For holiday foodies, jetting off to an unexplored place on holiday is a fantastic way to try out different cuisines and explore new flavours across the globe. To tickle your taste-buds, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favourite holiday destinations offering a variety of mouth-watering delicious foods!
Foodies are in paradise in France. With the country renowned for its plethora of patisseries filled with fresh pastries offering croissants, eclairs and pains au chocolat on every street corner, sweet-toothed visitors are sure to be kept happy during their stay!
Dinnertime also offers the world-famous delights including coq au vin, ratatouille and nicoise salad – not to mention escargots à la bourguignonne, for those looking for a true authentic French taste. France also boasts some of the best cheese in the world, with over 200 varieties from brie to Sainte-Maure de Touraine!
A holiday to Spain is sure to entice you to sample some authentic Spanish tapas, patatas bravas and paella; paella valenciana, seafood paella (with the popular ingredient calamari) and paella mixta. Those looking for a cooler dish to enjoy under the Spanish sun can alternatively sample the chilled soup, gazpacho.
Spain also offers delicious and popular breads and pastries, including empanada, mollete and talau. If tasty, filling food is integral to your holiday, Spain is the destination for you.
Italy is often regarded as the capital of food. Many of us desire handmade Italian pizza, pasta, pesto and risotto on our holidays – knowing the dishes are sure to keep you full for the remainder of the day! Sampling authentic parma ham, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese is also a must.
For the sweet-toothed, Italy’s most famous dessert, tiramisu, is also a cake and coffee-lovers dream. Italian cuisine will never disappoint – so for the tastiest possible dish, sample an authentic meal on your Italian getaway!
Undoubtedly, traditional Mexican food is packed with flavour and character. From the popular breakfast dish of chilaquiles to enchiladas, burritos (including the deep-fried burrito chimichanga), tacos and fajitas, a holiday in Mexico will ensure delicious mild and spicy meals.
Meat-lovers especially will enjoy many traditional Mexican delights, although the fusions of corn, beans and chili peppers in many dishes will also cater for vegetarians.
Portugal offers diverse traditional cuisine with fine flavours, with many Mediterranean influences and infusions. Most famous for seafood (as a seafaring nation), a holiday to Portugal is sure to involve sampling some authentic seafood Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau, arroz de tamboril and polvo à lagareiro. This is certainly a holiday for food-lovers…