If you’re a self-confessed foodie, your holidays will no doubt revolve around what you’re going to eat and when. And you may even choose a destination based solely on the food it has to offer.
So, if you’re wanting to try something new this year, I’ve put together a list of some of the top cuisines available within Europe. All you need to do is decide where you’re going and book a place nearby (with the likes of Villa Plus) so you can dine out in style night after night!
From Spanish omelettes and tapas to paella and chorizo, there are so many enjoyable things about Spanish cuisine. However, you’ll also want to make sure you’re getting to grips with its stews and seafood which are available in the majority of traditional villages and towns around Spain.
Make the most of the local cuisine especilly gazpacho – the infamous cold soup.
One of the healthier cuisines on offer due to its Mediterranean style, Greek food is centred upon pulses, beans and vegetables – no one can forget the Greek salad, of course!
You’ll also find lots of herbs and spices, and an abundance of lush feta in the recipes which really add to the ambience of the beautiful islands and history that Greece has to offer. Other things to try include ratatouille, moussaka and casseroles, washed down with an ouzo (the local liquor which has an aniseed taste) or two.
No gastronomic journey would be complete without a stop off in France because this is arguably the most famous and renowned country when it comes to food. And no, it doesn’t just involve lots of snails and frogs legs.
With Michelin-starred restaurants around every corner, you could go all out with your dining experiences here. But if this is out of reach, don’t worry, you can still enjoy just as good a food in the majority of places you eat in France. From cheese and bread to locally-brewed wine, France has got a whole host of delightful ingredients on its doorstep. You may also want to try the truffles, pate, local vegeatbles and delicacies too.
These are just three of the varied cuisines available in Europe, but other places worth a mention include Portugal, Romania, Lithuania and Poland. While these are lesser-known, this almost makes their food taste even better because you really are discovering something new!
Do you choose your holiday Based on the ocall cuisine ?