The cuisine of the villages of the Ribera del Duero Wine Route combines perfectly with the region’s excellent wines. The different culinary approaches are marked by their own style, with a flavour of traditional cooking, but not forgetting signature cuisine – increasingly present in Ribera del Duero – using quality raw materials.
One of its leading figures is suckling lamb, a delight for the most refined palates. But there is far more than this in the Castilian recipe book: cured meats like black pudding and chorizo, cheese, wild mushrooms, Castilian soup, lamb chops, select game, torta de aceite (a simple fried cake), empiñonados (marzipan sweets covered with pine nuts), puff pastries and egg yolk cakes are some of the area’s typical dishes. Castilians like eating and enjoying the pleasures of a good table.
Another of the best-preserved traditions in Ribera del Duero is “going out for tapas”, whether with friends or family. Any time is a good for meeting around a bottle of wine with the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin and the high-class food offered by this land.