Cuisine journalists (1991)
Paula Wolfert, one of the five best cuisine critics in the United States, had lunch at the Mirador de Morayma with Javier Lisarde, of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX). Upon finishing the meal, she could not help to exclaim: “this has been the best!”. On that same year, the American journalist Nancy H. Jenkins and the photographer Rosa Mｪ Aries of ICEX enjoyed here the cake made by the nuns at the Zafra convent.
Former Spanish President Felipe González visited Granada with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, during a Spanish-German summit. Mr González brought Mr Kohl to Mirador de Morayma upon returning from a visit to his birthplace, Seville. At Mirador de Morayma they enjoyed a flamenco show and tasted cured ham from Trevélez, remojón salad and Sacromonte omelette.
October 1995: Salman Rushdie and Antonio Muñoz Molina
The most famous fugitive in the world, author Salman Rushdie, came incognito to Granada, the setting of his novel The Moor’s Last Sigh, in Autumn 1995. Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina was his guide in a literary walk through the Alhambra and Albayzín, with a stop at Mirador de Morayma for refreshments.
February 1998: Jose María Aznar and Romano Prodi
Former Spanish President José María Aznar, invited his Italian counterpart to visit Granada, in return for his visit to Venice the year before. Mr Aznar’s staff intended to book the main dining hall, but it was already reserved by a local family and we are very strict about that. The local family, hearing of Mr Aznar’s visit, gracefully conceded their reservation. Mr Aznar, in return, presented them with a flower bouquet and even paid for their lunch!
October 2007: Gwyneth Paltrow
The American actress travelled to Granada to film a chapter of the series Spain: on the Road Again, a show about tourism and cuisine with food critic Mark Bittman. After trying a pomegranate for the first time, Ms Paltrow visited Mirador de Morayma and tasted our remojón, salmorejo and the sturgeon from Río Frío. Our cook, Esteban, recommended yet another fruit unbeknownst to her, the cherimoya, as well as our figs and almonds porridge.