Travel and food go hand in hand. One cannot in real terms understand a destination unless one takes away the real flavour of the place- their cuisine. We can say the same about Spain, located in the European Union that it serves the most rewarding cuisine. It is known to serve as a varied and gratifying experience to the visitors. A gourmet will definitely find it worthwhile to spend a cosy holiday in the mesmerising country coupled with one of the world’s most mouth watering cuisine.
A traditional meal of a Spaniard starts with a hot garlic soup which is made of simple ingredients and flavours. This is considered as an old style dish of Spain. It is also known as Sopas Castellanas. The soup gets its flavours essentially from Garlic and Pimenton (Spanish ground red pepper) which is a spice commonly used in most of the preparations. Among the other Spanish food recipes, Spain has given the Spanish omelette or the Spanish tortilla to the world. This majorly includes virgin olive oil, eggs, potatoes, finely chopped onion and salt. In Spain, when one thinks of an appetizer the first thing that pops up your head is Tapas. Tapas are little snacks or starters that can be eaten in between meals. They include omelettes, squid rings, shrimps, ham croquettes etc. The concept of these Spanish recipes is quite different from other starters that you serve around other countries. Here, tapas are served as a miniature cuisine. It is served in small portions to facilitate better digestion and more variety on the platter. Another famous Spanish dish popularly known as Paella is a must try when one is outdoor in Spain. Authentic paella is cooked with round grain rice. The most characteristic spice used is saffron, Pimenton, parsley, paprika and ñora. Paella Valenciana includes white rice, vegetables, meat such as rabbit, chicken and duck, beans and other seasoning. Paella de marisco includes fish without beans and vegetable. It is mainly made of rice and seafood. Paella mixta is a combination of meat, seafood, vegetables and beans.
Some of the best Spanish restaurants in Spain are Restaurante de Dorada, Restaurante Las Rejas Las Pedroñeras, Restaurante Reads, Restaurante Juanito, Restaurante Casa Juan and Restaurante Al Zaraq. The dining guide in Sydney gives a list of 10 best restaurants in Food catering Sydney. One of the most prominent is Restaurante Iberico which serves authentic Spanish preparations and brings back memories of Spain. Bodega tapas Restaurante, Cru54 Bar and kitchen, Subsolo Spanish restaurant, En casa Restaurant, The Carrington are the few best in Sydney.
Today, cooking Spanish food is in fashion. It is the cuisine that is called the cuisine of the people. There is significant number of rise in Spanish restaurants in India.