La Posada de Alajar
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... salad of mixed lettuce, local goat cheese, ground local hazelnuts, and a sherry vinaigrette dressing followed by something called Capricho de Sarrano, a dish which turned out to be medium-cooked medallions of local Iberico pork wrapped in local Jamon de Iberico with a touch of sauce made with local goat cheese. It tasted incredible, but they say you are what you eat and all this pork is turning me into a little piggy. Once ...
... I have learned on this trip in the Sierra Aracena is
that any cured ham in Spain can be called Jamon Serrano, which essentially
means mountain ham. Only that produced from the meat of the special dark-colored
breed of pig, Cerdo Iberico, can be called Jamon Iberico. And only the meat of
the breed if it’s been raised on a diet of acorns can be called Jamon Iberico
de Bellota, the supposedly tastiest swine leg of all. Supposedly curing over
... it’s usually closed. Maricastana is a more upscale establishment than the Bar de Robles where we had our previous meals in town, a fancy white tablecloth and napkin kind of place with a limited menu but exquisite food using locally grown produce. I had an appetizer of Crema de Verduras con Gurumelos, a pureed vegetable soup with a very strongly flavored local mushroom that is one of the few that comes out in the spring. The Lomo Iberico was ...
and Sascha transported us in their cars to Aracena, the largest town in the
Sierra. We made an unscheduled stop in town on our first night to observe the
Saturday Semana Santa procession, but this was for our planned sightseeing. The
town is a quite typical Andalusian one of 7,000 people with several significant
squares and large churches and a hilltop castle with adjacent church built in
the thirteenth century ...
The first day’s hike was naturally going to be a preparatory
one for the longer ones, a relatively easy loop hike of 13 kilometers (8 miles)
up over a ridge and down into the town of Alajar and back. The morning started
about a little misty but the skies cleared up nicely later in the morning for a
nice day overall.
As it turns out, the chestnuts Castna del Robledo is named
for are not in fact native to ...