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Huelva gets its first Michelin Star!

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The latest edition of the gourmet bible, Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal 2016, was published on 25 November. The new Michelin guide for Spain and Portugal, 2016 edition, has been published, with four new stars for Andalucia: three in Malaga province, and one in Huelva. All the newly starred establishments in ...

Adios Cilla

Friday, August 7th, 2015

"What's your name and where do you come from?" For many of us, back in the 1980s and 1990s, Saturday nights were all about watching Blind Date before going out. With her red hair, broad smile and warm manner, Cilla always set the nervous contestants at ease, as they chose their potential partner from ...

La Isla Maxima – Andalucia scoops the Goyas 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16129" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Goyas 2015 saw Andalucian cinema triumphant.[/caption] As I mentioned in my last blog post, several films shot in Andalucian were nominated for a total of 29 Goyas this year. In the glamorous ceremony, on Saturday 7 February, they won a total of 17: El Niño: Best Special Effects, Best ...

Are you Happy? Here in Andalucia we are!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

"It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break (Let's face it - those words could have been written with Andalucia in mind.) I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care baby by ...

Andalucia triumphs in Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Spain

Friday, April 11th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13604" align="aligncenter" width="142" caption="Andalucia has half of Spain's top destinations for this year."] [/caption] If you're a Trip Advisor user, and many of us who love to travel are, you'll be interested to hear about the Travelers' Choice Awards for Spain. Out of the top 10 destinations which were voted for, ...

Andalucia Sabor: taste the region’s finest produce

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11789" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Andalucia Sabor is on 16-18 September, in Seville. Its theme this year is tapas."] [/caption] As I mentioned in last week's post, a cause for celebration in Andalucia - especially in these troubled times - is its wonderful gastronomy, now de moda in London, New York and ...

A night in the presence of legends: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo at Starlite Festival in Marbella

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Guest Post: Sophie Carefull Widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential and adored Latin music acts, Buena Vista Social Club is the product of a legendary collaboration between a collective of veteran Cuban musicians and revered American guitarist and producer, Ry Cooder, who first came together in 1997. [caption ...

Second Foro La Zagaleta

Monday, June 10th, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST BY CHRIS CHAPLOW [caption id="attachment_11060" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Foro La Zagaleta in Marbella 2nd Edition: 31 May 2013"] [/caption] Recently I was pleased to attend the second edition of Foro La Zagaleta: Brands and Trends, Management & Leadership in Challenging Times. It was held in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos ...

‘Bang & Olufsen by the Sea’ Event

Friday, May 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10786" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tiny patisserie treats for high tea"] [/caption] GUEST POST: MORWENNA FRANCIS Last night Andalucia.com had the pleasure of attending Bang & Olufsen by the Sea, a "champagne afternoon and high tea party" held at La Cabane Beach Club in Marbella. The event was to celebrate the product world ...

Dani Garcia heads to New York

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_3953" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Dani Garcia, the Next Big Thing on the New York restaurant scene."][/caption] While Ferran Adria is the undisputed king of Spanish gastronomy, noone would disagree that the crown of Andalucian kitchen creativity belongs to Dani Garcia. The Marbellan chef has two Michelin stars for his restaurant Calima in ...