CULINARY ADVENTURES TO SAVOUR
Europe has been home to some of the world’s most influential civilisations, the cultures of which have been passed down through the generations. For your next vacation, I’m sharing “gastronomic cities” that are celebrated around the world for their tried-and-true cultural recipes and bold flavours.
Duncan Greenfield-Turk, VCTA
THREE FOODIE CITIES FOR A CULINARY ESCAPE
If you’ve been craving a new culinary adventure, look no further than these beloved European cities. With centuries worth of rich history, culture and traditions, each destination offers its own unique flavours and gastronomical experiences. From modern Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional dishes, cuisine in these cities will grab at your heartstrings.
From Michelin-starred eateries serving traditional Danish cuisine to craft beer bars showcasing the New Nordic tradition, visitors can explore an array of culinary experiences in Copenhagen. At the heart of the city lies its traditional pubs that serve renowned seafood dishes, including smoked fish and pickled herring. You’ll also find smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and kanelsnegle (Danish cinnamon rolls).
With a growing gastronomical scene, Biarritz is a must-visit. This resort town on the Bay of Biscay was once home to Napolean III and his wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. Biarritz is a must-visit for its seafood; the restaurants in the port serve fresh just-off-the-boat fish, oysters and crabs, as well as other classic dishes from the Basque cuisine. And, you just can’t beat the combination of a coastal sunset with a glass of French wine.
With influences from Italy, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik will tantalize your palate with its array of traditional dishes and fresh seafood. A visit to one of the city’s food markets or local restaurants provides the opportunity to sample Dalmatian recipes, many of which have been passed down through generations. Try Dalmatian pašticada, a traditional stew made from pork tenderloin marinated in vinegar.
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