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2015 SOLLER VALLEY EXPERIENCE - OLIVE ODYSSEY WEEKEND

AND VILLAGE ANIMAL FESTIVAL. 16,17 & 18th JANUARY.

In anticipation of another glorious January, Ca’n Reus invites you to

join us for the following…..

Friday, January 16th: Welcome dinner in Ca'n Reus.

Saturday, January 17th

Morning: After the famous (very substantial and varied) Ca’n Reus

breakfast, we stroll down to the neighbouring village of

Biniaraix and to the six hundred year old olive farm at

Ca’n Det. First, we pick the olives (six kilos are needed to

produce a litre bottle!), throw them into the 15th century

press, retire for a typical Mallorquin workers’ lunch in the

barn nextdoor – P’amboli (crusty peasant bread smeared

with garlic, olive oil and tomato and topped with cheese

and smoked ham) and then collect the litre bottle of olive

oil made from the olives we have picked!

Afternoon: Time to get out of your olive picker’s gear and smarten up

to go for the 30 minute trip by road to Palma for an Olive

Oil Cookery Class with the team of Michelin Star chef

Marc Fosh. (Recipes include chocolate olive oil ice cream

– smooth, silky and unbelievably delicious).

We eat what we cook.

Evening: free either in Palma or transport provided back to Fornalutx.

Sunday, January 18th:

11.00 a.m. : Festival of San Antonio – the blessing of the village animals. An exciting

and heartwarming spectacle as grandfathers steer ponies and traps through

the village, filled with excited grandchildren, young bucks gallop over the

cobbled streets and the rest of us bring our cats, dogs and birdcages to be

blessed by the village priest. (If you do not have a live animal handy, you

can bring your favourite soft toy. He/she will also get a blessing!)

12.00 a.m. A one and half hour walk downhill through some of the most ancient and

spectacular olive trees in the valley to lunch with Maria and Guillermo at

their 17th century farmhouse, Balitx d’Avall. Sunday lunch will be either

roast home grown goat or another Mallorquin speciality, rabbit with onion.

Explore their 13th century tower, the chapel, the ancient olive press and

Guillermo’s eccentric art collection before walking back to Fornalutx.

(Transport provided for those who would rather not.)

Evening: A tapas supper at Ca’n Reus

Cost: 579 euros per couple; 400 euros individual.

25 euros extra per night for a room with mountain view.

Additional nights: 100 euros per double room (25 euros extra

for room with mountain view); 60 per single.

 

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