At the tip of a peninsula thrust into the Atlantic, the city of Cádiz, a trading hub since 1100 B.C., has a vibe that’s more Havana than Madrid. A culinary renaissance is currently underway, with newcomers like Sara River and Codigo de barra joining classics like El Faro.
But the biggest gastronomic news lies across the bay in Puerto de Santa Maria, where Angel Leon’s Aponiente, which now has three Michelin stars, offers a lyric poem to seafood (plankton risotto). A second Leon restaurant, Alevante, in nearby Sancti Petri just received its first star.
Twenty minutes inland, Jerez de la Frontera is a cradle of the fortified wines known as sherry, which are now on the hot list of sommeliers and the craft-cocktail crowd. Wineries include Díez-Mérito,Lustau and Bodegas Tradición with its stellar collection of Spanish art.
Beyond the cities, hilltop white villages like Vejer de la Frontera lure expats with a blend of hip luxury hotels and art by the likes of Olafur Eliasson at NMAC sculpture garden.
Add a stretch of Atlantic shore, and the province of Cádiz ticks all the boxes
Source: NYTimes 52 place to go in 2019
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