Corporate Events and Andalusian Gastronomy

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21/04/2020

Gastronomy plays an important role in every event, regardless of its kind or size. Food is an essential part of our lives – all big events in life are followed by a meal or take place around a table. In the corporate world, it would not be an exception. When you will celebrate your corporate event in Andalusia, whether it is an incentive trip, a conference, a meeting or else, rest assured your clients will be delighted with the Andalusian and the Spanish gastronomy – both based on the Mediterranean diet. Gastronomy plays a vital role during your event, not only during lunches, cocktails or gala dinners but also as the main conductor for a leisure activity, such as a visit to a wine cellar, a tasting or a cooking masterclass. Rest assured your dietary needs will strictly respected if you follow a particular diet (celiac, lactose-intolerant, halal, kosher, jains) and are organising a MICE or corporate event with Meridional Events.  

Gastronomic activities as part of your event

Andalusia has 6 wine regions, all of them with different features and characteristics – but all with excellent wineries and cellars where you could host an event – gala dinner, meeting, product presentation, but also where you could have a wine tasting with food pairing. Does not matter if you are into sweet wines or you prefer red, there is a winery to suit every visitor. Olive oil is the king of the Andalusian gastronomy. Over 75% of Spanish olive oil is produced in Andalusia and over 50% of the world’s production comes from Spain. A fantastic outdoor activity is harvesting olives, it is very suitable for any group visiting Andalusia, especially a special interest one or a team-building activity. You will discover the Andalusian countryside, and also will take home the olive oil from the olives you have harvested. Another activity that is increasing its popularity over the recent years are the cooking masterclasses. They can be focused on the type of cuisine of your choice but, of course, we can always suggest an Andalusian speciality, such as gazpacho, salmorejo, rabo de toro, flamenquín or a Spanish one, such as paella or Spanish omelette. These activities, not only help the attendees relax between working sessions, but are also a great team building activity for any team, or even to break the ice.  

Gastronomic journeys in Andalusia

If you are a foodie, Andalusia is the place to come. Excellent meats, such as the Iberian pig, game or cured meats like Iberian ham, chorizo or salchichón are widely produced in Andalusia. If you are a fish lover, the Atlantic-caught tuna in Cadiz is simply superb, as well as the sardines and other fried fish in Malaga. And last, but not least, we find fantastic seafood, such as clams, prawns or langoustines, that will make you want to come back. If you enjoy the haute cuisine, you will be happy to hear there are 18 Michelin-starred restaurants in Andalusia, adding 23 stars between them all and looking forward to welcoming you. Let us surprise your guests and clients with an event they will not forget. Nevertheless, food was the second thing visitors remembered the most when thinking about Andalusia. contact us tag Meridional Events is your DMC for all corporate and MICE events in Andalusia and the South of Spain. We organise business meetings, corporate events, incentives, team building activities and golf breaks in Malaga, Seville, Marbella, Granada and the Costa del Sol.   Do not hesitate to contact us for further information. The team at Meridional Events #MeetingsWithAPurpose

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