For over 7 years we have been hiding our light under a bushel! Concentrating hard on getting the hospitality side of the business right, we have been hiding a secret.
Lucy is a trained chef and has been developing a delicious array of dishes influenced by local recipes and wherever possible using locally sourced products.
We know that we have got our breakfasts right – our guests have told us so. Simplicity is of the essence along with good quality ingredients. Lucy has really cracked her mother in law’s recipe for the liver paste we serve – a traditional recipe handed down through the generations from the province of Badajoz, where Angel’s family originate.
The Iberian pork liver pate, another recipe from Victoria, Angel’s mother, is another hit. Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil is Angel’s speciality. We have a wide selection of oils for you to try, from Andalucia and Extremadura, including 2 from our natural park. Some places actually charge for olive oil tasting sessions, while with us, should you wish, you will get a mound of information from Angel during your breakfast about the tastes, aroma and shades as he guides you through the variety of oils we offer. If you get as passionate as Angel then there’s plenty more oils in the back for you to try! For the sweeter tooth we always have a homemade jam on the go, usually strawberry as Lucy can’t make enough of it, but we always try to make apricot if we don’t miss the short season and quince which is bountiful in Alájar late autumn.
We buy our honey from Julián who produces his own from a few hives in a mainly cork and holm oak area. The best thing about his honey is that he doesn’t remove the pollen, making it even better for you.
Our walnuts are from Ana who has a number of organic trees in El Calabacino which is where our wholemeal bread comes from, produced in an old Arabian wood fired oven by Uli.
Our white bread is the typical village bread also produced in a wood fired oven. Fresh seasonal fruit and cereal are also available for you to help yourself to.
We have always produced tasty healthy meals and everyone that has eaten at La Posada de Alájar can vouch for that. Home cooked food made on the day especially for you is our speciality, using as much local and organic produce as the seasons permit. Our range of dishes is based on traditional family meals that are hard to find in other restaurants but we like to add a slight twist too!
The restaurant is based at San Marcos were we offer al fresco dining, weather permitting.
Our menu will change with the seasons to be able to incorporate the best of each season and once our organic vegetable garden is up and running we will be using as much produce from there as possible.
Homemade and just the right quantity! We, ourselves, are walkers and we couldn’t cope with the traditional Spanish lunch during a walk. There is sometimes a lack of open bars in the area so, with the plentiful beauty spots to stop and eat lunch in this glorious countryside, we always take a picnic with us. Our picnics consist of a main bite, cheese and salami tapas, a small salad, bread, a homemade cake, juice and a piece of fruit. You won’t repeat the same picnic unless you specifically request to!
With the advent of the swimming pool we are developing the idea of serving hot and cold typical tapas and salads around the pool or on the terrace during the lunch time hours. Although living in Andalucia for many years, Lucy, being English can still sympathise with northern European lunch times and so our lunch times will coincide more with your timetable than ours.