Spain has remained one of the most preferred destinations by food-lover across the globe. It offers a unique combination of food and wine. In a recent study Caterwings, three cities of Spain made it to the list of the best food destinations in the world. Here are 5 best food and wine places that are worth trying while you are in Spain.
Emerging out of the North-West Coast of Spain, Galician cuisine offers the finest seafood delicacies along with goose barnacles. Percebes i.e. goose barnacles are expensive as collecting them requires time, effort and money. You can find Galician cuisine across different cities in Spain. Many prefer to have local dishes such as juicy Padron peppers or Galician style octopus. What will give you further accompany is Albarino wine.
2. San Sebastian
This city takes pride in being home to a diverse range of cuisine starting from little places to three-star Michelin restaurants. What you should try here are the pintxos which feature their local produce i.e. spicy guindilla peppers, fresh local seafood and so on. If you are not traveling on a budget, consider visiting three restaurants that hold Michelin stars. In addition, remember to try the Idiazabal cheese and the Txakoli wine as well.
If you want to taste little of everything, Barcelona is the best place to go to. Barcelona has it all starting from wine to ham to cheese to barrel. Get yourself a freshly made treat at a tapas bar from the local produce that you can get fresh at the local markets. If you are in Barcelona in February or March, consider trying the calcites which are usually served with romesco sauce. Shall you desire to taste some of the finest chocolates, head to the chocolate shops and dairy shops in the city?
Being the capital of Spain, Madrid gets to feature the best of all areas of the country. If you don’t have much time and can afford visiting only one city, that should be none other than Madrid. Head to the Mercado Anton Martin to experience fresh local produce. Head to the Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant here to rejuvenate your taste buds with scrumptious South American dishes. Madrid also allows citizens to fish at the coast which is roughly 186 miles away from the city.
Girona in North East Spain is home to traditional Catalan cuisine. The El Celler de Can Roca won the accolade of the best restaurant in 2013 and 2015. This three-star Michelin restaurant offers palatable presentation along with a twist. In addition, don’t forget to try the tapas restaurants here. Some of the specialities that you should absolutely try include Pollastre Amb Escamarlans, Xuixons, Shellfish, Chocolate and so on.
Now you know where to head to in order to get the best food and wine experience in Spain. While Michelin restaurants redefine the classic dining experience, you shouldn’t be ignoring the tapas restaurants which serve delicious fresh foods. If you are in Spain for a limited amount of time, it is highly recommended that you visit Madrid to get all the experiences in one place.