The Famous Pour

Asturias is known for its delicious hard cider, but more famous than the cider is the way it’s served — poured in the traditional way, or escanciada.  The bartender holds the bottle far above his head and, looking straight ahead, pours it directly into the glass.

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We saw this (and enjoyed drinking it) everywhere we went.

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The food is excellent, too.

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This is the seafood dinner we enjoyed by the sea.

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We all tried pouring the cider the proper way, but ended up with more on the ground than in the glass, usually.

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It’s amazing how well the bartenders do.

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Everything we ate was fantastic.

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Breakfast was a special treat.

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Most of all, we enjoyed being with Lizzie and her husband again, and I have no doubt we’ll return again sometime.

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