The food gastronomy in Logroño is all about pinchos (also written as Pintxos in the Basque language). Pinchos can basically have anything on them, so when visiting the area make sure to try and get a good mix of the snack food.
- Other La Rioja specific foods include Piquillo Peppers which are fried and sometimes stuffed with lamb.
- The next best gastronomy goodie at Logroño is esparragos blancos. It is a white asparagus that is the region’s speciality and is generally grown here. The asparagus is usually served with mayonnaise. They are grilled and salted to be used in stews, soups and in some dishes as well.
- Tourists in Spain are common with Patatas Bravas in Spain, but there is one version of these tapas, typically found in Logroño. It is called Patatas a la Riojana, and the version comes with roasted potatoes with chorizo and smoky paprika. It is slightly less in spices like the original recipe.
- You should also try out Chuletas Riojana, which is perfectly grilled lamb chops and are sold over vine cuttings.
- Lechal (suckling lamb) and cochinillo (suckling pig) are two types of meat are fed on their mother’s milk, and then used for cooking between 2 to 6 weeks of age. They taste yum after having roasted with olive oil or butter.
- Logrono’s location in La Rioja makes it the perfect destination to visit while enjoying the wineries within the region. While the city offers great wine itself, its culinary offerings, historic past and lack of mass tourism make this city a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
- Try out Patxaran which is patent liquor at Rioja. It is made with wild plums and can be associated with sloe gin. Patxaran is a sloe-flavored liqueur and very commonly consumed in places like the Basque Country, Navarra, and La Rioja.