Every year Spain declares a ‘Ciudad de Gastronomía’. This year has been the year of Huelva. Huelva? Not a household name outside Spain let alone for Haute Cuisine. But I think it is true to say that Spanish food would not have the international reputation that it rightly enjoys if it weren’t for Huelva and its Province.
Located between Seville and Portugal in the extreme south-west of Andalusia, Huelva has something of everything, from virgin coastline and unspoilt beaches to dramatic hinterland rising to spectacular mountains. From the coast comes wonderful fish and seafood, from the hinterland wonderful fruit and veg, venison and other game and from the mountains – and the best cured ham and sausages in the world.