When recommending what to eat in Verin, you must consider its location in the Tamega river valley and your proximity to the mountains, which provides natural ingredients such as collard greens, cabbage, Galician potatoes and Pemento de Oimbra.
Regarding meat, the roasted lamb and goat are typical. Additionally, veal and dishes made with pork, like chorizo, oreja, lomo or lacón con grelos are typical here. You can also eat botelo, made from a pig’s stomach and stuffed with meat.
The restaurant menus offer fish from the river (eel or trout) and game meat in season. Of course, they also serve empanadas with meat, cod, eel etc.
The Vila de Verin food competition is a great opportunity to sample the main products from the region. The Día de San Antón is celebrated in Ábedes (3.5 km away) on January 17. During this celebration there is a pilgrimage, known as Festa de Chourizo. After mass and the procession, participants bring baskets with sausage, ham, etc. to a hill where they have a feast. At the beginning of August and during a long weekend the Feria del Vino Monterrei takes place, where in addition to its own wine, Vino D.O. Monterrei, you can sample others from the area like Vino D.O. Ribeiro or Vino D.O. Valdeorras.
For pastries in Verin you will find its famous custard cake, one of the popular items at its carnival, almond cake and the lenguas de obispo. Don’t forget to order a shot of coffee liquor at the end.