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Seven-time Michelin star chef Martin Berasategui to open new restaurant on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A big name Basque Country chef with seven Michelin stars under his belt is cooking up a plan to open a restaurant on the...

A big thanks to the Costa del Sol’s emergency services at Marbella’s Harbour Bar & Restaurant

A NIGHT of food and music was laid on at a Marbella restaurant to honour the work of the local emergency services. Over 100 police,...

Top of the Chefs: The 20 chart-topping Spaniards making it on to the world’s Top 100 chefs list

SPANISH cuisine is up there with the best in the world and is starting to dominate the charts. Madrid has just hosted a global...

Scandal of cheap Spanish wine exported to France with bogus ‘French’ labels slapped on bottles

A Bordeaux court will rule in the New Year over a massive scam where cheap Spanish wine was bottled and falsely labelled as French-produced...

Saintly sweets: These are the traditional pastries eaten on All Saints’ Day in Spain

SPAIN seems to have a traditional dish for every occasion and this is particularly true on All Saints’ Day. November 1 is a national holiday...

All you need to know about where to eat in San Pedro Alcantara

When it comes to wining and dining there is plenty of pedigree in San Pedro Alcantara. At over three decades old, the glass of Oloroso...

BEST CHEFS IN THE WORLD: how Spain’s Famous Five have led to the Spanish taking over the culinary world

WHEN the annual list for the top 100 chefs in the world came out last month, it made for proud reading for Spain. There were...

Cocktail bar in Spain’s Barcelona is voted ‘best in the world’

PARADISO in Barcelona has been given the accolade of the world's best cocktail bar at 'The World's 50 Best Bars' awards staged in the...

Festibeer: Craft Beer Festival in Spain’s Alhaurin de la Torre

FOR three days, Alhaurin de la Torre will become the Costa del Sol’s beer capital with its first ever Craft Beer Festival; Festibeer. This first...

No laughing matter: Spanish police call Tesco’s paella sandwich a ‘health hazard’

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil police force have waded into a row over UK retailer Tesco’s paella sandwich. Perhaps still smarting from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s ‘sacrilegious’...

Dabiz Muñoz of Madrid’s DiverXo restaurant named ‘Best Chef in the World’ topping list for second year

MADRID chef Dabiz Muñoz has scooped the top prize in The Best Chef Awards for the second year running. The 42 year-old who is the...

Artisan cheese fair in Spain’s Malaga declared festival of tourist singularity

EVERY first weekend in October, the village of Teba—in the heart of the quiet Guadalteba region, in the province of Malaga—celebrates one of the...

Spain is least ‘culturally arrogant’ country in Europe but here are 10 reasons why you SHOULD say ‘Viva España!’

Spain is the humblest country in Europe when it comes to shouting about its national patrimony - way behind boastful Britain and gloating Greece, according to a recent poll. But Pablo Balbontin has 10 reasons to be proud of his native land...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: That most precious of black golds right here in Spain’s Andalucia

The Olive Press sent David Baird to Riofrio for a lunch of fresh trout and... award winning, eco-friendly local caviar? We kid you not

Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands runs out of Honey

BEEKEEPERS in Mallorca have lost the entire summer honey harvest due to the high temperatures. The heat caused a decrease in the production of Honeydew...

WHAT’S ON AT GIBRALTAR’S OCEAN VILLAGE FOR NATIONAL DAY

ON National Day, the most important event of the year for the Rock, Gibraltar’s thriving Ocean Village is adding to the celebrations by serving...

International chefs converging on home of paella in Spain’s Valencia to make world’s best dish

SUECA'S International Valencian Paella Contest returns after a two-year pandemic break on Sunday. 42 chefs from 12 countries will battle it out to create the...

Sherry good! Top marks in a first for Andalucian wines

A PAIR of Andalucian wines have received perfect scores of 100 in the prestigious Guia Peñín. These are the first wines to have achieved the...

SOMETHING TO RELISH: A great value tapas joint on the Med’s most exclusive island of Ibiza

Located in the Bay of San Antonio (Cala de Bou). This charming restaurant is just a short stroll away from the beach and close...

Why you should never buy pre cut fruit and veg at supermarkets in Spain

IT is certainly more convenient and saves you having to pick up a knife and slice it yourself but Spain’s food safety agency is...

Ten of the most desirable (and expensive) delicacies produced in Spain

WE ALL know Spain has good food. But look beyond the paella and tapas and you can discover some of the most expensive culinary...

Coming to a parlour near you: A taste of the ice-cream empire sweeping across Spain

WITH temperatures and temperaments running high it's time for ice cream. Having licked my way through several hundred gelati during my 1990’s stint in...

TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Beer today, gone tomorrow?: The history of cerveza in Spain

‘I drink beer when I have occasion …and sometimes when I have no occasion’ - Jack Gaioni agrees with Miguel de Cervantes

La Inglesa: The extraordinary love story behind a winery in the heart of Spain’s Andalucia and the Englishwoman that...

NESTLED in the heart of Andalucia you can find the Sierra de Montilla (Cordoba), an unexpected paradise for wine lovers. Often eclipsed by the nearby...

Annual food wastage in Spain is equivalent to 28 kilos per person

WASTED food totalled 1.2 million tons in 2021 according to Spain's Agriculture Ministry. The total was actually 8.6% lower than the previous year. The latest figure...

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