La Rioja cuisine is authentic and uses quality and fresh products found in the local region. The exceptional dining experiences at renowned Michelin star and gastronomic restaurants has been inspired by the region’s tradition of agriculture.
The locals of La Rioja have always known how to make the most of the produce that is naturally available to them. In Rioja, lamb is the preferred meat and is slow roasted in clay pots and served with rice and sundried tomatoes. Complex Rioja red wine perfectly pairs with this meat-based dish. Indeed, wine paring with traditional dishes demonstrates the deep-rooted culture of wine.
Culinary tradition in La Rioja has also benefited from its strategic location just to the south of the Basque country, globally known as one of the most prestigious gourmet regions. The culinary experience combined with winery tours and tastings is the best way to discover this prestigious wine region of Spain.
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