Close your eyes and imagine radiant windswept beaches, a thick trunked palm tree swaying lazily above your head, handcrafted ceramic bowls of plump juicy olives to your side and a tall glass of Fino sherry gracing your lips. You sip, sigh and smile. Despite the heat, you revel in the sound of castanets clicking away as regal Andalucian horses prance past your table in wave of glory. Relaxed and satiated, you lean back and smile. Welcome to Andalucia.
Surrounded by water, you’ll find a large diversity of sea creatures cooked in every way you can imagine in Andalucia. You can also find ample amounts of mussels, shrimp, squid, large prawns, calamari and sardines. And let’s not forget one of our favorite Andalusian dishes, salmorejo, a creamy, cold soup – similar to gazpacho – consisting of tomatoes, bread, oil, garlic and vinegar (preferably PX). The garnish, small bowls brimming with Jamon Serrano and diced hard-boiled eggs. It’s incredible, especially when paired with with a glass of sherry.
The wines of Andalucia – Sherry being its most famous – take a little time and patience to fall in love with, but oh are they delicious! These wines vary dramatically from bone dry Finos and Manzanillas to rich and nutty Olorosos, all made with the Palomino Fino grape. Dessert wines, on the other hand, are also made from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes. Hence, for every type of palate, you’ll find a style that meets your needs, and explore you will!!
Below find our current list of recommended culinary experiences to be enjoyed in and around Cadiz.
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