Restaurant of the week: Azafrán

Perfect pairing of cuisine and wine


restaurante_azafránLocated in the town of Villarrobledo (Albacete), Azafrán Restaurant offers a variety of dishes from the land of the best quality Saffron. In a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, the restaurant team offers its customers a unique dining experience in the heart of La Mancha.

Its head chef and owner, Teresa Gutierrez, is a professional with a long history and extensive curriculum, that before embarking on the adventure of opening the restaurant Azafrán had worked in restaurants like La Sucursal, Las Rejas; under the command Manolo de la Osa or El Bohio with Pepe Rodríguez. From these experiences and his love for this land comes Azafrán, working to provide customers the best example of a modernized Manchego cuisine.

The cuisine at Azafrán is made from the finest products of Mancha where further care with particular interest his pairing with wines, this section is managed by the charismatic partner, Manuel Ortiz. In his menu, there are over a hundred references, among them the wines of Finca Antigua and Finca Montepedroso. In his owns words “this wine list is for people who dare to try new and bold wines as much as they like to try new foods”.

As for the dishes to be found in the restaurant there are entrees that include crispy rich vegetable dumplings with soy sauce and honey, a successful combination of octopus, cuttlefish and mushrooms sauteed in garlic, sausage canutillos daggerboard, or the traditional “ajopringue” made with apple and pine nuts.

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As main courses, you can choose between a manchego roast lamb with mushrooms, accompanied by a ruleras crumbs, typical of the area; an Iberian chaps in white wine with smoked bacon or cod tacos with pisto manchego and cream of smoked aubergine .

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Furthermore, Azafrán has a special menu, which was prepared for the visit of the Prince of Asturias to Villarrobledo in 2009, that is now offered for all customers to enjoy for about 45 €.

http://www.azafranvillarrobledo.com

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