La Cultural will once again bring together culture and gastronomy with its innovative hotel-tourism project. The program is based on themed dinners that reflect different historical periods in Ubeda. These include a tasting menu that is based on the tradition and a performance at the "Diego Martinez" theater of works also referring to these periods.
This proposal is in direct violation of the La Cultura objectives since its inauguration at end of last year. It has to do with programming activities that are related to culture, food and tourism in Ubeda. Carlos Rentero stated this during the presentation of these themed dinners. Carmen Rey, artistic director at La Vidriera Teatro and Carlos Rentero assured that the different arts would be combined and the universe will be explored through the chosen works and prepared dishes. This section will be managed by Juan Carlos Martinez, a chef who has worked hard to create tasting menus that are specific to each season.
The programming will start on June 18, with 'Betula, the Roman Ubeda. Consider seven dishes, such as panem Olivae with farruche Nectar or pisum with red Mullet loin and its pate. After that, you'll be guaranteed laughter with the performance of various segments of the comedy "Miles Gloriosus" by Plautus.
It will be the turn next week of Sefarad, the Jewish Ubeda, on June 25. Eight dishes will be added flavour such as aubergine tartare with clarified tomato water, lemon air, labneh and carrot and celery crudite, and aubergine tartare. The scenic part will feature the play "I, Maimonides", which is a play about the life and times of the sage. It also includes a collection Sephardic poetry. This menu will be available from June 17 through 27, and it won't require any theatrical work. It coincides with the Summer Solstice celebration at the Water Synagogue.
The September appointments will see the next two appointments. Day 2 will be titled 'Ubadda,' the Andalusian Ubeda. A seven-course menu, including a chicken pie with coriander aroma and vegetable tagine, will be presented.
On the 23rd, it will be the turn 'The city that palaces', Christian Ubeda. Seven dishes are again available, including endive with mackerel confit, green tomato vinaigrette, or sticky rice with codtripe and kombu seaweed. Also, Lope de Rueda has a representation of steps, short comic strips from the Golden Age that were based on picaresque.
Dinners with representation will cost 50 Euros, while dinners without theater will cost 38 Euros. All include a drink. They will begin at nine o'clock in the evening. There are limited seats so book early.