Things to do – Food and Drink

Food and drink plays a huge part in Spanish life and over our last eight years we’ve been on a voyage of discovery for our guests’ delectation of course!

Situated in our local village, Fuente del Conde, you can enjoy a drink in the locals bar, Los Pajaritos. Owned by Loli and Antonio (known fondly by the locals as Dracula) it has a great atmosphere and good food.

The Fuente del Conde Supermercado (opposite the bar) is the village shop owned and run by Pili, which sells locally sourced fresh produce.  You can even buy your own delicious Jamon Serrano there.  Our top tip is a fresh Catalan loaf – deliciously crunchy on the outside and squidgy in the middle.  On Thursday mornings you need to beat the rush for ‘Borras de aceite’ – a sugar coated cinnamon delicacy from Loja.

A short drive from Finca el Almendrillo is the Barcelo Bobadilla Hotel a stunning 5* hotel which houses several restaurants including La Finca Restaurant, the only five-fork  in Granada. The cuisine is creative, original and enticing. The Ministry of Agriculture regard it as one of Spain’s finest restaurants.

Delicious food is also served nearby at the atmospheric Cortijo la Haza, where Table de Hôte dining is their speciality.

We also have some interesting foodie museums on our doorstep; Museo del Anis where you can get to sample Anis, the local version of Pernod, and much more!. The Museo Artesanal y el Turron is a sweet factory.  There’s also a Chocolate Factory, which at Christmas has a Belen de Chocolate – yes a chocolate Bethlehem!  Or try the Casa-Museo del Jamon – a museum all about ham!