Just north of Torremolinos (toward Coín), this cooking school is well worth the detour. Surrounded by tropical gardens, the main building dates from 1856—in the 1850s an American family lived here, and Ernest Hemingway was a frequent visitor. Today, diners can enjoy excellent and innovative cuisine prepared by the students. The menu changes twice yearly, but expect to find dishes such as lobster with ginger and lemongrass, roast venison with polenta, mushrooms, and dill sauce, and desserts like the finger-licking cream of chestnuts with a raspberry filling. There's also an interesting tasting menu (€35).
Finca La Consula, Torremolinos, 29140, Spain