a lovingly restored 19th Centruy building on the site of the old medieval palace belonging to the Counts of Altamira (one of whom was painted by Goya). The hotel is a blend of traditional Galician architecture combined with an airy contemporary interior design and has a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence. 

 

Hotel Pazo Altamira

A small charming hotel perfectly located near the old town of Santiago; in front of the local marketplace (Plaza de Abastos) and only 400m away from the cathedral. The hotel occupies a lovingly restored 19th Centruy building on the site of the old medieval palace belonging to the Counts of Altamira (one of whom was painted by Goya). The hotel is a blend of traditional Galician architecture combined with an airy contemporary interior design and has a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence. 

Hotel Puerta de Gamboa

Hotel Puerta Gamboa is located in Vigo old town, 50 meters from the marina and the maritime station. It's a carefully restored nineteenth century architectural treasure, with original balconies and granite facade which help to give the hotel a special character and personality. All rooms have been carefully decorated and offer a distinct elegant style. The hotel has a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence. 

Hotel Puerta de Gamboa

Hotel Puerta Gamboa is located in Vigo old town, 50 meters from the marina and the maritime station. It's a carefully restored nineteenth century architectural treasure, with original balconies and granite facade which help to give the hotel a special character and personality. All rooms have been carefully decorated and offer a distinct elegant style. The hotel has a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.

Pazo Casa Grande La Almuiña

Dating from 1675, the Pazo de La Almuiña describes itself as a "Hotel Rural" and is built in typical Galician style.


The living quarters, halls and dining rooms have all been lovingly updated. The Manor has views over the Miño river, into Portugal and the mountains of San Fins. There is evidence that the Romans were making wine here and you can still see some of their buildings, mines, and fresh water wells on the property.  Now the manor has wine cellars and 60,000 square metres of vineyards. 

Pazo Casa Grande La Almuiña

Dating from 1675, the Pazo de La Almuiña describes itself as a "Hotel Rural" and is built in typical Galician style.


The living quarters, halls and dining rooms have all been lovingly updated. The Manor has views over the Miño river, into Portugal and the mountains of San Fins. There is evidence that the Romans were making wine here and you can still see some of their buildings, mines, and fresh water wells on the property.  Now the manor has wine cellars and 60,000 square metres of vineyards.

Let's Go

Upcoming dates

17 – 23Oct 2018‘18 £2899

Contact

020 8123 4559

hello@frui.co.uk