Congratulations to charming Vitoria in the Basque Country on being elected Spain’s Gastronomy Capital for 2014! This terrific win comes just a year after being Europe’s Green Capital so this city certainly knows well how to go about making a success of these prestigious awards.
Vitoria has a rich and varied gastronomy heavily influenced by traditional Basque cuisine now considered, without doubt, to be one of the finest cuisines in the world. Vitoria is located in the province of Alava which itself encompasses Rioja Alavesa, one of the three zones that make up the famous Rioja wine region. So visitors to Vitoria next year or indeed at any time are in a for a Gastronomic treat like no other. As Totally Spain was founded in Vitoria and Belen Encinas, one of the founders of Totally Spain, was born there we couldn’t be more pleased.
To get a taste of how good this city is – have a read over our other posts that feature Vitoria. And you can review our suggested programmes that feature the city: Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region, Vitoria, Bilbao & the Rioja Wine Region, Basque Country Tour of Vitoria, Rioja, San Sebastian & Bilbao & Vitoria, Bilbao, Rioja & Hondarribia
Planning a trip to Vitoria or the Basque Country?
If we have whet your appetite then get in touch. Let us recommend the best restaurants for you, tell you where to find the most interesting artisan producers and suggest food-related and other interesting festivals you might like to visit while in the area. We can arrange a driver or guide to take you to a local markets and take you for tapas in nearby bars or restaurants.