The VIII Ruta de la Fabada and las Verdinas is almost here. Postponed from its usual February date because of the pandemic it will now be held from 11th to 27th March.

This 8th addition of the Asturias gastronomy festival brings together some of the best restaurants that will offer menus with Asturian fabada or verdinas, both types of beans.

The event pays tribute to the local, staple dishes that forms part of the culinary history of Asturias and it now has its own special day – 20 March is World Fabada Day – #FabadaDay.

This year is the most numerous edition with 104 restaurants in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania taking part. These 104 restaurants will be paying tribute to Asturias cuisine and its gastronomic history with these two most emblematic dishes of northern Spain.

The Ruta de La Fabada and Las Verdinas now with seven previous editions is growing every year both nationally and internationally and 16 of the restaurants have been taking part since its beginnings in 2015, the area with most registered restaurants is, of course, Asturias, there are another 22 restaurants in Madrid, 8 in Castilla y León, 3 in Andalucía, 2 in the Balearic Islands, 2 in Castilla-La Mancha and 2 in the Canary Islands paying homage to the Asturian cuisine. While Internationally, there are 14 participants between America, Asia and Oceana.


All the participating restaurants have information on the website and they are geolocated in Google Maps, forming a digital gastromap with their details and gastronomic proposals that can be found through the website Ruta de Fabada and through the official social network Ruta de la fabada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The UN has been celebrating World Pulses Day on 10 February since 2017 and although the health authorities consider them to be a “basic food” for a healthy diet, Spain eats far above the world average of 21 grams per person which equals 5.7 kg per person per year according to the FAO.

Read my post – A Hearty Winter Stew – Fabada Asturiana over on