Spain’s Gastronomy for those seeking new palate experience.
For years the international gastronomy aficionado has discovered that Spain offers a unique variety of gastronomy which appeals to the most demanding and sophisticated food connoisseur.
Madrid is home to the largest Tapas district in Spain. The capital of Spain also offers excellent historic and innovative restaurants featuring great chefs from all of Spain. Here you will compliment your dining experience with some of Spain’s great wines. Barcelona home to excellent Cava (Champagne) has also attracted innovative chefs preparing traditional dishes with an exciting new cuisine.
There are more Michelin star restaurants in the Basque Country per capita than anywhere
in the world, 29 and still counting. Since the 70’s when they introduced a combination of traditional Basque dishes with French gastronomy creating a whole new world class cuisine.
The wines of La Rioja are among the finest in Spain. But don’t let its reputation of wines and their Tempranillo grape detract from the fact that it’s also home to a superb cuisine. Gourmands may come for the wine, but they also stay for the excellent food.
Galicia’s beautiful rugged coast offers some of the world’s best fishing waters. Over 200 varieties of fish and 54 kinds of shellfish. Their excellent wines like the popular Albariño white wine or the lush red Mencìas from the magnificent Ribeira Sacra Wine Valley are already now well known.
The region of Valencia is also known for its variety of seafood and rice. It’s the home of the international known Paella a la Valenciana as well as more than 67 other savory Spanish rice dishes. Their Utiel-Requena Wine Valley is also known for its great white wines.
Andalucia also offers the visitor a delightful variety of sophisticated dishes as well as Salmorejo a creamier version of the popular Gazpacho. The Region is also the world capital of the authentic Jerez (Sherry). Here you can also follow the Route of Olive Oil and visit its historic olive pressers. This region grows over 260 varieties of olives and is considered the world’s largest exporter of Olive Oil.
You will discover that each of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions has their very own outstanding gastronomy. Let us introduce you to Spain’s great cuisine as you explore the culture and history of the region that gave birth to it !