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Wineries and Gastronomy
Cadiz's cuisine is influenced more than anything by the province's wines and by the wide selection of locally caught fresh fish: gilt-head bream, sea bream, sea bass etc, as well as the shell fish: prawns, Norway lobsters, crab claws, sea snails .... and the famous king prawns from Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Then there are the traditional cheeses, cold cuts and meats from the mountain villages.
The confectionary and cakes are delicious and have been clearly influenced by the Arabs and by the nuns in the local convents. Tocino de cielo (pudding made with egg yolk and syrup),turrón (Spanish nougat), alfajores , traditional Arab pastries from Medina Sidonia, turrónand fritters from Cadiz and the famous pestiños (honey coated fritters), which are typically served at Christmas throughout the province, are all mouth watering.
The numerous restaurants, bars, shellfish bars, taverns and "chiringuitos" (beach bars) are the ideal settings to try this varied cuisine and its excellent sherries: fino, amontillados sweet, oloroso or a manzanilla wine from Sanlucar, as well as the province's brandies, which give this area its special character.
Anyone who comes to the province should visit the impressive wineries in Jerez, El Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar, or Chiclana, where these exquisite wines, such as fino, manzanilla, muscatel, as well as a Jerez or sherry, which has become Spain's ambassador worldwide. You should contact each winery's public relations department prior to planning a visit.
| Cádiz es singular, es plural.
|| Cádiz, el viento de la historia.