December 2018


Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018

Place: Hotel Tikar, Carretera Garrucha a Vera, 17, 04630 Garrucha

Time: 1 pm

Cost: €19.50 per person

Join us for the very first Wine Tasting Lunch for CALAWIM.  This is an opportunity to enjoy a superb lunch and taste three different wines at the lovely Hotel Tikar in Garrucha.  Sean McMahon will talk us through each wine, giving us the background to the bodega it comes from, its tasting notes and vintage.

Sean has designed a special menu to complement the wine.  Here it is for your delectation:

Starters (to share)

Fresh Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese, walnuts and Roasted Red Peppers with Mustard Vinaigrette

Tikar Scrambled Eggs mixed with Shrimp, Asparagus and Mushrooms

Mains (to choose)

Hake sautéed with Grapes and Almonds

Grilled Chicken Breast with a Creamy Vermouth-Orange Sauce

Slow cooked Pork in Red Wine

Vegetarian Mushroom Ricotta Raviolis

Desserts (to choose)

Carrot Cake topped with Malaga Virgen Cream

Sautéed Bananas in Golden Rum and Cinnamon

Vanilla Ice Cream and Butterscotch


Dos Claveles – Montilla/Moriles (white)

Muga Rosado – Rioja (rose)

Muriel Crianza – Rioja (red)

This event will be very popular so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend as places are limited.  Email us at using the heading “Three course lunch”.

If you are not a member but would like to attend this event, please send us an email us at for more information and a Membership Form.

Picante Quilting Club

Date: Thursday 6th December 2018

Place: Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar

Time: 10 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: €12 per session and includes fabrics

If you are a quilter, you will know that quilting is a wonderful hobby but Jo warns you – it is addictive!   Come and join us at Scotty’s to learn a new skill or, if you are already a quilter, to meet up with other like-minded people who love quiilting. If you can sew using a sewing machine and would like to learn a new skill, come and join us. You will learn lots of secrets about quilting, the three main rules, the shortcuts and how to change your work from looking homemade to handmade. You will be able to work at your own pace and Jo will give you as much help as you need to create your own masterpiece. The monthly club costs €12 per session and includes fabrics if you are making the block of the month. You will need to bring your own sewing machine with you.

If you are interested in attending the Picante Quilting Club, please send an email to Jo at for more details.