Festivals of Regional Gastronomic Interest

Festivals of Regional Gastronomic Interest

Rich gastronomy of Asturias

Updated on 28 September 2022
Festivals of Regional Gastronomic Interest
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    In Asturias you eat well in almost all kitchens and it is also eaten, almost always, in abundance. Being of good food, gastronomic festivals and days proliferate, some have obtained the official rank of "Festivals of Regional Gastronomic Interest"; We list them for you.

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    Fiestas of Regional Gastronomic Interest in Asturias.
    The declaration of tourist interest means that the festival benefits from regional resources and is part of the promotion channels of the Government of the Principality and the Regional Tourism Society.

    Gastronomic Festival of the Turnips of La Foz de Morcín

    The Days are organized by the Brotherhood of Friends of the Nabos, brothers who promote the popularization and consumption of turnips and their traditional elaboration.
    During the festivities of San Antón, patron saint of Foz de Morcín, this gastronomic festival is celebrated every year. Morciniegos and visitors gather around the local tablecloths to ritually give a good account of this traditional dish of Asturian gastronomy. The menu consists of: pot of turnips with compango (chorizo, black pudding...), Afuega'l Pitu cheese and artisan casadielles. It is the January 17.

    Festivals or Gastronomic Days of San Martín del Rey Aurelio

    [1] Gastronomic Days of the Turnips in Sotrondio
    They are celebrated in the town of Sotrondio on November 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, coinciding with the celebration of the patron saint festivities in honor of San Martín de Tours. Organized by the local celebration society with the collaboration of the City Council Department of Culture.

    The gastronomic menu: the pot of turnips with a chorizo ​​sausage, blood sausage, pork rib and head; serving of tripe, second course, and cassadilla, for dessert, complete the menu, served with red wine or cider.

    [2] Gastronomic Days of Les Cebolles Fillings in El Entrego
    It coincides with the festival of San Andrés, the last weekend of november. These days of the Stuffed Onions, the most international dish and that has played the role of gastronomic ambassador of the municipality more times, is celebrated in the town of El Entrego. Good onions, stuffed with tuna, and accompanied by tripe, as a main course, and casadiellas for dessert. Strong menu.

    Festival of the Sardine in Candás

    The Sardine Festival is celebrated within the framework of the festivities of San Félix at the beginning of August, pattern of Candás. Since the 70s it has become a summer event par excellence, thousands of attendees give a good account of some 5.000 kilos of oily fish. You can taste grilled sardines prepared by each of the restaurants participating in the festival and at popular prices. One of these restaurants is also awarded the "Golden Sardine", a prize awarded by a popular jury to the one who best prepares sardines at the festival.

    Feast of San Marcos, feast of Picadillo and Sabadiego de Noreña

    The town's butchers' guild created this festival back in the 80s, to pay homage to its patron saint, San Marcos, becoming over time a very popular celebration. The occasion is used to name the largest Pork Butchers in the County and to award the Noreña County National Prize for Journalism. Is he April 25.

    Cabrales Cheese Contest in Cabrales

    It is one of the most traditional cheese festivals on the peninsula and in this event more than three tons of Cabraliego flavor are sold in one day. Master cheese makers who come from Sotres, Tielve, Asiego, Oceño, Rozagas, Berodia... The last Sunday of August in Arenas de Cabrales, an event that cheese lovers should not miss.

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    Vintage of Cangas del Narcea

    It has been held continuously since 2002 the Friday, Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding October 12. The celebration is based around wine, a product deeply rooted in the area. In addition to a wine-growing tradition of about a thousand years, it should be noted that Cangas del Nancea is the only place in Asturias where wine is produced, its consumption being much higher than that of cider.

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