Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain - photo by Klaa2014 under Pixabay License
Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain - photo by Klaa2014 under Pixabay License

ASTURIAS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Asturias, Spain for his show, Parts Unknown Season 12 Episode 2 (originally aired September 30. 2018):

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DISH – Arvejas con Jamon, Croquetas de Queso, Mejillones a la Asturiana, and Entrecot al Queso Cabrales

WHAT IS IT?

Arvejas con Jamon – peas and ham stew; Croquetas de Queso – cheese coated with bread crumbs, shaped into a ball and fried; Mejillones a la Asturiana – mussels with apple cider; Entrecot al Queso Cabrales – premium steak cut with Cabrales cheese on top.

WHERE IS IT?

Ca’Laura
Plaza San Juan, 2
Mieres, Asturias, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ASTURIAS NOTES

A restaurant in Plaza San Juan with a menu that changes daily.

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DISH – Fabada Asturiana

WHAT IS IT?

Bean stew with slices of chorizo, morcilla and pork.

WHERE IS IT?

Bar Guillermina
Lugar Bulnes, 22A
Bulnes, Asturias, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ASTURIAS NOTES

Anthony Bourdain jokingly commented that it was about a 3- to 4-hour walk from the funicular. In reality, it is just about 10-20 minutes’ walk.

DISH – Erizos del Mar a la Asturiana, Centollos, and Percetas

WHAT IS IT?

Erizos del Mar a la Asturiana – sea urchins placed in boiling water for a few seconds; Centollos – spider crabs; Percetas – barnacles.

WHERE IS IT?

Casa Lin
Av. Telares, 3
Avilés, Asturias, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ASTURIAS NOTES

After being served with sea urchins at Casa Lin in Parts Unknown Asturias, Anthony Bourdain reveals: “”This is one of my favorite things on earth: good sea urchin.”

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DISH – Pitu de Caleya

WHAT IS IT?

Free-range chicken stew with rice.

WHERE IS IT?

Casa Eladia
VV-10, 23
Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ASTURIAS NOTES

Bar offering traditional Asturian comfort food.

DISH – Grilled Salmon

WHAT IS IT?

Salmon cut into pieces and grilled on the skin

WHERE IS IT?

Restaurante Güeyu Mar
Playa de Vega, 84
Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ASTURIAS NOTES

Restaurant in Ribadesella offering seafood dishes.