Sardón de Duero, Spain – September 16, 2014: Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146 where one of Spain’s superstar chefs whips up his culinary magic, is calling on food and wine lovers to experience the “Gourmet Bliss” package.
“With star chefs directing our kitchen, combined with the abundance of fresh foods from the region and the fields of our estate, LeDomaine has evolved into a foodie destination and the ideal option in Spain for a gourmet getaway with that special someone,” said Andres Araya, managing director of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine
The Refectorio, once the 900-year-old abbey’s dining hall, is a sanctuary of haute cuisine under the direction of Andoni Luis Aduriz, one of Spain’s superstar chefs whose heralded Mugaritzrestaurant in San Sebastian has Two Michelin Stars. His protégé from Mugaritz, Chef Pablo Montero, oversees not only The Refectorio but all of the hotel’s cuisine day-to-day. An inspired blend of the best local seasonal ingredients, innovative inspiration and a consummate historic setting creates irresistible culinary experiences at LeDomaine.
The Gourmet Bliss package includes:
• Accommodations for one night.
• Round-trip transfers from Valladolid train station.
• Full butler service.
• A la carte breakfast.
• Special gourmet dinner at The Refectorio.
• Tapas lunch at Vinoteca Restaurant.
• Tour of the historic 12th-century abbey.
• Free minibar
• Free internet access.
• Entrance to Hedge Museum (on-property museum showcasing the massive-stone sculptures of
contemporary artist Ulrick Rückriem).
• Late check-out (subject to availability).
Imbued with the charm and lore of a by-gone age, Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine takes guests back in time while immersing them in the comforts and luxuries of today’s most savvy hospitality. The medieval abbey and estate of LeDomaine is a grand travel experience that overwhelms the senses with its enduring history, stately architecture, majestic ambiance, world-class culinary experiences by one of Spain’s most celebrated chefs, acclaimed vineyards and 22 regal accommodations.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine opened in 2012 after a complete restoration that sensitively and imaginatively brought the property into the 21st century – and earned it a Europa Nostra Award from the European Union for conserving cultural heritage. Newly opened LeDomaine was the first hotel in Spain to offer a full butler service and the only Spanish establishment for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel and restaurant guide.
The hotel is currently converting the original stables into eight new guest rooms and a Spa, which will be completed in 2015.
Of the estate’s 1,730 acres of prime farmland, 500 acres are dedicated to the vine. The winery produces award-winning vintages of exceptional pedigree and is among the most advanced in Europe in combining ancient wine-making traditions with cutting-edge technology.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is a two-hour drive or train ride from Madrid, and a 30-minute drive from Valladolid.
Marian Gerlich / Ed Placidi
P&G Communications * Los Angeles