Monday, November 06, 2017

Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

A lucky stumble.

Driving along towards Galicia we decided to stop off in the Asturian town of Villaviciosa as my caffeine levels had depleted to the point where I was having to sing while driving. Yes, it was indeed a desperate situation. Stopping in this quaint little town we soon realised, due to the subtle appearance of apples, everywhere, that we had finally hit cider country!

There is of course a cake of Villaviciosa and it amazingly contained..... apples.

The Marzipan was also surprisingly shaped into apples.

Our second breakfast of the morning included no apples, just a Spanish omelette and a coffee.
Being in the region we even found information about different apples from England.
And of course Spain.
We decided to tour the above cider factory.
Tanks and tanks of cider.

At the end of the tour you get a direct from tank cider.

Quite an impressive, and slightly wet experience for our guide.

It ends up looking flouro-green and tastes fabulous.

Even the corks get apples.

Afterwards, the neighbouring hotel offered a great priced menu del dia. The Fabada came in a big pot and you could serve as much as you wanted, it was insanely delicious and I certainly filled up, but couldn't even get close to finishing the pot.

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