Andalusia is olive oil. And fried fish, known as pescaíto frito, and cured Jabugo ham. And restaurants where you will enjoy all the delicacies that this land has to offer. The table is served. In the Iberostar hotels in Andalusia, we have prepared some dishes for you. Feel like tasting them?
Oil: liquid gold
Did you know that Andalusia is the region that produces the most olive oil in the world? The quality of extra virgin olive oil is undoubtable, especially to make Andalusian gazpacho, Cordobese salmorejo or the Antequera porra. Moreover, it is a key ingredient in sauces, mayonnaise and allioli, and a perfect ally for salads, tomato or a simple slice of bread.
Andalusian olive oil is fried fish or pescaíto frito’s big secret but is also key to tortillitas de camarones (prawn fritters), fried vegetables and adobos, which are so common in this area. It is also used in the delicious rehogados, guisos and pucheros, three stew-type dishes which are cooked with lots of love, cooked on low heat to keep all the healthy properties of olive oil intact.
Fruity, sweet, sour or spicy. With the different hues in flavor, color and properties according to the variety. The universe of olive oil in Andalusia is more than an ingredient, but a devotion.
Andalusian wine routes
Andalusia has a thousand-year-old tradition when it comes to grapevine growing and in the creation of world-famous wines such as Jerez or Manzanilla. The geology and climate in Southern Spain are excellent to create these high-quality yet varied products.
Wine routes around Andalusia have an enological, cultural and traditional element to them when visiting its different areas.
The Huelva county Wine Route, for example, will allow you to discover the medieval city and the Niebla castle as well as its wineries; Moguer, the place where Literature Nobel prize-winner Juan Ramón Jiménez was born, and the natural paradise of Doñana.
Malaga, a sky full of Michelin stars
If you love high-dining and are thinking about visiting Malaga, you are in luck. This Andalusian province hosts eight Michelin-star restaurants: Jose Carlos García, El Lago, Kabuki Raw, BiBo de Dani García, Skina, Sollo, Bardal and Messina.