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KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHÍA MARBELLA-ESTEPONA ◊ DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR GUESTS & FRIENDS 2012-1

Fresh From the Garden

MEDITERRANEAN FOOD IS GOOD The Art of Garden:

OPEN AIR ART The Art of Spanish Wine:

SPECTACULAR: LA RIOJA


Passionate Andalusia

Resting on the southern shores of Andalucía, the Costa del Sol embraces the spirit of Mediterranean heritage and culture. Enjoy the unique charm of Marbella and Estepona, and allow the beautiful surroundings and the warmth of its people envelope you – Kempinski Hotel Bahía Marbella-Estepona. Rates from 180 € + VAT in a Deluxe Room For further information, please contact +34 952 809 500

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Ctra.de Cádiz, Km 159, E-29680 Marbella-Estepona, Spain T +34.952.809.500 reservation.estepona@kempinski.com


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Dear Guests, Dear Friends of the Kempinski Hotel Bahía, At Kempinski you expect quality. To guarantee this, our employees undergo continuous training. More importantly, they all love what they do, and this reflects on the ambience at the Kempinski. Our goal is to make you feel welcome, and that you return again and again. The Costa del Sol is a bit of paradise, with miles of beaches, the typical southern lifestyle, and sees more sunny days in the year than some places have in years. It is not surprising that on CNN's list of the coolest travel destinations Spain is seventh, and Andalucía is the most popular destination in Spain. It seems our Costa is developing into a hotspot for tourism. Read about the gastronomic events at the Kempinski that are sure to tantalize your palate. Come and experience the Flamenco Nights and the Full Moon Party on the beach by the sea.

Not to be missed are our art exhibitions in the Walk of Art Gallery and in the gardens of the Kempinski Bahía, which include drawings, exclusive photographs and sculptures. Last, but not least, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía has again been nominated by the WTA World Travel Award in the category of Best Resort Hotel in Spain. We would be happy if you gave us your vote to win this year. Welcome to the Costa del Sol, Bienvenido to the Kempinski Hotel Bahía!

Rüdiger C. Hollweg Rüdiger C. Hollweg General Manager

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Index 6 Review: The year started busy The first months in pictures

10 Pleasure around Kempinski

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Everything for Golf, Watersports, Horse Lovers

16 Summer Events Preview

From Flamenco to Jazz and Soul, from Mojito Nights to the Moraga Fiestas on the beach

24 The spanish Way of Life Vibrant Fiestas of Andalucia

34 Spectacular Rioja

The World recognizes the Spanish wine region La Rioja

44 The Kempinski Walk of Art

Open Air Art in the garden with sculptures, photographs and huge paintings in the Walk of Art Exhibition

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52 Bird of Paradise

The flower gives the gardens of the Kempinski the right name

58 Healthy Mediterranean Food

Fresh from the Kempinski Bahia own organic gardens

70 Smurfs Village

There is only one real Smurfs Village in the world and it is located just a short drive from the Kempinski.

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he Kempinski Hotel Bahia was quite busy during the first months of the year 2012 with the Football Club Dynamo Kiev (1) and the Moroccan national Football Team, the "Atlas Lions“ (2), the inauguration of the new Walk of Art (3), the new Mercedes SL Presentation in Marbella (4), the World Tuberculosis Day (5), Easter (6) and the VII. TapeArte Festival (7). Open Photogalleries with a click on the photos


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VII. TAPEARTE AT THE KEMPINSKI

Love Tapas? Álvaro Arbeloa Restaurante Takum, Marbella

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Amador Fernández Restaurante Amador,Málaga Fernando Rueda, Gastro-Critic and Journalist, is the Initiator of the event and the book TapeArte. It is disponible in the Kempinski Bahia Shop, or by order via email: shop@kempinski-marbella.com Fernando Rueda brought together 22 Chefs of Andalucia, all of them friends, some of them honored with 1 or 2 Michelin Stars. The mission: To save the diversity of the Tapa. During the last year he organised with the support of San Miguel and the help of the Chefs four gastronomic events, where all 22 Chefs came together in one of their kitchen to create, to cook and to have fun at the same time. The result is a Tapas Recipe Book, far away from being ordinary. A wealth of flavours, textures, aromas and colours of spanish cuisine – a melting pot of tastes and influences, all together in the 80 recipes for new, salty and sweet Tapas with an exclusive touch. The 22 succesful chefs of Andalucia together with Fernando Rueda surely brought awareness to the spanish regional cooking and how the flavours and traditions of each individual area of the region come together to produce the most fragrant and flavourful food. The 22 Chefs of TapeArte:

Benito Gómez Restaurante Tragatapas, Ronda Cati Schiff Restaurante La Hacienda, Marbella Celia Jiménez Restaurante Bodegas Campos, Córdoba Charo Carmona Restaurante Casa San Francisco, Antequera Diego del Río Restaurante El Lago, Marbella Fernando González Restaurante Manducare, Málaga Francisco Jarabo y Rafael Luque Restaurante Casa Luque Iván Bravo Restaurante El Realengo, Málaga Javier Hernández Restaurante Limonar40, Málaga Jordi Bataller Hotel Kempinski, Marbella-Estepona Juan Andrés Morilla Restaurante El Claustro, Granada Kisko García Restaurante Choco, Córdoba Mauricio Giovanini Restaurante Messina, Marbella Pachu Barrera y Carlos Fuentes Restaurante Lamoraga de Antonio Martin y Lamoraga del Centro, Málaga Richard Alcayde Restaurante Med, Torremolinos Sergio del Río Hotel Monte, Málaga Víctor Taborda Restaurante La Veranda, Marbella Willie Orellana Restaurante Uvedoble, Málaga


Kempinski Hotel BahĂ­a Executive Chef Jordi Bataller (left) and Sous-Chef Carlos Reyes with the 1.book of TapeArte


PLEASURE AROUND KEMPINSKI

Love Golf? Now open!

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The new Golf Desk in the Kempinski. In front of the Hotel Reception is the new Golf Desk, where Golfers get useful information and special price arrangements for all the Golf Courses in the area all year around. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia offers you the ultimate golf experience, together with some of the most exclusive golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Choose from more than 20 18-hole Golf Courses, easy to reach by car between 10 and 30 minutes. Book your reduced green fee at our new Golf Desk and benefit from special arrangements, which often include free amenities, for example free use of a golf car.

The Time-To-Golf Package includes: 1. 2, 3 or 4 night accommodation in one of the luxurious rooms or suites 2. Daily breakfast buffet 3. Green fees to be chosen from the 28 best golf courses on the Costa del Sol 4. Free access to the Kempinski Spa and free use of the fitness studio, sauna and indoor heated pool Minimum Handicap: male 28 / female 36 2-Night Package: from 472 EUR (VAT included) per package, based on double occupancy, including 1 green fee per person Single occupancy package rates are available on request. Additional green fees are available for alternative golf courses. Rates are inclusive of VAT. Offer is subject to availability and to change without prior notice. Price from: 472.00 EUR *click here*


PLEASURE AROUND KEMPINSKI

Love Water? New Summer Fun Activities!

The summer is full of fun at the Kempinski Bahia! This year water lovers can enjoy just about everything in and on the water, including: Parasailing Jet Ski (eco, with reduced noise!) Jet-Ski-Excursions for 1 hour Banana Riding Canoe Padelboat Boat-Rentals Snorkeling Volleyball More details and informations on the official Kempinski Blog – clic here!

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Summer Fun with Watersports at the Kempinski!


PLEASURE AROUND KEMPINSKI

Love Horses? The “Escuela De Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol� is located within a 5 minute drive from the Kempinski.

from all over Spain and Northern Europe together for riding courses, dressage clinics and jumping courses.

It is one of the biggest and more renowned equestrian centers in Spain, offering some of the finest equestrian facilities in Europe.

Adult tailor made courses, be it to enhance riding and horse care, for riding competitively or purely for personal gain.

Complying with the latest Health and Safety Legislations the Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa del Sol is a British Horse Society (BHS) approved riding establishment as well as officially recognized by the Andalusian Federation of Horse Riding (FAH) and awarded with the highest ranking, 4 stirrups.

There is a range of facilities, over 30 well schooled horses and ponies, and BHS trained and qualified staff.

Whatever the level of ability is, the Riding School can cater to all needs, from enhancing self-confidence, responsibility and horsemanship skills.

Courses are suitable for everyone, from a total beginner or a competent rider, which wants to improve dressage and jumping skills.

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What to do with the Kids?

Outstanding Junior Courses make learning about, working with, and riding horses fun, bringing children

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PREVIEW KEMPINSKI BAHIA SUMMER EVENTS


PREVIEW KEMPINSKI BAHIA SUMMER EVENTS


Spain's legendary Serrano ham couldn‘t be missed at any party. From all Serrano ham varieties the Iberico ham is the „caviar“. It is a very special kind of ham, because it comes from the Iberian black pig, a rare Spanish breed in the highlands, where black pigs reared in the wild, mostly without any stables. Iberico ham is one of the most exquisite and most expensive delicacies of the world


PREVIEW KEMPINSKI BAHIA SUMMER EVENTS

ea ood The Kempinski Seafood Buffet is well recognized by Seafood Lovers – The freshest Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels, Crabs, Shellfish, Sushi and Salads from the Hotel‘s organic garden and a variety of meat and desserts. Don‘t miss out! Make your reservation in time for an enjoyable lunch in a unique atmosphere on the beachside: Tel. 952.809.500


PREVIEW KEMPINSKI BAHIA SUMMER EVENTS


Step into the summer life created for you at the Kempinski with Live Jazz and Flamenco, spectacular Seafood Buffets and Mojitos – it‘s the place to be!


ANDALUSIAN FIESTAS


ANDALUSIAN FIESTAS


The spanish calendar is full of Ferias and Fiestas – one of the many reasons, why especially Andalucia is a preferred destination to people from around the world


ANDALUSIAN FIESTAS


The spectacle of the Sevilla Procession is a public magnet, not only for the thousands of tourists, but also for the Sevillanas

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ANDALUSIAN FIESTAS

The traditional Summer Fiesta during the first or second week in July lasts seven days in a row, with music, dance and lots of spectacles‌


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panish Fiestas are always a wealth of colors, especially in Andalusia, the melting pot of Spanish traditions. Fiestas do still have a great importance and big influence on the way of live of the people in the southern part of Spain. It starts mid February when colourful masquerades and groups of jesters enliven the streets at this time. During the Easter Week are many religious processions, organized by the local brotherhoods. From May to July there is a fiesta somewhere almost every second week with music and dance, processions of floats, parades of horsemen, musical and folklore shows. Numerous events during August are organised especially for the enjoyment of the visitors.


ANDALUSIAN FIESTAS

Fiestas are in general the place where everybody meets everybody – somebody might even get to know another buddy…


THE ART OF SPANISH WINES


SPECTACULAR RIOJA Rioja is the region, which made the Spanish wine recognized outside of Spain. The Rioja wine is the product of a long and varied tradition of winemaking in this area. Like many of Europe‘s most renowned wine areas, some of the Rioja vineyards were founded by the Ancient Romans. The 3 main regions of the area are Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. Each region produces its own unique variety of Rioja wine. The Tempranillo grape is the main grape who is used for the production of red wine.

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THE ART OF SPANISH WINES

LA RIOJA:SPECTACULAR If you travel to Spain, something you cannot fail to appreciate is the wine. Of all the wine regions in Spain, it is the wine from La Rioja which is the most well known. Clearly there are many points of artistic and cultural interest in Spain, but there are also many related to the world of wine. Interestingly not many people know that Spain has the world‘s largest vineyard area, followed by France. Still, in comparison to France, where the wine is well recognized centuries, it has only been in the last 25 years that Spanish wine has become popular. Wine has been cultivated in La Rioja for over two thousand years, as witnessed by the numerous archaeological remains dating back to the time of Roman rule.

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In 2011, La Rioja was named by the world's largest wine portal Smooth.com as the wine region of the Year. It was also last year that La Rioja broke the record with more than 120 million bottles exported. One of the criteria for the award was that specifically Rioja wines offer a wide individual variety. Smooth.com Editor Gregory Dal Piaz: „Rioja is a region to explore, because the wines are too good to ignore. There is no other denomicacion in 2011, who is competitive in terms of offering so much diversity to the consumer“.

Classification of La Rioja: Excellent: 1994, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011 Very good: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Spanish proverb says: Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach


Kempinski Hotel Bahia Maitre and Sommelier Francisco Gonzalez:

Kempinski Hotel Bahia Executive Chef Jordi Bataller:

Rioja red wines are classified into four categories. The first, simply labeled Rioja, is the youngest, spending less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Crianza is wine aged for at least two years, at least one of which was in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged for at least three years, of which at least one year is in oak. Finally, Rioja Gran Reserva wines have been aged at least two years in oak and three years in the bottle.

„I personally like to play with the elements of food. I do respect the natural products and always try to give our guests an extraordinary experience in our 5-star hotel. For example if we make a simple Gazpacho, we invite guests to go to our organic garden to pick the tomatoes and peppers themselfes.

Francisco Gonzalez recommends for: • Fish & Seafood If the dish is a white fish, molluscs and small crustaceans, a young white wine will be adequate. For large blue fish or shellfish (lobster) a barrel fermented white is the perfect combination, which will highlight the sweet flavors of seafood. • Meat A good steak should be accompanied by an exquisite young red wine. For other red meat and game a red reserve wine is best. • Tapas For tapas, a young red wine will be the ideal companion. These wines are lightweight and full of flavors, that highlight the flavors of the tapas.

Food and wine culture goes together – and in Spain people always serve wine with lunch and dinner. I think the Spanish wine, especially the wines from La Rioja, have a long history and are very competitive in my opinion. The right wine supports the taste of every dish, and particularly the Mediterranean food.“

Reserva and Gran Reserva wines are not necessarily produced each year. Also produced are wines in a semi-crianza style, those that have had a couple of months oak influence but not enough to be called a full crianza. The designation of crianza, Reserva etc. might not always appear on the front label but may appear on a neck or back label in the form of a stamp designation known as Consejo


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SPANISH GRAPES INCLUDE:

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TEMPRANILLO (Red): The Tempranillo grape varietal is believed to be a variant of Pinot Noir, and to have been brought to Spain by pilgrims during the Crusades . The name derives from the Spanish word temprana (which means early), because the grape usually is harvested during late September. It has generally been planted throughout Spain and in the Rioja region, but thrives particularly well in the Rioja Alavesa. Tempranillo prefers a soil that is rich in calcium and limestone. This varietal is thick skinned and produces wines of deep color, but not necessarily high in alcohol. Naturally, Tempranillo tends to be lower in acidity and more "malic," which means that wines made solely from this varietal will hold back their color but not loose fruit over time. Generally, Tempranillo is blended with small amounts of Garnacha, Mazuelo and/or Graciano to compensate for lack of acidity and longevity. GARNACHA (Red): This varietal is Spanish in origin, influenced by the Mediterranean. It is grown in the Penedès region, where surrounding mountains keep the humid climate locked in. More commonly used for blending, Garnacha has a relatively long growing season, but buds break later in the Spring than Tempranillo. It is low in malic acid, which can cause easy oxidation. However, the wines it produces are high in alcohol, 15 to 16 percent is not unusual. The wines from Garnacha tend to have a more fruity sweet flavor, which makes them perfect for rosÊ wines. GRACIANO (Red): The grape makes a soft, subtle, aromatic wine that is long lived. It is traditionally picked in mid-October. Today there are Graciano grapes in France than in Spain. MAZUELO (Red): Originally from Aragon in Spain, this varietal is one of the most widely planted varietals in the world. Mazuelo buds late in the Spring, making it susceptible to frost. It produces high yields, is thick-skinned, rich in color and high in tannins and acidity.


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REMARKABLE TIMELINE:  The history of Rioja Wine began in 11th century BC with the Phoenician settlers.  The French influence took over in the 19th century in Rioja and some of the greatest wines were produced using the long oak ageing method, taken up very enthusiastically by the Riojans.  In 1970 the Regulations for Denominación de Origen were approved and in the early 1990's the esteemed "Calificada" nomination was awarded to the Rioja region which made it the first Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) in Spain. The Bodegas YSIOS (Photo) is one of its kind in the country, if not in the entire world. The sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava made this avant-garde breathtaking Winery. The facility has a wavelike structure, with its rolling wooden contours that seamlessly integrate into the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains of Spain. The Name Ysios is a combination of the two Egyptian gods, Isis and Osiris.


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There are many unique items on the market for wine enthusiasts. Whether for your own home or as a special gift unusual wine accessories are an eye catcher. From the bottle holder in elegant high heels style to the useful wine rack which looks like a piano, which also holds wine glasses – from modern to classic, there are some must haves, like the “Roots” Decanter, which will surely grab your guests’ attention.


WALK OF ART IN THE KEMPINSKI


Paintings: Christian von Grumbkow Sculptures: Stefanie Wollenhaupt Photographie Arts: Michael Utz Exhibition at the Kempinski BahĂ­a Marbella


WALK OF ART IN THE KEMPINSKI


Bio Christian von Grumbkow The German Artist was born 1946 in Oberhausen (near Essen). At the age of 20, von Grumbkow studied the next 5 years with Professor Rudolf Schoofs (WKS/GHS Wuppertal) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Following 10 years of lectureship at the Folkwangschule in Essen, meantime he was also founder, guitarist and writer front of the Rockband Hoelderlin, von Grumbkow startet 1988 as guest lecturer for painting in Vienna, London, USA, Canada and Germany. Von Grumbkow received 2009 the Award of the Christa and Enno SpringmannStiftung in Essen for his massive works of 7 paintings, each of the size 2,50mx2,50m, for the entrance of their new building. Exhibitions:

CHRISTIAN von GRUMBKOW: “I was very impressed of Las Palmas, which I visited in 2006. You see the influence in my paintings�

2001 Museum Goch, Art Bodensee, Gallery Epikur 2002 "Water and light", City Gallery Lipstadt, Art Cologne, Gallery Epikur Wuppertal, Von-der-Heydt-Museum Wuppertal: Barmer Biennale 2003 Art Association Marburg (with Thomas Kohl and Michael v. Ofen) 2004 Arte Vivendi, Pietra Santa, Italia 2005 South West Paintings, 78th Street Gallery, Santa Fe, USA 2006 "Art attracts", Art Association Pforzheim 2007 Cologne Fine Art, Gallery Epikur 2009 Barmenia Insurance Project, Wuppertal 2010 Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Epikur, Wuppertal "Appossionata", Gallery Epikur, Wuppertal (since May 28,2010) 2.Art and Culture Summer in Stromberg-Schindeldorf Art Haut-Rhin Alsace, France st-art Strasbourg 2010, France 2011 1. international Art Event in HinterzARTen, Germany Participation BMW-Art Christmas Advent Calendar Munich, Berlin, Cologne Website: www.grumbkow-colors.de


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STEFANIE WOLLENHAUPT: “My sculptures are telling their own history whilst getting in contact with the surroundings sphere…“


Bio Stefanie Wollenhaupt The German Sculpture Artist was born 1961 in Saarland (Germany). At the age of 20, Wollenhaupt studied until 1983 5th Semester graphic design at University Saarbrßcken with Professor Sessler and O. Hohlweck 1983 - 1988 Study of art focusing sculptures and training to be a Waldorf – class teacher in Witten, Germany Since 1987 Art courses and seminars on a voluntary basis for inmates of the young offenders institute Iserlohn, Germany. Numerous sculpture and painting courses for adults, also in the USA. Stefanie Wollenhaupt is a mother of 4 kids.

Exhibitions: Big Sculpture Horse and Homo Sapiens in the Orthopedic Clinics of Volmarstein 2007 until 2009 WOGA Wuppertal, FLOW FINE ART Leverkusen 2010 2. ART- and Culture summer in Germany, and st-art Strasbourg, France 2011 1. international Art Event in Germany, HinterzARTen


WALK OF ART IN THE KEMPINSKI

Bio Michael Utz The German Artist was born 1949 in Karlsruhe. At the age of 26, Utz completed his teaching degree in English, German and Pedagogy in Heidelberg. He worked 10 years as a teacher before he switched 1989 into entertainment, where he was trained for 2 years as a radio producer. From 1991 – 1993 Training in large format camera, studio- and darkroom techniques. Since 1995 Utz is working as a freelance photo designer (as well as a radio producer)

Exhibitions: 2008 Exhibition „Pictures from Steel“at the head office of stainless steel plant DEUTSCHE EDELSTAHLWERKE GmbH in Witten, Germany. 2009 Participation BMW-Art advent calender Munich and Berlin - Godfather: Jonas Kaufmann 2010 Photo-Shooting BMW in Munich ART HAUT-RHIN Alsace, France and st-art Strasbourg, France 2011 1. international art event in Hinterzarten Exhibition – presentations - artists path to the Hotels 2011 Gallery Stadtmühle St. Goarshausen in Tal der Loreley, Germany

Website: www.michael-utz.net

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas ~


MICHAEL UTZ: “I got my inspirations from the sea. It‘s unbelievable how it changes every day!“


Text: Sissi v. Wittgenstein / Source: Wikipedia KEMPINSKI GARDENS


Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. The genus is named after the duchy of MecklenburgStrelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because the resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. It is one of the many flowers that grow in the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Gardens.


KEMPINSKI GARDENS


Guests call the Kempinski Bahia a small paradise, maybe because of the lush gardens, where one can always find a perfect place to relax and enjoy


KEMPINSKI GARDENS


One of the great glories of the Kempinski Hotel Bahia is the garden, which won two awards for best garden in the year of the inauguration of the resort. But in case you should conceive of a garden as an outdoor occurrence, the integration of hotel and foliage gives a parklike feeling, where strolling out of one and into the other gives little clue as to the dividing line. In the gardens, the three swimming pools interconnect through cascades and seem almost as if they are part of the landscape.

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THE ART OF MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Healthy M Fresh From (El Huerto)


Mediterranean Food

The Vegetable Garden Of The Kempinski BahĂ­a


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he region of Málaga is rich in products castañas and wine from Ronda, citrus fruits and vegetables from the coast, olives and avocados from Antequera. Not to forget the fresh fish and the legendary Jamon Serrano, to name just a few. It is rare known fact, that for example Italy is one of the main importers of products from the Málaga region, followed by France, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal, which are big buyers of olive oil. And who knew that Japan is the country that imports the most Andalusia products ?

Kempinski Executive Chef Jordi Bataller (left) and Sous Chef Carlos Reyes in the Kempinski own organic garden.

Mediterranean cuisine is recognized worldwide as healthy cuisine. Statistics prove that people live longer and healthier lives if they treat themselves to Mediterranean food.

Vegetables from the Kempinski Bahía own Garden Eden There comes a time in life when one starts to care about food. For the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Executive Chef Jordi Bataller it started very early. As a food lover par excellence he “plays around with the elements”, as he says. No vegetable is too simple and no fruit is too ordinary for Bataller, to not experiment with it. The tomato is one of the basic ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine. It’s the elementary ingredient for the “Gazpacho”, a cold soup of raw vegetables, originating in the southern region of Andalucia. Gazpacho plays a major role in Andalusian cuisine. It is made of tomatoes, pepper, garlic and olive oil. Gazpacho is especially popular during the summer to cool off.


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know that our guests do expect more”, says Bataller. This inspires him to play

around with the elements and make spectacles where there is no spectacle. He explains: „In the kitchen we always respect the elements. But I like to play with them a lot. Take for example the simple Gazpacho: - I remove the juice from the tomatoes, and make an ice cube out of it. - With the rest of the tomato I make a puree. -Take note, that this is still the same element, but we play with different textures. - Now you can celebrate making the Gazpacho in front of the guest, by - placing the ice cube into a cocktail glass, adding the purée, the pepper and the - fresh herbs, which come from El Huerto, our organic garden. Voilá, there you have the fresh Gazpacho, made in front of the guest. Its easy and gives the guest a little “WoW“-effect. This makes it different and a new experience for the guest.“

The MIB from the Kempinski Kitchen: Jordi Bataller (left) and Carlos Reyes


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Salmon from the Grill with Vegetables from the Kempinski BahĂ­a own organic garden


THE ART OF MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE


Fresh Salad with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Vegetables from the Kempinski BahĂ­a own organic garden


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Shrimps with green Asparagus and Vegetables from the Kempinski BahĂ­a own organic garden


KIDS ADVENTURE


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There is only one real Smurfs Village worldwide. It is located directly above the Kempinski Hotel BahĂ­a, 600 meters high in the mountains

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GPS Coordinates: 36°37′N 5°10′W

29462 Júzcar

KIDS ADVENTURE

The world's only Smurf Village is located 600 meters directly above the Kempinski Hotel Bahía as the crow flies, and only an hour's drive away. The world's only Smurf Village is located just an hour's drive from the Kempinski Hotel Bahía. The Andalucian village of Júzcar has an area of 33 square kilometres, a population of 221, 175 houses, a church and a small cemetery. Last spring, every building in the village was painted in a dazzling Smurf blue, with 4,000 litres of paint. Sony Pictures came up with the idea to promote the premiere of the movie Smurfs 3D in summer, which turned out to be the hit for Júzcar. According to the agreement between Sony Pictures and the mayor of Júzcar, David Tirado Fernandez, the village was due to be re-painted white again late last year. But the citizens of Júzcar voted against this on December 18. The Smurf Village was such a huge success for everybody. Usually, the village is visited by about

300 tourists each year. Last year, after the blue paint job, Júzcar registered more than 80,000 visitors. The village is permanently holding Smurf Fairs, and hosting events like a Smurf Moonlight Fun Run and a Smurf Painting Competition to make sure the fans keep coming. The "MercaPitufo“ (or Smurf Market ) offers sweets, Smurf gifts, Spanish products like cheese and ham, cosmetics and handicrafts. Children can get a Smurf Make-up for just €1.50, and photographs with the Smurf characters are free. On weekends and holidays, the town offers special Smurf Excursions for children aged 4 to 10 throughout the village, full of games, workshops, gifts and surprises. The evil Gargamel is sure to be lurking around some corner....


PREVIEW OF THE RENAISSANCE OF THE TAPAS OF SPAIN

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In the next issue we talk about the modern spanish Tapas, which have nothing to do with the well known ordinary Tapa. 22 Top Chefs of Andalucia do proof, that the “little appetizers” are far away from being “just” appetizers!

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CREDITS/CONTRIBUTORS

PREVIEW VOLUME 2-2012

THE SPA Enjoy the treatments with products from St.Barth and Terraké at the Kempinski Bahía and benefit from special prices

THE KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHIA E-MAGAZINE TEAM PUBLISHER: KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHiA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SISSI V.WITTGENSTEIN

SVWITTGENSTEIN@KEMPINSKI-MARBELLA.COM

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS CORINNE FRYBURG JACKIE WEISS AZIZA JAKUBOVA PHOTOS: KEMPINSKI HOTEL BAHIA, JACKIE WEISS, ANDRE GERHARD, CHRISTINA KALWEIT-STÄRZ

THE SUITES

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