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Rack up the calories with the Fabada Route

By | 16 January, 2018 | 0 comments

Winter in Madrid has no room for smoothies and light diets. Or perhaps it does, but you can have a cheat day with a delicious dish of Asturian fabada, the famous bean stew. If you like this idea, we recommend you go on the Fabada Route, whose fourth edition will take place in Madrid from February 2-18. The event takes place simultaneously in Madrid and Asturias, gathering 48 restaurants which specialise in this dish in order to spread the knowledge about it. For this purpose, different menus are elaborated with fabada as its main dish or fabes con tropiezos (bean stew with pieces of meat or seafood).

Out of the 48 restaurants taking part, 28 are in Madrid and 20 in Asturias. In the Spanish capital, restaurants such as Casa Hortensia (in Malasaña), the famous Cruz Blanca in Vallecas, El Ñeru and the two Ferreiro restaurants (Paseo de la Florida and Calle Comandante Zorita) will be taking part among others. You can check out the complete list here. Among all participants, the aforementioned Casa Hortensia gathers the Asturian spirit like no other, straight out of a José Luis Garci film: cosy and with a sober decoration. Here, the fabes are cooked five hours in advance, as the proper recipe says. They also serve authentic Cabrales cheese, an ideal prelude to the main dish. You can find it on Calle Farmacia, next to Fuencarral, Hortaleza and other shopping streets in the city centre.

A cosy and traditional option is Sidrería Teitu, located in the north of the city, on Calle Capitán Haya, 20. As well as the fabada they are famous for their meat dishes, the delicious and tender Asturian meat which melts in your mouth like butter.

If you don’t fancy fabada and want to try another Asturian delicacy, the cachopo, get ready because this relatively modern dish is growing in popularity by the minute in Madrid. At La Clave they serve two different versions: the traditional beef one and the hake one, a lighter option filled with salmon layers. The beef one comes with Iberian ham and is made with authentic Asturian beef fillets.



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