An unexpected tasting trip

I like to go holiday at least once a year, whether it be a backpacking excursion through central Europe, or a sight-seeing adventure in an exotic place like Asia. This year however, I decided to follow the trend of many British holiday makers, and plan a trip to the Mediterranean. I didn’t much fancy the ever-popular Balearic islands, because of that very reason i.e their popularity. I don’t much fancy the idea of a holiday filled with screaming kids and boozing adults. For this reason, I decided to look a little further afield and eventually decided on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Sardinia is without doubt one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The long coastline and isolated, sandy beaches are indescribable. Truly magnificent! But the main point of interest for me was the food. During my two week long holiday, I decided to stay at the largest Doubletree hotel Sardinia has on offer. From here, I spent a long relaxing holiday venturing out to the beaches and the restaurants.

Now the reason I mention the food, is because it wasn’t exactly what I expected. Of course, there was an abundance of top-notch restaurants serving seafood prepared in much the same way as the rest of the Med. What I didn’t expect however, was the local passion for wild game meats. Wild boar is particularly prevalent on the island, and thus finds its way onto plates in the form of steaks, sausages and ‘charcuttio’ (a type of dried or smoked meat similar to Parma ham). These dishes really blew me away and I still find myself dreaming of them now, two months later.

I couldn’t have enjoyed my stay at the Doubletree Sardinia any more than I did. The locals where nice and friendly, the food was amazing, and the scenery was breathtaking. And best of all? No screaming brats or boozed up youngsters!

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