Few pleasures in life compare to the pleasure of good food. Flavors, temperatures, aromas and textures combine to offer us new versions of the enjoyment of the sense of taste. And while good food is linked to travel, allowing us to explore the cuisine of a culture and learn its history through its preparations. If you are one of those globetrotters for whom getting to know a place is not only about enjoying its landscapes and emblematic places, but also its native food, gastronomic tourism is for you. The options we share will open up a world of possibilities to travel and eat in the best way possible. So, for all the food lovers out there, enjoy these gastronomic routes that will whet your appetite. Let’s go!
A Chocolate Passion – Ukraine
If you’re one of those people who go crazy over an exquisite candy or chocolate bar, you should know that Switzerland is not only the Mecca of this delicious food. A great option for tasting the best chocolate is to visit Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine.
There, in the heart of the old town, you will find a spectacular chocolate museum, where you can appreciate how the raw material is transformed into the most exquisite chocolate sweets and desserts, of which you can taste as much as you like. In addition, if you plan your trip in October, you can participate in the National Chocolate Festival in Lviv, where the best industrial and artisanal chocolate producers take part.
The Best Wines – Hungary
When we talk about good wines, we usually think of California, or even Argentina or Chile. But one of the best gastronomic tourism routes you can take to taste and buy wines to offer or for your consumption is Hungary. Specifically, Szekszárd, capital of the Tolna province, is a mecca of wine tradition. It is one of the oldest wine regions in the country, producing liquors of the highest quality, which have been distinguished in national and international awards and competitions. They are particularly notable for red wines with a specialized aroma.
Afternoon Tea – England
If we talk about customs full of glamour and class, afternoon tea is one of the most popular, and the majestic England is the reference in this matter. Since the Georgian era, tea has been part of the customs and traditions of the English, and even today it remains in force and attracts the attention of those who declare themselves lovers of this drink. If you want to know the heyday of English tea, you cannot miss Bath, one of the best destinations for this purpose. And once there, you can’t miss the Pump Room, the iconic room that has been the heart of Bath’s social life for two centuries. It even appears in Jane Austen’s novels. Have tea, accompanied by its delicious mini-sandwiches, buns with homemade creams and jams.
Tapas – Spain
Spanish tapas are a true universal delight. They have become so popular that they can now be found almost everywhere on the planet. But, honestly, nowhere else can you enjoy the quality of tapas that can be found in Spain itself.
The mother country, and especially the capital, Madrid, is the reference in this type of food that is usually eaten in a varied way, in small portions and accompanied by a good wine or the traditional cañas. From the popular markets with numerous stalls, to the specialized bars and restaurants, there is usually no lack of tapas in Madrid. If you choose this destination as your next gastronomic itinerary, don’t forget the potato omelet skewers, Iberian ham, marinated olives, croquettes, mussels and chorizos. A real treat for the palate.
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