New gourmet group explores international cuisine on the Costa Blanca

DINERS: The Altean Gourmet Group members enjoy their first official dining experience.

FOOD lovers will be delighted to hear a new group has been formed in the Costa Blanca with the sole purpose of learning to cook and experience international cuisine, right here on our doorstep.

The Altean Gourmet Group, set up by Stuart and Dorian, officially kicked off with a cooking lesson and tasting session at The Gurkha Restaurant in Albir last month, and will be followed by a cooking demonstration at Mana Lounge Beach in Altea tomorrow evening (Thursday, March 12).

Stuart, who has recently moved to the area, said: “Every month, we will visit a local restaurant. During our visit we meet with the head chef and in their kitchen they teach us to how to cook one or two of their signature dishes.

“It is also a chance to meet new people and to have fun learning about different cuisines and how to cook them.”

There is no financial motive for the group, Stuart and Dorian simply want to share their love of food with like-minded people, and already have 146 members having launched just weeks ago.

To find out more, visit The Altean Gourmet Group Facebook page.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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