Travelling is one of life’s great pleasures, and few destinations can offer quite as much in terms of variety, history, culture and stunning scenery as western Europe. From the fine cuisine and wonderful culture of France to the stunning beaches and gorgeous landscapes of Spain, Europe has something on offer for everyone, no matter what you’re looking for. Europe should also be one of the must-visit destinations for those with a love of fine cuisine, with some of the world’s most popular and sought-after dishes available throughout the continent.
Of course we can’t all afford to jet off to enjoy French pastries, Spanish paella or Italian pasta at the drop of a hat, so most of us make do with local restaurants offering the standard regional dishes, or try our hand at cooking them ourselves at home. But while this may be a good option for pizza or pasta you’re unlikely to stumble across any of the lesser known regional dishes available across Europe, some of which are nothing short of exquisite. Have you ever tried Bourdeto from Corfu, Dakos from Greece, Croatian strukli or Anlentejano pork from Portugal?
To help you discover some of these incredible dishes, and decide on the most suitable wines from around Europe to pair with them, Oliver’s Travels have produced a stunning interactive guide to European food and wine pairings, taking you on a virtual culinary trip across Europe.
Taking in the UK, France, Spain, Portgual, Italy, Croatia and Greece, this intuitive piece allows you to country hop across Western Europe, taking in some of the most famous and lesser known regional dishes from each country. For every dish (which is beautifully photographed and described), the guide will give you a complementary wine that will match perfectly, allowing you to create your own complete European menus at home.
So the next time you’re thinking about ordering a pizza, why not take a quick virtual trip around Europe and see what else in on offer, courtesy of Oliver’s Travels. You never know, you might find yourself a new favourite dish!