Thursday, March 22, 2018

World’s best chefs pay homage to Basque culinary genius Arzak in Marbella

The five day event, led by Dani García, welcomes 20 internationally renowned chefs who will cook up a storm in honour of three Michelin-starred Juan Mari Arzak

The cheeky made-in-Manilva ales making an entree onto fine dining tables

The cheeky made-in-Manilva ales making an entree onto fine dining tables

El Bulli restaurant owner creates Spanish culinary encyclopedia

The 35-volume collection, Bullipedia, will comprise of nine separate books on drinks alone

Wine Time: Three must-have flavours for Spring

Olive Press wine expert Aleesha Hansel rounds up the delicious whites you should be sipping this spring

Michelin star chef defends high price of food at his restaurant in Spain

Albert Adria says €220 is a good price for a meal at his famous restaurant Enigma in Barcelona

Tennis pro and Marbella expat Pancho Campo finally vindicated after 13 YEARS of Dubai arrest warrant

It's 13 years since Marbella expat Pancho Campo became a wanted man. Now in the clear after an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ was finally lifted, the former tennis pro and Master of Wine tells the Olive Press about his plans for vindication.

Incredible 20 Michelin starred chefs – with 40 stars between them – to descend on Marbella

The event will be hosted by Marbella’s very own superchef Dani Garcia and will host some of the world's most famous chefs

AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES: The Olive Press explores the OD Port Portals Hotel

IT’S fast becoming one of the true social epicentres of Portals. And OD Port Portals hotel is very much THE place to stay for hipsters...

As the Santa Catalina Market reaches nearly 100-years-old, it is as strong as ever

THE lifeblood of Santa Catalina is, without a doubt, its market. Now, nearly 100 years old the Mercat de Santa Catalina is the oldest in...

Cachao- Pure chocolate made in Palma with fresh and local products

THERE are few things as pleasurable as making your own chocolate. But that is what chef Tino Wolter gets to do every day at his...

MELTING POT: Olive Press editor Jon Clarke is blown away by the incredible mix of restaurants in Santa Catalina

WHILE San Sebastian might have the most Michelin stars - and probably the best tapas - Santa Catalina has the biggest variety of restaurants...

VILLAGE IN THE CITY: A look inside Santa Catalina- the new SoHo

THE clinking of wine glasses, clicking of designer heels and the cacophony of foreign languages… welcome to a typical lunchtime in Santa Catalina. Palma's trendiest...

Spanish are eating out more – and particularly at more foreign restaurants, particularly Italian

THE locals are eating out more, spending more and, best of all, widening their palate. In good news for expat restaurateurs, the average Spaniard ate...

Half of all Spanish restaurants found to be selling fake fish

MORE than 50% of Spanish restaurants are mislabelling fish on their the menus. The survey of more than 200 restaurants by AZTI Technology Centre showed...

Gin on toast? There is now a Gin and Tonic flavoured marmalade

YOU can now spread Gin and Tonic on your toast every morning.  Online retailer Firebox has created a gin and tonic flavoured marmalade. The Spreadable Gin...

Malaga to push for UNESCO protection for ‘espeto’ sardines

MALAGA'S culture committee has agreed to push to have 'espetos' recognised as an item of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.  The popular sardine skewer is...

Local food is on the rise as Balearic government cuts down on carbon footprint

THE BALEARIC government has agreed to prioritise local and 'short-range' products to improve the green footprint. In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, the government...

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.

SAVE OUR TERRACES: The Olive Press stands with Santa Catalina to save vital terrace space

THE Olive Press is backing a campaign to protect the livelihoods of dozens of expat businesses in Santa Catalina. It comes after a draconian proposed...

Andalucian city hoping to win Spanish ‘Gastronomic Capital’ title

The city of Almeria is vying for the title of Spanish Gastronomic Capital 2019 by promoting its tradition of tapas. Signing an agreement to build...

Multiple cheeses withdrawn in Spain after meningitis found

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been diagnosed with meningitis after ingesting raw sheep's cheese in Madrid.  The case has led to three different cheeses produced in...

REVEALED: The most watched BBC show in Spain last year

THE UK's BBC has revealed its most popular shows in foreign countries.  In Spain, it isn't Blue Planet or the Great British Bake Off that...

Enjoy a special Valentines Day treat listening to Whitney Houston at La Sala

If you reserve a bottle of champagne you will receive a platter of strawberries dipped in chocolate for that romantic touch.

HAVE YOUR CAKE: Ryanair allows ensaimadas on flights for free

IT is one of the most common sights while boarding planes at Palma airport. Now airline Ryanair has agreed to allow passengers to take a...

Frost and drought causing widespread shortages in Spanish vegetable crops

FROSTS across Spain are causing widespread shortages of vegetables with suppliers scrambling to find alternatives to avoid a repeat of last year's crisis. The January...


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