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10th Anniversary of the Pilon Restaurant in Competa

Last month marked the 10th Anniversary of the Pilon restaurant in Competa. The Grapevine spoke to the owners Christian and Mari Lu and was invited to their 10th Anniversary Party held at their restaurant.

The party was to celebrate 10yrs of business and to pay tribute to those that had played a part in creating their successful business from the first kitchen and front of house staff employed by them, to their regular and long term customers, to suppliers, their builder and close friends – they were all invited to enjoy free food, wine and live entertainment. 


Bullfighting in Canillas de Albaida

Whist travelling round Andalucia I have observed, and fallen in love with many parts of Spain and it’s culture.

The bull fight is undoubtedly an important part of Southern Spain’s culture and still very popular. However the closest I had got to one was looking down onto Malaga’s huge bull ring and a few snatches of ‘Match of the Day’ for bull fights which are televised on Saturday’s.


Noche del Vino

To see last Years Noche Del Vino photos  Click Here 

Cómpeta is best known to many for its locally produced wine, available both dry and sweet, as well as being plentiful and cheap.

One of the most popular annual fiesta’s in Cómpeta is the Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine). On the 15th of August which features a programme of flamenco and sevillana music and dance plus plenty of free flowing wine!


Sevilla in June


A couple of years ago, to celebrate our first decade as a couple, we decided to romantically go to Seville, for a long weekend.

Will booked a hotel, and we went by train, (a cheap, convenient and comfortable trip) and then set off, confidently, from Seville station to find the hotel on foot. The on-line booking had stated, alongside an indecipherable map, that it was very close to El Corte Ingles. 


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