Jávea U3A
 

Spanish
Culture and Cuisine

Group Leader Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie
Email Addr spanish.culture.cuisine@u3ajavea.org
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Meeting Venue As arranged
Meeting Day and Time As arranged.

Our “get-togethers” will take place every 7/8 weeks, and will include visits to places of special cultural and historical interest, lunches/dinners at selected Spanish restaurants offering typical regional dishes, bodegas, guitar and flamenco music – everything that we enjoy about living in Spain! 

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Events Summary (full details follow this summary):

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2018  
Thurs 24th May Tigernuts and Horchata Tour
Weds 6th June Social Get-together (after talk on "A Brief History of Xàbia (Jávea) as reflected in its Archaeology")
25th July - 3rd Aug River Cruise on Guadalquivir river.
2019  
21st-29th April Iberian River Cruise – Valley of the Douro from Portugal to Spain

 

 

 

Please be aware that members taking part in this activity do so entirely at their own risk. Members are responsible for their own medical cover.

 

 



Tigernuts and Horchata Tour

Day trip

Thursday 24th May

Total Cost:

€ 35 pp

Includes:

Coach, entrance to El Museu, guided tour, tasting at Horta Viva & 3 course lunch.

Status:

Booking for this event opens at 09:00 on Saturday 17th February via email.

Payment:

In full

Due by:

Weds 28th Feb Meeting

 

Bank Transfer Code:

HORCHATA

Departure:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

07:45 for 08:00

Return:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

18:30 Approx.

Organisers:

Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie spanish.culture.cuisine@u3ajavea.org

Summary

Our excursion was to begin with a visit to Los Silos in Burjassot,Valencia, but we have recently been informed by the Tourist Office that this will not be possible as restoration work has been planned for the spring and the site will be closed to visitors. 

Therefore we will now visit El Museu d'Història de València which is located in the old water station that used to supply the city, built in 1850.  Made entirely from brick, it represents one of the most attractive examples of 19th-century industrial architecture, with a total of 250 columns.

We will then continue to La Huerta de València where one of the local market gardens - Horta Viva – will give us a Tigernuts and Horchata Tour.  The history of the tiger nut goes back about 4,000 years to Ancient Egypt. The Arabs brought it to Spain in the 8th century, considering it to have a delicate flavour serving to make a drink they called chufa milk which was the base for today's horchata de chufas. It was in the 13th century that the crop spread to the Mediterranean area within today's Valencian Community and had become a favoured drink for its refreshing and nutritious properties.

Following the tour we will make our way to Port Saplaya, nick-named “Little Venice”, where we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

See Tigernuts & Horchata for a full description of the trip.

 

 



Social Get-together (following "A Brief History of Jávea" talk)

Lunch

Weds 6th June

Total Cost:

€ 15 pp including tip

Includes:

Lunch and a drink

Status:

Book Now

Payment:

In full

Due by:

Weds 25th April Meeting

 

Bank Transfer Code:

TABERNA

Organisers:

Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie spanish.culture.cuisine@u3ajavea.org

We are very pleased to announce that Christine Betterton-Jones will be giving a repeat of the excellent presentation which she gave to the History Group, entitled

A Brief History of Xàbia (Jávea) as reflected in its Archaeology,

to members of our Spanish Culture & Cuisine group on Wednesday 6th June in the Casa Cultura, Jávea old town:  11:30 - 13:00, followed by Q&A - please see the synopsis below.  There is no charge for this event and seats are on a first-come basis.

Lunch

For those members who would like to have lunch and socialise after the presentation, we would be very pleased to have you join us at the Taberna Mediterranea Restaurante in the plaza outside the Casa Cultura.  

The lunch will start at 13:30 and will be an "all you can eat" hot/cold buffet (bread / salad / cheese / pasta / rice / meats / fish etc.), followed by dessert. It will include a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink + water on the table (additional drinks may be purchased direct at the bar).  If you would particularly like to have a fish choice included in the buffet then please let us know, as the chef will cook the fresh fish according to the number of members in the group requesting this. 

 

The Talk

Christine Betterton-Jones, a committee member of Amics del Museu de Xàbia (Friends of the Xàbia Museum), will present:

 “… an overview of Xàbia's history with particular reference to important archaeological sites and artefacts. Despite suffering multiple assaults through conflict, thoughtless destruction and extensive urban development, this small municipality retains archaeological sites and artefacts which record human habitation spanning 30,000 years and four great civilisations. The richness of the archaeological record here is due mainly to the initiatives and extensive work carried out over more than 30 years by archaeologist Joaquim Bolufer Marqués, Director of the Soler Blasco Museum, Xàbia.

 



River Cruise on the Guadalquivir

10 days

25th July- 3rd Aug 2018

Total Cost:

Between €1280 - €1524 depending on cabin type.

Additional Single Supplement.

Includes:

8-day Cruise, excursions, coach, overnight hotels, etc.

Status:

Event full. Waiting list in operation.

Deposit:

€100pp.

Due by:

Paid

2nd Payment:

€500pp

Due by:

Paid

3rd Payment:

€500pp

Due by:

Weds 28th Feb General Meeting

Payment:

Balance

Due by:

Weds 30th May General Meeting

 

Bank Transfer Code:

River Cruise

Departure:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

08:15 for 08:30

Return:

Interior·s, Jávea Port

18:00 Approx.

Organisers:

Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie spanish.culture.cuisine@u3ajavea.org

 

Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy and Flamenco

Sevilla - Cádiz - El Puerto De Santa Maria - Isla Minima - Sevilla

Itinerary

River Cruise 2018 is a very detailed schedule of the trip, identifying all the wonderful places that will be visited.

 



Iberian River Cruise – Valley of the Douro from Portugal to Spain

9-day trip

21st – 29th April 2019

Total Cost:

See itinerary

Includes:

See itinerary

Status:

Fully Booked - Waiting List in operation

Deposit:

Paid

Due by:

Now

Balance:

 

Due by:

TBA

 

Bank Transfer Code:

Douro Cruise

Organisers:

Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie spanish.culture.cuisine@u3ajavea.org

Itinerary

A 9-day trip which will include return flights to/from Valencia/Oporto (with coach transfers), 1 night in a central hotel in Oporto, followed by a 7-night cruise on the MS Infante Don Henrique and a visit to Salamanca, one of Spain’s most beautiful cities.

For a full description of the trip, click Douro River Cruise.

 


Spanish Culture and Cuisine

Group Leaders: Angela Chantry & Tony Dearie.


PAYMENT

Payment By Cheque

Payments of €50 or over can be made by cheque at the General Meeting to one of the Spanish Culture and Cuisine Group Leaders.

However, we prefer that you pay by Cash or by Bank Transfer as Cheques cause the Jávea U3A considerable extra work and also result in bank charges. Thanks.


If you really need to pay by Cheque, then it should be made payable to:

ASOC SOCIAL DE LA TERCERA EDAD DE JAVEA

and please remember to put the name of the Trip on the reverse of the cheque.

 

Bank Transfer

You can pay for Spanish Culture and Cuisine Events by Bank Transfer.

Each Trip has a unique Bank Transfer Code and you must use this code along with names and membership numbers of those being paid for as part of the Bank Transfer Reference. See Payment By Bank Transferfor details.

Once payment has been made, you should send an email to the Trip Organiser to confirm your payment, quoting your name(s), membership number(s) and the name of the trip.


PHOTOS From Previous Events [Click on the camera icon to view the photos].

Photos from La Noche de Mexico on 22nd February 2018.

Photos from Christmas Party 2017 on 11th December 2017.

Photos from the day trip to Anna & a Brewery in October 2017.

Photos from the day trip to L'Olleria in September 2017.

Photos from the 4-day trip to Archena in June 2017.

Photos from the day trip to Manises in May 2017.

Photos from the Tuna de Xàbia evening in February 2017 at Nau Nau Club Nautico, Jávea.

Photos from Christmas Party 2016 on 12th December 2016.

Photos from A day in Cullera 2 on 13th October 2016.

Photos from A day in Cullera on 4th October 2016.

Photos from La Noche de Flamenco in September 2016.

Photos from the Folklore Lunch in June 2016.

Photos from the Mar Menor - Lorca trip in May 2016.

Photos/video from the Tuna de Xàbia evening in March 2016 at Club de Tenis, Jávea.

Photos from the visit to 3 museums in Valencia in February 2016.

Photos from the Tuna de Xàbia evening in October 2015 at Club de Tenis, Jávea.

Photos from a visit to the Maserof Winery and Museum in June 2015 in Sierra Bernia.

Photos from the day trip to Valencia to visit the Mestalla and the Bullring in May 2015.

Photos from the trip to Ayna in April 2015.

Photos from the trip to La Piscina Flamenco show in March 2015.

Photos from the trip to La Piscina Flamenco show in January 2015.

Photos from the Christmas Party held in Jávea Players Studio in December 2014.

Photos from a visit to the Maserof Winery and Museum in November 2014 in Sierra Bernia.

Photos from the evening at L'Escut in September 2014 featuring Duo Intermezzo.

Photos from the evening trips to Casa Calleja in June/July 2014.

Photos from the 4 day trip to Tortosa, Montserrat and Vinarós in May 2014.

Photos from the day trip to Novelda in March 2014.

Photos from the Trencall Restaurant "Paella Lunch" on January 2014.


Spanish Culture and CuisineGroup Leaders: Angela Chantry & Tony Dearie.