It has started the ninth edition Contest 'The Best Fabada in the World'with a total of one hundred restaurants, 25 of them are not from the Principality of Asturias.
The professional jury, composed of eight people, has decided the sixteen restaurants that compete, on Monday 14 of January at the Asturian Center of Madrid, for securing one of the three seats reserved for restaurants outside of Asturias in the grand finale of the contest, to be held at the March 26 in Villaviciosa.
The restaurants that pass to this semifinal are: Casa Menéndez (Águilas, Murcia), Asgaya (Madrid), Ca Aida (Benidorm), Carús (Madrid), Casa Hortensia (Madrid), Casa Matilde (Coruña), Casa Zapico (Bargas, Toledo), the Café de la Ópera (Madrid), El Chigrín (Granada), Ordás Brothers (Madrid), La Figal (Cuenca), La Ménsula (Málaga) La Taberna (Torres de la Alameda, Madrid), La Taska Sidrería ( Valencia), Llaber (Barcelona) and Los Platos del Soto (Mallorca).
In this contest the attraction of the fabada is valued from the visual point of view, the color of the dish, the absence of faba skins floating ... The aromas of the stew are also taken into account, its potency, which has its right point of salt , that the faba be buttery and be whole ... the quality of the compangu is also analyzed.
The contest is organized by the City Council of Villaviciosa and the company Gustatio, is one of the most demanding because the fabadas are tasted up to three times by an expert jury, anonymously and secretly.
The winners in previous editions Asturian restaurants have always been:
· Chema Food House (2011-2017)
· The Moreno (2012)
· The Llar de Viri (2013)
· Sidriría Bedriñana (2014)
· The Pomares (2015)
· Vista Alegre (2016)
· Gaucho Fierro (2018)
* Photo property Gustatio.