Guide to fine dining in Madrid

Guide to fine dining in Madrid

There are countless reasons why Madrid can be counted among Europe's most visited cities, and excellent food is certainly one of them. The Spanish capital has a record number of Michelin awarded restaurants, and it is also the city with the oldest restaurant in Europe. A true heaven for foodies, Madrid is great for indulging on Spanish cuisine, but also a great place to look for some of Europe's most famous chefs and best gourmet restaurants. In today's guide we have included some of the ... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best seafood in Spain

Where to eat the best seafood in Spain

You may or may not be a seafood fan, but whatever the case, you should know that seafood in Spain is almost unavoidable. Spaniards have long developed a taste for cod, tuna, mussels and prawns, which can be found everywhere, from a buzzing farmers market to a trendy tapas bar. But no matter how popular seafood based dishes are in Spain, you always face uncertainty as a tourist. Knowing where to eat the best seafood in Spain will save you precious time and let you savour the best of the Spani... [ read more ]

Traditional Spanish Sweets

Traditional Spanish Sweets

Famous for its snacks (tapas), tasty sea food dishes and full bodied red wines, Spanish cuisine also includes some delicious and very original sweets. Traditional Spanish sweets are less famous than the Spanish paella or sangria, but they are certainly among those very pleasant revelations that one usually experiences when visiting a new country. In other words, if you never heard of the following desserts, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as wonderful as other dishes in the Spanish cuisine... [ read more ]

Where to taste the best hot chocolate in Spain

Where to taste the best hot chocolate in Spain

It comes without saying that party lovers, history lovers and all those in search for sunny weather and beautiful beaches will be more that pleased by a Spanish holiday. But what about more niche categories like, let’s say, chocolate lovers? Well, accidently or not, Spain is also a highly recommended destination for chocolate lovers. You might have heard of Swiss chocolate or Belgian truffles but did you ever try an authentic cup of Spanish hot chocolate? If not, this traditional Spanish d... [ read more ]

Where to Eat the Best Tapas in Spain

Where to Eat the Best Tapas in Spain

Tapas represent one of the great inventions of the Spanish culture. Tourists are generally crazy about this type of snack, which is why it’s essential for any traveler to know where to eat the best tapas in Spain. But before starting to enumerate these much sought-for locations, there are few things you should know about tapas. Even though tapas came to designate a certain type of bar/eatery, you should know that the world ‘tapas’ actually refers to the little sandwiches and cold snacks w... [ read more ]

A Short Guide to Spanish Wines

A Short Guide to Spanish Wines

Despite the popularity that beer and cocktails enjoy in Spain, the Iberian country is actually quite famous for its wines. If we come to think of it, one of the iconic Spanish beverages, sangria, represents a mix of wine, liquor and fruits. Spanish wines match the exuberant nature of the Spaniards: they are rich, red wines. Northern Spain has the kind of Mediterranean climate which is very benefic for the cultivation of grapes; this is where the famous Rioja wines are produced. However, there a... [ read more ]

Highlights of Spanish Cuisine

Highlights of Spanish Cuisine

In some of our older posts we discussed Spanish drinks so now it’s time to see what Spaniards have to offer in terms of food. The Spanish cuisine is just as spicy and diverse as the country itself. Meat is the most common ingredient, especially pork, chicken, mutton and beef. Fish in Spain is widely available – many Spanish markets sell fresh oceanic fish in the morning and restaurants will prepare it in a variety of ways. Vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and beans are used in... [ read more ]

Traditional Spanish Drinks

Traditional Spanish Drinks

Traditional Spanish drinks are as easygoing as Spaniards. Spain has almost no tradition of strong alcoholic drinks like vodka, whiskey or gin. Fruity cocktails, wine and light beer are more appropriate for the Spanish lifestyle, with the hot summers and dusk till dawn partying. While wine and beer are just as popular as in every European country, there are certain drinks which are part of Spain’s charm. Here are some of the most popular: Sangria This mix of red wine, spirits and fruits i... [ read more ]