Green Spain: a world of flavours
Discover the true flavour of Green Spain through its gastronomy. In this area of northern Spain, you will discover some of the best dishes you have ever tried. Shellfish and seafood as well as meats, desserts and wines: the choice is immense and the produce of the highest quality. Are you ready? Your table awaits you.
The Cantabrian Sea, along with the mountains and valleys of the inland area, are the natural larder of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, the four regions that make up what is known as "Green Spain". Its stoves produce delicious dishes based on traditional recipes, but also novel, imaginative, avant-garde culinary creations. The result is unique gastronomy with extraordinary variety, renowned throughout the world. Once you try it, you are sure to come back for more. Top quality produce from land and sea are the common denominator in cuisine whose characteristics vary from area to area. Come and savour it for yourself.
Galicia: shellfish... and much more
Gastronomy is an important part of Galicia's identity, and it is a major attraction in this part of Spain. Don't leave Galicia without trying a good assortment of shellfish, washed down with some Albariño and Ribeiro Designation of Origin wines. A real luxury within reach. However, this region is much more than just shellfish and seafood: pies, pork shoulder with turnip tops, soft cheese... If you are unsure, take local recommendations. You won't regret it.
Asturias: exquisite flavours
Asturias is synonymous with quality produce. Enjoy the delicious regional cuisine, made with the fruits of the mountains and the sea, with plenty of shellfish, meats, seafood and cheeses such as Cabrales. There are also delicious stews and hotpots such as fabada (made with beans, pork, etc.), a classic Asturias dish. Make the most of the occasion to head for a cider bar, the typical venue to sample this drink made from apples. We would recommend "going out for cider" with friends or family while in Asturias. This is a deep-rooted tradition in the cities, towns and villages of the region.
Cantabria: variety is the key to the taste
Here you will find everything from fish stews to excellent meat, especially beef. If you prefer, there is also game, such as venison and boar, or casseroles such as the montañés (mountain casserole). To finish up... a good dessert. Special mention should be made here of the sobaos pasiegos (kind of sponge). These are just a few of the options to be found in the gastronomy of Cantabria. Try some of these dishes based on traditional recipes - you will be surprised by the variety on offer.
The Basque Country: the art of eating well
Internationally prestigious cuisine within reach of all budgets. This is what awaits you in the Basque Country, where gastronomy plays an especially important role. Here, eating well is almost an obligation. Any time of day is perfect to be tempted by dishes prepared with top quality produce, from fish and meat to cheese, vegetables and wine. Take part in a highly popular local tradition such as “going out for pinchos”, which consists of going from bar to bar, sampling these miniature culinary delights.
As you can see, in Green Spain gastronomy is an art and forms part of the cultural heritage of the region. You will see for yourself the moment you sit down at any one of its restaurants and taverns. Enjoy the most delicious kind of journey. Bon appetit!