If anything was to dispel the myth that Spain is just a land of sunshine, beaches, paella and sangria it would be the picturesque countryside of the North West.
Imagine it – rolling hills, green pastures, farmland and woodland that eventually breaks into the sea peppered by beautiful hamlets, it is safe to say that it is certainly one of the most beautiful parts of Spain.
Unspoilt by busy cities and tourism, this part of Spain is utterly unique and very traditional. Food seems to have humble origins but with delicious results.
With the Cantabric Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other paired with the naturally wet climate makes fishing and livestock industries one of the areas primary economy sources. It is, therefore, no surprise that the cuisine from this area is heavy on fish, seafood and meat.
The Basque country resides here, which is famous for its culinary culture and traditions. The wet climate makes the fishing and livestock industries one of the primary economy sources.
Expect dishes like Galician Octopus, Croquetas de Chipiron (squid ink croquettes), Seabass in garlic and Spanish paprika sauce and of course the Basque-favourite Pinxtos.
Journey Through Spain: Noroeste
7 courses with optional wine pairing
Venue: La Bandera
Date: Thursday 30th January
Cost: £29 per person
Limited spaces available.
Please make any allergies known before hand.
Tickets are non-refundable.
La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester, M2 6EQ
0161 833 9019