When it comes to recovery, the cuisines we eat play a large part in health and wellness, and consequently, food is a big part of the culture here at Camino. The first thing you need to know about our range of cuisine is this:
We insist on locally-sourced produce, produce that is packed with flavor.
We have two chefs at Camino. Between them, they congregate a wide array of culinary culture, from traditional Spanish flare to international cuisines spanning France, Mexico and Italy.
Mari, our first chef, was born and bred in Velez Malaga. She has spent her entire working life in Spanish hospitality, and she brings a lot to the table (pun intended).
Mari takes great pride in the preparation and serving of her bespoke dishes to our international clients, and her work ethic ensures every client is cared for individually.
At Camino, Mari is known for two signature dishes, Paella and Albondigas. During our family week (which is when visiting family spend time with patients), it is tradition to serve Paella, and Mari’s dish is delectably heart-warming.
Her Albondigas – which is a traditional pork or chicken meatball in an almond sauce – is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives, even if we do say so ourselves. Of course, there’s more to Mari’s cooking than her signature dishes. Her sugar-free cheesecake, for example, is always a crowd pleaser.
Our second chef complements Mari’s Spanish culinary heritage, but he also brings a broad range of international character to his cooking. With more than 20-years of experience, he spends a lot of time working on new and exciting dishes, and his recipes can rarely be found in any cookbook.
We recommend trying his roasted chicken with sweet potatoes and a corn and basil yoghurt, it always goes down well. Equally, if you’re a fish lover, his baked cod is delightfully spectacular.
- Lactose intolerant
- Gluten free
We all know that food isn’t just about eating. The experience of where we eat plays an important role in promoting health and wellness, too.
At Camino Recovery, we encourage our patients to enjoy their food wherever they see fit. Sure, the dining area with its log fire provides a relaxed and comfortable space to tuck in, but during the summertime, when the sun is hot and there’s a light breeze in the air, the privacy of our walled gardens makes for the perfect place for lunch, along with some holistic rest and recuperation.