This year 2017 show up ninety establishments to the prize «The best Fabada in the World», of which 22 are located outside Asturias - Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, La Coruña, Toledo and Murcia-, competing to produce "the best fabada in the world".
On Monday 13 of February the name of the 20 finalists is known, being The grand finale will be on March 21 at the Amandi Restaurant in Villaviciosa. The Asturian Center of Madrid welcomes the semifinalists from outside Asturias on Monday 6 February.
The contest is demanding, since the jury tests the fabadas up to three times and anonymously and secretly in the first phase.
The winners in previous editions have been Asturian restaurants: Casa de Comidas Chema (2011), El Moreno (2012), El Llar de Viri (2013), Sidriría Bedriñana (2014), Los Pomares (2015) and Vista Alegre (2016). The contest is organized by the Municipality of Villaviciosa in collaboration with the company Gustatio, this being its seventh edition.
Saturday March 25
· At 12 hours, at the Riera theater.
IV Grand Chapter of the Brotherhood of Friends of the Fabes of the Principality of Asturias.
The entity will award prizes to the Caja Rural de Asturias, the Association of Gastronomic Critics, the journalist Juan Ramón Lucas, who will also be "ambassador of the conference" and the Sandra Ibarra Foundation.
· At 13: 30 h.
Civic march of the attending Brotherhoods through the streets Agua, Sol, Valle Ballina and Fernández to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Inauguration of the Fair of Fabes and Agri-Food Products.
Plaza de Villaviciosa.
· At the 17: 30 h, Plaza de Villaviciosa.
"Master Class in Cooking" for children from 6 to 14 years, organized by the professional Mr. Sergio Rama, and directed by the champion of the contest "The best Fabada of the 2016 World", Mrs. Ana María Merino Balbín of the Vista Alegre Restaurant. Previous registrations until full capacity (30 children).
· At the 18: 40 h., Plaza de Villaviciosa.
Storyteller "Xuanin and magical fabes" and other stories in Asturian, by Milo'l Nido.
· At the 20: 00 h., Riera Theater.
Saltantes Teatro presents "Luggage". Function programmed within the framework of the Scenic Arts Circuit of Asturias.