Building on an already extensive list of luxurious services and gastronomic offerings, private rental estate Cortijo El Carligto establishes itself as the premier luxury, culinary destination in La Axarquia, Malaga Province, with their new harvest holiday package and private supper club.
The little known Andalusian region of La Axarquia is a major
agricultural producer, including olive oil and wine production
established millennia ago. Cortijo El Carligto, a luxuriously renovated
farmstead available for exclusive use rentals, sits hilltop with views
over much of this agricultural land with vineyards and harvestable
gardens of its own. The owners have developed inside contacts with local
chefs, winemakers, farmers and olive millers to offer experiential
opportunities for clients to engage in the harvest and learn about the
unique history and traditions of Spanish wine and oil production.
The harvest package includes wine tastings at local bodegas, in-house
harvest meals at the estate using fresh seasonal produce grown by the
chef and the hosts, and guides to the many local harvest fiestas for a
truly Spanish take on the harvest. The owners offer further
opportunities for exploration in the area by tapping into the rich
cultural and culinary history of the area with such things as a Three
Cultures tasting menu and tapas tours, and guides to local gastronomic
routes, museums and historic food markets.
Many of the hands on wine harvest activities are scheduled for between
mid-August and early September, but the Carligto hosts can cater to
interested parties outside of these times as well; the olive harvest can
last from October all the way through February.
Until now, only private guests had access to the top rate chef service
at El Carligto, but Carligto Chef David Palacios has begun organising a
pop-up restaurant with service at the private estate for occasional
supper club gatherings by invitation. Presenting these new culinary
offerings, Carligto owner and General Manager Alan Hazel asserts,
“There’s really no other rental property or business in the entire
region doing what we do here at Cortijo El Carligto.”