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AUTUMN AT LA TORRE DEL VISCO




Our tenth year of  "August Nights" - dinners and music under the stars  - was a real success and enjoyed by both our hotel guests and outside clients.  Music ranged from Spanish Boleros, Bossa Nova (Brazilian traditional guitar melodies) and Cuban romantic songs.  We offered themed dinners to accompany the music as well as additional special menu nights of Lebanese, Argentinean and Middle Eastern cuisine. 

Kamal, our head chef, obviously had fun researching and interpreting his ideas and was keen to continue the theme of the international kitchen.  So on Friday nights during October and November we will again be offering special menus from around the world - see our activities page for dates and dinners.   There will also be more music nights too.

These months just after the summer are some of the most pleasurable. The days are still balmy so our guests can continue to enjoy breakfast and lunch on the terrace and there are still roses filling the garden with colour and perfume.

Autumn is not yet fully with us but almonds are already being harvested, and wild mushrooms are appearing, much to the excitement of the locals and this year is promising to be an excellent one for fungi enthusiasts.  

Our "Autumn Nature Escape" package offers a fun few days with 4x4 guided excursion, mushroom foraging and cookery workshop all included - we think this should also appeal to our younger guests who never miss the opportunity to explore our farm and get their hands dirty!



Goings On in the Farmhouse Kitchen

Kamal is busy pickling, preserving and making delicious dishes with the produce from our garden.  Lots of tomatoes, peppers, aubergines - real Mediterranean ingredients and the figs are still abundant. 

Always willing to experiment with new and unusual varieties, we planted a rather different type of cucumber this year - our "huerto" is now being invaded by the cucamelons. If anyone has any idea what to do with them please let us know!

The wonderful yellow Calanda peaches are in season, delicious raw but also excellent for poaching and this month's recipe from The Pantry is a Spicy Peach Chutney.

Keeping to the theme of preserving we are offering an afternoon "Pickles and Chutneys" workshop on Saturday, 11th October - lots of helpful ideas and recipes - especially what to do with all those ripe and green tomatoes!

Other cookery workshops will include wild mushrooms and game cookery, we have a whisky tasting and Christmas Floral ideas.  And once a month the opportunity to indulge in a delicious traditional English Tea.  All dates and details are listed on the Events Page.


More info: (+34) 978 76 90 15/56 - torredelvisco@torredelvisco.com

NOVEMBER GETAWAY



Are you planning an escape for Halloween?
(1st - 30th November)  

Stay in a romantic Boutique Hotel beautifully situated in the valley of the river Tastavins.  La Torre del Visco is situated in the area of Matarranya, Southern Aragon - a region of magnificent countryside and diverse nature.  With elegant decoration, light filled rooms and fresh flowers throughout we offer our guests the opportunity for complete rest and relaxation.  An ambience of sophistication, comfort with a warm welcome always awaiting you.

Our November Getaway Package is a 2 night stay. A perfect break to enjoy long walks from the hotel through our farm full of olive trees and among the pine forests that surround us.  Follow the path to the river and find a plethora of aromatic plants and herbs, you may even find wild mushrooms and see vultures and golden eagles flying overhead.

Return for a peaceful evening reading in front of one of our open log fires, play a game of chess or cards in one of our comfortable lounges and enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive selection on offer in our wine cellar.

Dinner in our candlelit restaurant will be romantic and delicious. Our menu offers the best of seasonal ingredients, local meat and freshly caught fish.  

A couple of nights at La Torre del Visco is all that is required to return home thoroughly relaxed and refreshed.

Price per room for 2 nights’ accommodation (Friday and Saturday) with half board – 10% tax included

Small double room                490 €
Double room                         550 €
Junior suite                           650 €
Suite                                    820 €



More info: (+34) 978 76 90 15/56 - torredelvisco@torredelvisco.com

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES NOVEMBER

Saturday 1st            A special Halloween cocktail will be served with the first almons and green olives from our organic farm.

Saturday 8th            Dinner with live music 

                                Traditional English Tea

Together with the tea or coffee of your choice, we will serve you a selection of home baked cakes, biscuits and scones (with cream and strawberry jam of course!) that you can enjoy in one of our sitting rooms or on the terrace.

Saturday 15th             Cheese tasting workshop with Amador Sánchez

By popular request Amador will return to La Torre del Visco to share with us the results of his latest adventure biking around the Farmer´s markets in England for a few months to discover the best of the new local cheeses. A unique opportunity for lovers of good cheese.

Sunday 16th – Tuesday 18th Cookery course “Game, wild mushrooms and autumn cuisine”

A fascinating culinary meeting of East and West in the unusual context of Autumn cuisine  fusion with guest chefs Bernd Knoller, Restaurant Riff, Valencia with a Michelin star and Toshiya Kai his Japanese colleague.

Saturday 22nd     Malt Whisky tasting

An introduction to the fascinating world of Scottish malts, a history of the distilleries and their distilling techniques with a tasting to compare the characteristics of 6 different whiskies.

                          “Christmas Scrapbooking”

Give reign to your creativity by designing your own Christmas cards for family and friends this festive season. Enjoy the satisfaction of producing something individual and original, to delight those who receive them - a far cry from the typical shop bought cards available.

Saturday 29th    Our “Feel Good” route

To wind down from daily concerns and routine, to relax and combat stress, we propose a country walk through our river valley to the nearby village of Ráfales where you will be served a healthy menu based on local organic produce and olive oil.  After lunch, you will complete the process of relaxation by a circuit of the small spa. You will then be collected and driven back to the hotel.

PRICES – 10% TAX INCLUDED

Traditional English Tea            19€ per person
Workshops and tastings          25€ per person – 40€ per couple
Our “Feel Good” Route            50€ per person

ALL THESE ACTIVITIES CAN BE ARRANGED FOR DATES OUTSIDE THE PROGRAMME PROVIDING THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 4 PARTICIPANTS