As a result of the recent agreement between Paradores and the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters, Paradores has organized a very special dramatized dinners related to the Jewish festivity of Purim in some Paradores located in Jewish cities, such as Segovia (February 22nd), Toledo (February 23rd), Ávila (March 1st), Plasencia (March 2nd) and Jaén (March 15th). Attendants will be able to taste Sephardic cooking, as well as they’ll enjoy a theatrical show based on the Book of Esther, which explains how this queen saved the Jewish people.
Paradores created an exclusive menu with some of the most typical dishes of the Sephardic cuisine with a touch of avant-garde. We can stand out some of them, like Aubergines with Palm Honey and Oregano, Cod’s Falafel with Hummus, or the Lamb’s Leg filled with Nuts.
Actors Isabel Prinz and Héctor Cercoz will be performing in the dramatized dinners as “Esther and Haman”, explaining the origins of Purim, a Jewish festivity celebrated every year on the 14th of Adar (in the Jewish calendar), coinciding with the carnivals in our tradition.
The work conmemorates the miracle explained in the Book of Esther, in which the Jewish people was saved from being anihilated under the orders of the Persian king Ahasuerus, thus becoming one of the most joyful days of the calendar. Jewish people must fast and pray the day before, and then they celebrate a big feast on the next day.
The Paradores chosen for this event are accomodations located in cities of the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters or in environments with important Jewish heritage. The capacity of this dinners is limited, therefore people interested in attending should book before by contacting directly with the chosen Parador, enjoying this way this special grastronomical and cultural event. More information at Paradores website.