Gastronomic Journey: Cádiz

Sublime luxury for the palate

We were chatting to Diego del río, our editorial collaborator and head chef of the Michelin-star El Lago restaurant in Marbella, when the idea came up about discovering the relatively unknown cuisine – at least for most foreigners – of the Costa de la Luz in Cádiz (Spain). We wanted to check out first-hand the attractions of this land and share new culinary experiences with our inveterate foodie readers.

Cádiz province is steeped in history, a melting pot of cultures since time immemorial with its extensive historical, cultural, monumental and artistic heritage. It’s a truly beautiful area, with a diverse landscape of paradisiacal beaches, nature parks and mountain ranges – and vibrant fiestas; It offers countless reasons for a visit and, even though the province has suffered during the latest economic crisis, its enviable gastronomy enjoys a prominent position in the international spotlight. One outstanding example of this is chef Ángel Leon’s Aponiente restaurant, awarded with two Michelin star.

TOUT Magazine invites readers to immerse yourselves in Cádiz cuisine, to savour a voyage of discovery, research and experimentation, and allow yourselves to be pleasantly surprised, captivated and won over by a land that appreciates its products and ingredients and cares for them using sustainable techniques. Diego was our guide as – even though he is a native of Málaga province – he is eminently familiar with Cádiz and has many great friends there, people with whom we had the good fortune of sharing our journey. Cádiz is extensive and varied so – as this was the middle of the tuna season – we decided to focus on a fairly homogeneous route and explore the coastal area. With that plan in mind, excited and intrigued about what lay ahead, we left Marbella and headed west to Cádiz province.

Continue reading our gastronomic journey along the Costa de la Luz…

First stop: Zahara de los Atunes

Los Caños de Meca

Vejer de la Frontera

Puerto Real

Barbate

Cádiz Capital

The Atlantic Bluefin tuna: Emperor of the Costa de la Luz