The Mediterranean region is well-known for its traditions and culture. The Mediterranean people live along the Mediterranean Sea or have migrated elsewhere but have their origins from there. Their culture is entrenched in diverse ethnic groups, as are their cuisines. Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most popular culinary experiences in the world.
Mediterranean eateries are also set in their culture from the design of the eateries to the foods served. Chefs have mastered the art of making both gourmet and contemporary Mediterranean delicacies. You can enjoy some of these best at popular restaurants. Some of the most popular outlets include:
Mirazur, Menton, France
Restaurant Mirazur is an award-winning restaurant in Menton Town near Maria Serena Garden in France. The Mirazur is famous for its freshly-made meals, highly creative cooks and great staff. The chef (who runs the restaurant) Mauro Colagreco is a three-Michelin-star chef. His specialties include brioche of potatoes served with melting egg and white truffle and the smoked eel with hazelnuts.
Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is renowned for its spectacular architecture and beautiful islands. Excellent addition to this great experience is the Disfrutar restaurant. Their top chefs’ trio of Eduard Xatruch, Mateu Casañas, and Oriol Castro is legendary. With the most talented trio in Barcelona, the restaurant has won several distinctions – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The Best Chef Awards in the 9th position. The restaurant has a wide range of 30 sweet and savory dishes to pick from throughout the day.
Mazi Restaurant, Budapest
Mazi restaurant is famous for serving the most authentic Mediterranean dishes in Budapest, Hungary’s capital. With a menu of over 40 delicacies to choose from, it offers quite the culinary experience. Popular traditional dishes served include Crete salad, grilled octopus, Greek Feta burger, and moussaka (baked eggplant plated with lamb and feta cream).
In every Mediterranean meal, there are common ingredients, regardless of where it is served. Bread, wine, and olive oil are common ingredients that feature in every Mediterranean delicacy. You will also enjoy rich spices and herbs, including saffron, chilies, cinnamon, cilantro, thyme, and mint. With their proximity to the sea, you will find an array of seafood on a Mediterranean table. Desserts, which include dried fruits and nuts are also typical.