The Region of Valencia and its capital Spain’s third largest city, is located in the heart of the Spanish Riviera on the white sandy beaches of La Costa Blanca. With its near perfect temperatures, this region has become Spain’s favorite vacation getaway.
Valencia is known for its produce, its seafood and its rice. It’s home of the popular Paella a la Valenciana, as well as more than 67 varieties of savory Spanish rice dishes. Here you will learn how to prepare the real Paella. Valencia is also the perfect place to buy saffron spices and key ingredients in their historic market, used to prepare the authentic Paella. A visit to the Albufera rice fields is also part of the Paella learning process.
When you dine in some of Valencia’s excellent restaurants you’ll discover why it’s becoming a gourmand’s paradise with internationally recognized chefs, like Rafael Vidal. The region is also known for its traditional cuisine, something Valencia has known to cherish over the centuries.
As you explore and visit many of the region’s historic sites like El Puig and Roman Sagunto where El Cid left his mark, you’ll also partake of recipes and drinks some dating back to the Roman occupation. The original Horchata drink for example made from the Chufa root was a favorite of the Romans.
Valencia’s white wines also compliment its cuisine. You can follow the Route of Wines linked to more than 2,700 years of history, when you visit the Wine Valley of Utiel-Requena.
Our Dine Your Way through Spain Programs are designed to not only be a feast for your palate, but for your eyes and hearts as well. We look forward to working with you in 2021!