The best fabada in the world
Eight years ago, during their Cultural and Gastronomic Week of beans, Villaviciosa launched a competition that assessed the establishments with the best fabada. The fact is, it has rapidly gained prestige and winning this competition is synonymous with full diaries and dozens of reports in the media throughout the whole country. If you like fabada, here are the seven winners, seven fabada temples: Casa Chema (Oviedo, 2011 and 2017), El Moreno (Villaviciosa, 2012), El Llar de Viri (Candamo, 2013), Sidrería Bedriñana (Villaviciosa, 2014), Los Pomares (Gijón, 2015) and Vista Alegre (Colunga, 2016).
‘IGP Faba Asturiana' Quality Guarantee
The ‘IGP Faba Asturiana' was created in 1990 to preserve this vegetable, which is being eclipsed by beans imported from South America. The technical experts from the Regulating Council control the plantations and certify not only the origin but also the size and quality. Not all the beans labelled as being ‘de la Granja' are Asturian. If it doesn't have the IGP Faba Asturiana stamp, they could be pulling the wool over your eyes. However, at the moment they only consider and allow production of the dry bean, the fresh bean is not included in the quality mark.