Neven Maguire's brand new Spanish Food Trail begins in sunny Malaga, tonight on RTÉ One. Traditionally the gateway to the Costa Del Sol, the city has become a tourist destination in its own right thanks to its incredible culture.
As well as a delectable culinary scene, the city is famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it is even home to one of only three museums in the world dedicated to his art.
During his time in Malaga, Neven visits a restaurant located beside the Roman amphitheatre, where he is served their famous fish soup before visiting the Alcazaba, a Moorish citadel.
In Frigiliana, a white-washed village in the hills to the east of Malaga (and featured in Christy Moore’s song Lisdoonvarna), Neven tries waffles made with local molasses and deep fried aubergines. Grilled sardines, or espetos, are another regional speciality, cooked on the beach on skewers.
Neven ends his day in the city’s oldest wine bar, El Pimpi, where the wine is served straight from the barrels and the bill is chalked up on the counter. Neven’s recipe in this programme is a Pecan Pie using molasses from Frigiliana.
Watch Neven's Spanish Food Trails on RTÉ One every Tuesday at 8:30pm.