Good food is an important driver that inspires tourism. Gastronomic enthusiasts make it a point that they do not miss out on visiting destinations spelling magic with their legendary culinary delicacies. A list has been drawn here ranking destinations according to their popularity so far as the culinary appeal strikes:
This is one of the top food destinations of the world. Mexican food is fundamentally a wonderful mix of traditional Mesoamerican and Spanish cuisine evolved over time. There are expensive and posh eateries and road side food kiosks as well. Mexican kitchen has globally inspired food buffs to come over to Mexico and take a bite. The city has a wide range of food and wine on offer including tacos, tapas and tortillas, the typical trademark Mexican dishes. The basic ingredients cover corn, tomatoes, chilies, beans, peppers which find an important position in the tasty native Mexican dishes. Beef, chicken, pork and an assortment of cheese delight the gastronomic tourists. Tortilla made from ground corn, treated with fresh lime juice and rolled into dough is simply awesome!
Spanish food has won the hearts of a million foodies. Barcelona is one of the major gastronomic capitals hitting global fame. Sea food, exotic fish, beef and lamb forms the foundation of Barcelonan cuisine. As dawn breaks over the city, you get to see the chefs getting busy gathering around shopping for the magic Mediterranean herbs and spices that goes into Spanish food making it delicious. These chefs are a bundle of talents and can make your Spanish gastronomic venture exciting as ever. The wonderful Mercat de la Boqueria is a food buffs’ paradise. There are startling food kiosks serving fresh sea food and veggies done wonderfully in accompaniment of tasty tapas to give you an unforgettable piece of relish.
Almost the entire Italy is crowded with exquisite restaurants and pubs. Good food and wine literally flow off the kitchens and cellars. Typical Italian delicacies like lasagnas, pizzas, pastas, and a wide range of cheese, olives, seafood and meat have fascinated gastronomic enthusiasts since long. Tuscany is one place where red wine in combination with pasta and meat filling would send you straight to paradise. The aroma is intoxicating and the taste unbeatable.
There stands a French paradox that despite consumption of large quantities of cheese and red meat the French has a sound cardio vascular health. Consumption of wine may have been a contributory factor as well in keeping a Frenchman’s heart healthy pumping with vigor. Nevertheless, a French combination of meat and cheese had been a legend. It is a food enthusiasts’ ultimate quest. Meat dishes done in highly seasoned sauces are a gastronomic delight. Desserts and pies are simply awesome. Fresh sea food comprising of exotic fishes and mussels are a great treat as are the tasty snails when washed down with exclusive wines. The French loaf is quite famous all over the world and cheeses work wonders! As you concentrate on your plate and glass, the panoramic view of the rolling pastures and stunning landscapes demand your attention with the same force as the food wins over your taste buds.
Wedged between central and eastern European cuisine influence, Croatia is indeed a top food destination demanding repeat visits by the gastronomic buffs. The Croatian cuisine is a fusion of the Italian, central European and the historic Ottoman school of culinary art. The principle diet comprises of cheese, a variety of meat, noodles, tingling beers and fruit extracts. Istria is a place with overlapping Croatian and Italian kitchen influence. It is famous for exotic mushrooms, truffles, sea food, olives and prosciuttos. Paired with the right choice of wine and fruit juices, these treats are guaranteed to be a memorable gastronomic venture!