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December 2011

Gastronomy month in Asturias

IV Jornadas Gastronómicas Oscos Eo

Between the 28th October and the 27th November, the 4th Oscos-Eo gastronomy festival took place. Over 5 weekends there were gastronomic events 5 different areas of the Oscos-Eo region. Restaurants put on special menus and offered competitive prices for fantastic food (and drink in some cases). La Cerca in Santa Eulalia de Oscos took part over the weekend of 5th, 6th and 7th November.

Restaurante El Pajar

One of the restaurants taking part was El Pajar. This is a lovely restaurant which forms part of the Casa Cachón complex. It has wonderful views out over the 18th hole of the golf course and has a pleasant atmosphere. On the weekend of the 25th, 26th and 27th November they offered a menu for €25 including wine. The Mussels were fantastic!!! They also have an a la carte menu with 2 particularly notable dishes. One is the Squid Truffles (in their own ink) and the other is the Duck Liver, Goats Cheese and Quince dish. Both are worth a try.

Casa Cachón, Tol

The Hotel has 12 bedrooms which you can book here. There is also a 9 hole golf course and a swimming pool. Non residents can use both. There is also a small golf driving range. It costs €20 for a round of golf in Summer and €10 in Winter. It is in a small village called Tol which you can get directions to here. It is about 30 minutes from Granero del burro.

18th hole Casa Cachón

Santa Eulalia de Oscos

La Cerca - Santa Eulalia (5)

Santa Eulalia de Oscos is a beautiful village in the Asturian hills about 45 minutes away from Granero del burro. It is one of the 3 'Oscos' villages - San Martín de Oscos and Villanueva de Oscos are the other two. It is well worth a visit as there are many walks from there and the drive to get there passes through some spectacular countryside. In particular the views from La Garganta back to the coast are wonderful.

La Cerca - Santa Eulalia

In Santa Eulalia itself you can park at the top of the hill and there is a wonderful bar on the left. In it there is a shop where you can get your daily supplies as well as buy some walking boots. Have a look at the typical tables that pull down from the wall on each side of the door as you go in.

At the bottom of the hill is a fantastic restaurant called La Cerca. It a parilla (grill) and serves fantastic food in wonderful surroundings. The Caldo Gallego is typical food of the area (despite its origins in Galicia).

Caldo Gallego