Seville Food and Wine Tours

Where Mediterranean Cuisine meets Moorish Influences

Seville is the capital and the largest city of the autonomous region of Andalusia in the sun-drenched south of Spain. It is renowned for its architecture, culture and weather, with over eleven hours of sunshine each day in the summer months. Bursting with sights and attractions, Seville is the home of world-famous monuments such as la Giralda, a Moorish style minaret tower, the Cathedral of Seville (one of the world’s largest churches), and the Plaza de España square.

As well as its sights and architecture, Seville has much more to offer in terms of culture, lifestyle and of course food. Famous for its cultural traditions such as vibrant flamenco dancing, adrenaline-pumping bull fights and a rainbow of different festivals throughout the year, there is always something new to experience.

Seville mixes the best of Spanish cooking with some special delicacies that come from the region of Andalusia itself. The area is famous for its olives and bitter oranges, whilst excellent sherry and cured hams are produced nearby and sold in the city. The hot sun ripens fruits such as delicious oranges and lemons which hang from the trees wherever you go.  In Andalusia, Moorish influences meet Mediterranean tradition creating a vibrant fusion cuisine. Make sure you try regional specialities such as pringa – slow cooked pork, chorizo and black pudding served in a bun – salmorejo – the famously refreshing cold tomato soup – and the dizzying array of different tapas.

Tapas is a particularly popular way to eat in Andalusia. In fact, the city is reputed to be home to 3,000 tapas bars in total, so you can’t fail to find something that takes your fancy, whether it’s a posh wine bar or a down to earth local joint selling good simple food washed down with a couple of caňas (small glasses of beer) or red wine.

 Locals eat much later than in the rest of Europe: kitchens may not open until 8:30PM, and many locals eat as late as 10PM or 11PM. Do as the Sevillanos do and make your way out after 9PM for a slow round of tapas accompanied by local sherry. Spanish style bars are also typical, serving good coffee during the day and alcoholic beverages at night.

With such a dizzying array of selections, if you want to find out more about the foodie culture of Seville, why not join us for a market class, paella cooking class, tapas tour, and more.

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