La Era De Aracena
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... our host Craig's wife Sascha met us with nice picnic lunch of sandwich meats and bread, tortilla espanola, flan, junk food, salads, and a dessert box from a bakery, fortification for the hour long uphill slog back to Cortelazor where our week of trekking ended.
For dinner we went back to Maricastana, the more upscale of Castano de Robledo’s two restaurants for another gourmet dinner of locally sourced foods. I chose ...
... shrimp – which are served whole in Spain with heads and
all). While the Lomo Iberico with the goat cheese sauce three nights earlier
was a little strong in flavor for my tastebuds, this evening’s Solomillo de
Iberico (Pork tenderloin) with a sauce of cream, sherry, and local mushrooms
was exquisite. Nevertheless, after almost a week of eating swine twice a day I’ll
be ready for some alternative protein source once I leave the Sierra.
... pig too and the dessert of locally grown chestnuts preserved in syrup over vanilla ice cream was superb! Pork has come to be known as "the other white meat" because it’s generally light-colored when cooked despite being the flesh of a large mammal. The flesh of the local acorn-fed Iberico breed of pig, though, is far from white, and the cooked loin meat is as red and dark as that of beef with a far richer flavor than the normal pork I’m used ...
Tuesday dawned clearer and warmer, good news for the long
hike planned for the day mostly along the ridge tops of the highest peaks in
the Sierra. I should point out that this was somewhat less dramatic than it
might sound. The peaks in the area are only about 900 meters (3,000 feet) and
the walk along the ridge was through woods and farms with only occasional good
vistas across the mountains. The last part of the hike ...
Today I did a wonderful Sunday morning walk with 2 British women who are here setting up workshops with the owners, to be help in the Spring, and Sam the owner. Buen Vino is at about 2400' and we walked down hill most of the way or level sometimes for two hours. We walked along wonderful moss covered stone walls and pass a lot of cork trees that recently had their cork bark removed...your ...