La Hoya de Huesca accommodates six oil mills, which are located in the villages of Los Molinos de Sipán, Bespén, Bolea, Ayerbe and Almudévar. The main varieties used for oil production are Empeltre, Verdeña and Negral. On this matter, do not miss the visit to the Molino del Viñedo, in Castilsabás, an ethnographic space to show the process of this ancient labours.
Good products, good service: the region also accommodates some of the restaurants in ragon ranked highest in gastronomic routes. Namely, Lillas Pastia, Las Torres –both in Huesca–, and La Venta del Sotón –in Esquedas. The recipe for roast hen from Casbas dates back from the 15th century, when it was documented by Ruperto de Nola, King Ferdinand of Naples' chef.
The city of Huesca has always been known for its extraordinary cuisine. A simple stroll around the streets reveals the importance of eating and drinking in the region. Sit down to a table-cloth meal in a restaurant, order some snacks at the bar... Whichever the style, they all go down fine in the capital.
The haute cuisine from the region started to stand out a long time ago. Chefs as prestigious as Antonio Arazo, Carmelo Bosque, Sergio Azagra, Ana Acín, Darío Bueno y Rafael Abadía –or as highly remembered as Fernando Abadía– have positioned top quality gastronomy on the menu in Huesca. Huesca was actually the first city in Aragon to accommodate a restaurant honoured with the famed Michelin stars.
Huesca's gastronomic establishments include a mouth-watering range of options. Patisseries that preserve a renovated classical style, long-standing convenience stores, stores specialising in meat cuttings and other regional products, wineries and other establishments that position the capital as a place where shopping means more than stocking up on supplies.
The city already offered a vast selection of eating out varieties when a trend for another type of establishment set in. It was time for the rule of the tapas bars. Going out for tapas is an attraction that appeals to both visitors and denizens, and every dish seems to have its sized-down version. Huesca organises an annual tapas competition which attracts a high number of punters which attest to how much people enjoy eating standing up.