Traditional Treats in Valencia
Spanish churros and hot chocolate get all the press in Spain
, but in Valencia it’s all about horchata and fartons. Horchaterias abound in this Spanish region where the refreshing milky semi-sweet drink is made from chufa (aka tigernuts), water and sugar. Fartons (an unfortunate name for this slightly sweet bread-like treat) usually accompany the horchata and are made for dipping into the drink more than eaten by themselves. Horchateria de Santa Catalina offers some of the most lovely surroundings for indulging on the traditional combo—with beautiful Manises ceramic tiles on the walls surrounding diners. It’s also famous for being the oldest horchateria—over 200 years old—according to its sign out front.