Traditional Galician food Party in San Sebastián
If we talk about events, fairs and celebrations San Sebatian is, without a doubt, a leading city. Is we consider the gastronomic events... well, even more. Today we will show you all the detail about the Fiesta del Aguardiente y la Queimada ...This party was introduced Donostia almost twenty years... It has been slightly rising its importance and today many locals and travellers to Donostia enjoy this fantastic 3 days party...... If you're staying at our hotel in San Seabstian on April 5, 6 or 7 you definitely want to stop by Plaza Easo ...
The Plaza Easo (Easo square) of San Sebastian will hosts in the upcoming weekend the new edition of the “Fiesta del Aguardiente y la Queimada”. This party, already on its 19 th edition, is promoted by the Brotherhood of the “Queimada” and the group “Trisquele” of the house of Galicia. They'll cheer the day with Galician music and dances . But the actual stars in this party are, octopus, ham, pie, sausage pie Galician Santiago, and many other dishes.
Those who attended the last edition still remember a fantastic Octopus Dish... two meters diameter and 60 kilos of potatoes... This delicacy was offered as free tasting...
What is Queimada?
The drink is a traditional Galician alcohol. It is considered to be protecting against curses and bad ghosts. Possibly this is due to its high alcoholic level. Its main ingredients are rum and sugar. Very often it is added lemon or orange rind.
But, as mentioned, the will not be only drinks... In the enclosure of the Easo square a dining area with tables and chairs for 100 people will be prepared. Here you’ll have the chance to enjoy the best products of the Galician tradition. Furthermore many stalls will be selling a variety of Galician cheeses, sausages, handmade pastries, pies and of course wines.
Do not miss the chance. For three consecutive days, from Friday to Sunday from 10.00 to 22.00, the most typical Galician cuisine will be in San Sebastian.
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I hope you have a great experience during your stay in Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra and enjoy your time in San Sebastian.
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín,
General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra