Restaurants have served more than one thousand of hot meals in the Stew and Spoon Dish Days in which filled hotels at weekend.
Güéjar Sierra has successfully celebrated its I Stew Days , organised by the municipal council along with Business Association “Vereda de la Estrella”. The aim of this event, first celebrated, was to enhance the value of traditional gastronomy as touristic promotion element both in Granada and out it.
Local restaurants have had a few but intense fruitful days serving more than one thousand stew meals, cooked in the old way, simmered and cooked with local ingredients. Dinners have been able to enjoy some of the hot typical stews such as stews, been and pork stews, soups, mushes and casserole.
Tourism councilwoman, Elisabeth García, has expressed her satisfaction with the success of this first edition because these days “have become the most accepted gastronomic event in the locality together with Peak Festival”. During the week the average occupancy rate of hotels has been around 50% but from Friday to Sunday this date has doubled in relation to a normal week.
Not only the entrepeneurs are satisfied with this Days, also dinners are. They have recognised the success, mainly for the popular prices since for only 5 euros, people have been able to enjoy several stews only served in Güéjar Sierra.
From the touristic point of view, this Days have given a very important support just at the beginning of winter season when the amount of visitors increases considerably.
Both, municipal council and entrepeneurs, give a positive report of this common initiative and they have decided “to declare every Friday of winter as Spoon Dish Day to offer dinners the oportunity to steadly enjoy with unique plates”, has said Miguel Quirós, president of Entrepeneur Association.