Capital of apples, Villaviciosa is also the capital of the council that has the same name. It owns a great culinary tradition in which, besides meat, legumes and vegetables, fish and seafood that come from the sea and the tidal river have a big protagonism. Between the specialties you can eat in Villaviciosa, seafood paella, calderetas, grilled seafood, red sea bream a la espada, spider crab, razor shell, grilled or a la cazuela pixín (monkfish) are some options.
Many gastronomic journeys are organized here, devoted to the local products. The Jornada de las Fabes bring you the opportunity to try one of the best fabadas in the world, made with the Fabada Asturiana with I.G.P.. The Jornada de los Llámpares (limpets) is another occasion to get to know the maritime products and discover how they can be combined to create the classic dishes of the region.
Get to know the Mercado de Abastos, one of the few markets where the barter is used to pay for things, and learn how to serve cider in the Cider Party. This Maliaya (as the inhabitants are called) is one of the biggest suppliers of the most famous Asturian drink, the Asturian Cider with D.O.P.. Visit factories the where the cider is produced and taste the different flavors of the drink. If you want to get to know the production process better, go to the Festival de la Manzana. As a dessert, why not, a rice pudding, a Villaviciosa pie or an apple pie.