Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Casetas and Pinchos de Feria

On september 7th the whole Salamanca celebrated Santa María de la Vega (the Virgen de la Vega, Salamanca's patron as well as San Juan de Sahagún (we talked about in this Spanish post). 

Pinchos de la caseta Café Rúa.
Among all the activities happening during these Salamanca's Ferias y Fiestas, concerts, exhibitions and even more (you can see more in the program, in this pdf or you can get a brochure in the Tourist Office), there is one in particular all of us are waiting for.

One of the activities we love is going for pinchos at the 'casetas'. The whole city smells and offers you a wide variety of tastesThe Feria de Día is one of the greater attraction during Ferias y Fiestas: this year we can taste pinchos de feria and a drink for just 2 euros in the 99 casetas placed in different corners of Salamanca.
Pato en escabeche de naranja y salsa de arándanos,
el pincho de feria del restaurante El Bardo.
If you don't already know where to start your tapas tour, take a look at De Pinchos, a free app for smartphones with maps in which can find the casetas (like the one at the bottom of this post), all the cafés and their pinchos de feria and the rating left by other users. You can download it for free for iOS and AndroidAll the casetas, with their pinchos and music, will stay open until the 15th of september.

For the first time ever, this year there is a photography contest “Vive la Feria”, held on social media. To participate, you can just add the hashtag #vivelaferia to your pictures in Instagram or Twitter.

Ración de pulpo en la caseta de Galicia
(casetas regionales en el Campo San Francisco).
We also want to recommend you some must-do things: diez cosas que no deberías perderte de las Ferias y Fiestas.

Fajita de codillo confitado con salsa de manzana y miel, el pincho de feria de la caseta The Molly's Cross.

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