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Travel to Spain With Us

You might not be able to travel there by plane, but you can take a virtual tour of Spain with us!

Hey friends? How’s it going with the social distancing and (hopefully) staying home? It’s going to be a challenge, but we are sure that we will be able to get through it together! If you are hungry for content, you are in the right place. We will be sharing some of our favorite Spanish experiences with you, whether it’s flamenco dancing in Sevilla or visiting the 12 Windmills of La Mancha... and you can do it right from the convenience of your own couch. We hope to be opening our doors again soon... until then, safe travels!

DESTINATION: Take a tour of Cervantes’ Spain ​ Discover the places the Spanish author depicted in Don Quixote including the Windmills of La Mancha and the Cave of Montesinos. https://artsandculture.google.com/story/hgUBCR7bJ6h3Ig​  SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: You can see Pablo Picasso’s artwork, “Don Quixote,” featured on our menus and in artworks hanging in the restaurant.

DESTINATION: La Mejorada Winery and Vineyards Take a virtual tour of a winery located in a former 15th-century monastery, restored by Architect Rafael Moneo https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/la-mejorada-winery-and-vineyards/owKixGJ3TdefIw   SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: Cafe Sevilla offers a carefully curated wine list featuring Spanish wineries with heritage stories going back hundreds of years. We invite you into our cellar to imbibe and discover some new favorites.

DESTINATION: Explore the Food Map of Spain Spain is an amalgam of different histories, landscapes and cultures, all of which have had a lasting impact on the nation's music, art, literature and - of course - food. From the tomato fight to tapas, Spanish food is more than just a meal, it's a cultural phenomenon.​ https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-food-map/ggIyCOVoxCcTLw​  SEVILLA’S CONNECTION:​ Cafe Sevilla offers a selection of over 30 different tapas from regions all over Spain.

Destination: Explore the Torres Vineyards in Penedès - Torres is the most admired wine brand in Europe, and for good reason. The Torres family has been the guardian of the same landscape for five generations, with the philosophy that “the more we care for our earth, the better our wine.” Take some time to explore their vineyards.​  SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: If you’ve dined at Sevilla, chances are you’ve enjoyed a glass or a bottle of Torres wine. We believe that Torres is very representative of Spanish wines and have partnered with them for many years.  ​

DESTINATION: Explore Dehesa Meadows Where Ibé​rian Pigs Graze - Explore the meadows where Cinco Jotas 100% Ibérian pigs graise on acorns, giving the ham a nuanced flavor that distinguishes it as the finest jamón in the world.    SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: Our very own Maestro Cortador "Master Carver," Raymond Pereira, carves this Spanish delicacy table-side at Cafe Sevilla. Raymond spent several weeks at Cinco Jotas studying the art of carving jamón and has toured these same meadown several times over.

DESTINATION: Explore Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain - The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art, housing artworks by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Juan Gris. It is also home to Picasso’s famous “Guernica,” shown below.     SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: Cafe Sevilla’s founder, Janet Huidibro, is a huge fan of the arts, and is a talented artist herself. You will find at least one artwork by Janet in each of our restaurant locations.

DESTINATION: History of Flamenco at the Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco - Learn why flamenco is considered an attitude to life, an individual and collective act of resistance.   SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: Cafe Sevilla offers flamenco dinner shows every weekend. These shows are a sensory indulgence of sight, sound, and taste, leaving our guests with a piece of truly Spanish culture.

DESTINATION: Harvest Saffron at Castile-La Mancha - Tour these beautiful saffron flower fields in Southern Spain that have been a family run business for centuries and learn the delicate harvesting process that makes saffron the most expensive spice in the world.   SEVILLA’S CONNECTION: Cafe Sevilla is proud to be the largest purchaser of saffron on the west coast. Using quality saffron in our dishes is a difference that you can taste. In our new Costa Mesa location, you can see a single year's use of saffron tins on display in our Barcelona room.

DESTINATION: elBulli, the Most Famous Restaurant in the World - Considered the world's most famous restaurant, elBulli created a gastronomic experience for its' guests. Learn more about the restaurant that was named the world's best restaurant five years in a row and then promptly closed at the height of it's popularity.  Ferran Adrià, chef behind elBulli, understood that food was about the overall experience, not just about what was served on the plate. At Cafe Sevilla, our interpretation of Spanish dining is about so much more than exceptional food; it’s about the hospitality, the service, the ambiance, and the atmosphere that together capture the true essence of Spain.