Bursting with flavour, Spanish regional cuisine will expose your taste buds to all manner of pleasures. You will frequently come across salsa rosa – a pink, creamy, slightly sweet sauce that is typically served with shellfish as a first course. Gazpacho is a refreshingly chilled soup made of a perfectly smooth blend of ripe tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers and cucumber. Maintaining the simple but effective theme, the Tortilla Española, or Spanish Omelet is literally just eggs, potatoes and onions that have been slowly fried in olive oil. It is then often enhanced with chorizo, courgettes, spinach or ham. The tapas staple Patatas Bravas is simpler still but just as tasty; white potatoes are first boiled, then fried before being served in a spicy tomato-based sauce. And of course, no Spanish adventure is complete without sampling the local paella. For dessert, turrón (an almond nougat), although typically eaten at Christmas, is available any time of year, and churros con chocolate will leave you feeling more than satisfied as you dip the crispy cinnamon dough sticks into a cup of warm, melted chocolate.