From the farm to the table

 

La Granja embraces the Mediterranean diet not just as a culinary mode but as a lifestyle. It’s the food. It’s the social interaction. It’s the rituals. It’s getting the right kind of exercise, being outside in the fresh air and sunshine. It’s the whole approach—beginning, of course, with the soil. Composting, mulching, and an earth-friendly approach to water management have returned vital nutrients to the multiple garden plots spread across the property. Old, ridged terraces have been reborn, now revealing a seeded curation of the land with 30 assorted fruit and vegetable varieties surrounded by trees of citrus, apple, nectarine, fig and almond. This bounty is then brought to the Kitchen, where chef José Catrimán prepares a delicious menu of healthy, fresh slow food for the communal table.