Food and Drink at Seville Feria
by Fiona Flores Watson
If you're a guest who has been formally invited to a caseta, once in your host will buy the first round of drinks and raciones - cheese, prawns, ham, 'pescao frito' (fried fish). Let him - it's tradition, and offering to pay will be considered bad form. Then you can order what you want, to share with your host if appropriate.
Casetas usually also serve olives, ensaladilla, various meat dishes, revueltos (scrambled eggs with additions such as hams, asparagus or mushrooms), and of course pescaito frito - a delicious mixture of prawns, calamares, puntillitas (tiny octopus), acedias (baby sole), adobo (marinated dog fish) and other seafood.
Then you can order - a jug of 'rebujito' (manzanilla - dry sherry - mixed with lemonade, very freshing and much better than it sounds; also deceptively alcohlolic for something that tastes like a soft drink) or beer will give you the Dutch courage needed to hit the dance floor. Fino (another type of dry sherry) is also a popular Feria drink.
Most bars will also serve spirits (whisky is especially popular), fruit juices and bottles of mineral water.
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SEVILLE APRIL FAIR PRIVATE TOUR
Enjoy the exclusive private tour for Viator customers at the Feria de Sevilla. Meet the most international Fair where flamenco and fiesta come together in a very peculiar origin. Sevilla dresses up in its big week. We will be picked up at the hotel by horse-drawn carriage to move to the fairgrounds. More than a thousand "booths" where gastronomy and folklore will be waiting for us. We will take a guided tour of the site and end up enjoying the Andalusian cuisine with a good wine from Jerez in a private "booth". At the end we will move to the hotel.