Mediterranean influence

La Chinata

La Chinata

It´s been a while since I last wrote on the blog, my final thesis for the Master occupied most of the time that my wonderful job at Carolina Herrera didn´t spend. But finally I´m back, with tons of new places and experiences that I want to share with you.

Last Thursday I was invited to an amazing event at El Raval, a neighborhood located at Barcelona’s heart. It was the opening of a gourmet shop, also known as “Oleoteca”, named La Chinata.

From the moment I first entered the store I was driven to the fascinating world of olive oil (in every sense of the word): Flavoured extra virgin oil, fruit vinegars, salt and spices from all over the world, spreads, marmalades, sauces, infusions of olive leaf, vinaigrettes, chocolate, sweets and cosmetics; all of them finely elaborated with extra virgin oil as part of the increasing trend of consumers for natural and healthy products.La Chinata Raval_Barcelona (5)

This exclusive place for sophisticated palates is ideal for Sybarites and bon vivants. At La Chinata, the possibility to have a gourmet home-made meal is always approachable as the wide range of products guaranties to transform a daily meal into an amazing dish.

Variety of olive oils

Variety of olive oils

At the event, guests were invited to try simple meals and tapas with a simple touch of olive oil, spices or salts. People say details make the difference, and trust me they do; with this dab you were able to try a new experience in each bite.

Something else worth trying are the cosmetics this store has to offer. The value of extra virgin oil in cosmetics is amazing as it contains a high content of polyphenols. Moreover, its acidity is perfectly suitable for every type of skin making it smooth, moisturized and healthy while it protects it against free radicals that accelerate the aging of skin.LA CHINATA_Bodegón Mascarillas Faciales

I was gifted with some of its cosmetics and I truly recommend you to try them, the difference between normal cosmetics and olive oil cosmetics is huge!

Now you know, whenever you visit Spanish territory I urge you to visit this “Oleoteca” and take a piece of the Mediterranean with you…

All pictures are courtesy of “La Chinata”

http://www.lachinata.es/

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16 thoughts on “Mediterranean influence

  1. Me dieron enormes deseos de probar las tapas de La Chinata con aceite de oliva, quizá con una copa de vino blanco o de una cava bien fría!!!

  2. HOLA PINITO, EFECTIVAMENTE EXTRAÑABA TUS COMENTARIOS, ERES MUY AFORTUNADA AL TENER LA OPORTUNIDAD DE CONOCER Y PROBAR TODAS ESTAS DELICIAS, , COMO SIEMPRE TE DESEO MUCHO EXITO AHORA Y SIEMPRE, TE QUIERE. MARISELA

  3. Bueno Pinin, hoy estoy empezando una dieta y se me antojo todo lo que describes.
    Me encanta como redactas, tienes un sello muy personal.
    Me muero de ansias de que llegue el primero de agosto.
    Tati.

  4. Pino: ya conozco estos productos, Corina mi amiga me regaló un estuche con : shampoo, acondicionador, gel de ducha, exfoliante de manos y crema, todo de aceite de Olivo y venía en un estuche lindo de madera que me encantó.
    Son buenísimos!
    Teo!

  5. Ho trovato questo blog su google, sto leggendo con gusto tutti i post che riesco… il blog e’ semplicemente fantastico, complimenti.

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