Chef José Pizarro's Top Foodie Tips for Spain
written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st March 2018
“Bars are a lottery you never win,” wrote Madrid actor and gourmet blogger Juan Echanove. With thousands of tapas bars to choose from — so varied and vast in number, it takes a trained eye to know which bar delivers the absolute best culinary experience. So let Catavino help you! From old school establishments to cutting edge places that are all foam and foie gras, your tapas and wine tour will highlight the very best of Madrid’s quintessential cuisine!
Your local guide will take you to four wonderful tapas bars well-loved by Madrilianos. Savor buttery slices of acorn-fed cured ham (jamón), nutty Manchego cheese, spicy paprika seasoned chorizo and so much more! As well as lead you through the old city, showing you the sights and bringing alive the capital’s culture and history, you’ll dive deep into the world of Spanish wine, tasting a wide variety of styles and flavors.
So grab a pair of cobblestone friendly shoes, a healthy appetite and a desire to savor some amazing wines and tapas, because this is not a tour to miss.
Looking to enjoy a great excursion through some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards? Our group’s tour off the beaten path with Catavino was a carefree day of discovery in fine company, and with memorable food and wine. A big plus was an opportunity to spend time with a winemaker happy to share his family story, expertise and excellent wine. I cannot think of a better way to experience the authentic Douro!
At the first bar – a beautiful, tile-lined Madrid tavern – you’ll whet your appetite like a Madrileño, with a classic Spanish aperitif. At the next two bars – both dripping with atmosphere and full of locals – you’ll indulge in a selection of mouth-watering tapas and excellent Spanish wines (or another drink if you prefer). Finally, we’ll wind up in the city’s literary quarter, eating and drinking fantastic local fare. Throughout, you’ll learn about the delicious food and wines you’re trying and you’ll come to understand the deeply-rooted gastronomic traditions of this exhilarating country.
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