June 1st, 2010
At the end of last week part of the Spain-Holiday Team had a chance to get together over lunch and celebrate two important occasions, the birthday of Claus Sorensen and the welcoming of John Kramer to our team. A lovely lunch with great company and wonderful food undoubtedly gives me the perfect chance to share this experience with our readers, for you to get to know are team better and also receive another “tip” if you happen to pass by Malaga in search of a restaurant.
The events were celebrated in the Entremares restaurant located ideally along the beach only five minutes from Malaga city. Entremares is known for their exclusive and unique rice and fideua dishes. Their Mediterranean cuisine offer different types of paella using only the very best ingredients including the renowned selection of local fish and seafood. The rice and fideua dishes are served right before your eyes as a little table is set up next to yours and you can see the waiter carefully setting up your plate. Click here, for more information on Restaurant Entremares.
Fideua comes from the Valencian Community of Spain, hence the word Fideu means “noodle” in Valencian. The popular dish originated in the 1960´s when thin noodles where used instead of rice in the famous paella. The invention of the dish Fideua was said to be an “accident” and if true, quite an amusing story. Pascual Juan Bautista was a cook on one of the fishing boats in the harbor of Gandia, Valencia. The captain of the boat was extremely fond of rice and seafood dishes, and the other sailors hardly ever received their ration of the paella, the dish that was usually prepared. Juan Bautista tried to come up with a solution to the problem and therefore changed the rice to noodles to see if the dish would be less appetizing for the captain. Unfortunately the new invention did not work. To the contrarily the dish became so popular that the new recipe spread and reached all the restaurants of the ports in the area. Today Fideua is one of the most popular dishes served in Valencia.
The Spain-Holiday Team
The newest member to our team, John Kramer, was introduced to the rest of the team during the lunch. John, whom is originally from England, has settled in Spain after years of living in different parts of the world, such as; Madagascar, La Reunion, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, and England. Spain has been a strong hold point during all his life, as for the last three generations his family has enjoyed the Spanish lifestyle in Rincon de la Victoria. Dominating three languages; English, Spanish and French he is a great asset to the company. A big WELCOME TO JOHN!
I would like to express on behalf of the whole team, that the three members that could not make it this day, Claus Pedersen, Paula, and Gaël where extremely missed and even though we had a wonderful lunch there is nothing like having the whole team reunited together.