Spanish gastronomy has experienced, in the last decade, a huge increase in popularity at international levels. Today, spanish chefs and restaurants are among the most recognised and respected in the world and the influence of Spanish cuisine is present in all the corners of the globe.
One of the characteristics of the spanish gastronomy is its variety of dishes, influenced by the different cultures that have populated the Iberian peninsula, as well as the mixture between dishes with rural and seaside origin.
The base of the cuisine is focused on high quality products and raw materials, and a special care in the preparation, where there is an emphasis on obtaining the maximum from the products. Products like olive oil, fish and seafood, vegetables like peppers, garlic and asparagus, and the Iberian pork are part of the traditional dishes and the base of this rich and varied gastronomy.
Nowadays, Mediterranean gastronomy is considered the most healthy and balanced diet. Olive oil stands out among the main ingredients and many considered it as “liquid gold”. Spain is among the top 3 olive oil producers in the world and they are awarded important prices every year and are considered as a reference regarding quality.
With well known chefs like Ferran Adria, the Roca brothers, Jose Mari Arzak, Martin Berasategui, Andoni Aduritz and others, spanish cuisine has earned its place in the international gastronomic scene and at the same time, they are main exponents of products made in Spain.
In the city of Budapest, the spanish restaurant of La Plaza was recently inaugurated the, a part of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Budapest. Leading the restaurant is the spanish chef Sergio Montaño, with a long career in restaurants around the world. His extensive career and passion for spanish cuisine make this restaurant one of the best restaurants in Budapest.