The cuisine of the Navarrese market garden
The Parador de Olite is an excellent showcase for the local cuisine. You’ll be able to savour the prized fresh produce of Navarre’s market gardens, such as artichokes, asparagus and fresh butter beans, and enjoy the flavour of yesteryear, of a cuisine that has managed to preserve the culinary tradition and authenticity of the products this reagion has to offer.
The stately flavour of yesteryear
The brick columns and arcades of the dining room will immerse you in the Medieval past of the majestic castle-palace. On the table, a feast based on local products such as asparagus from Navarre, stew, piquillo peppers, chistorra, Roncal and Idiazábal cheeses, lamb with chilindrón sauce or ajoarriero cod. Don’t miss the dessert, because curd, canutillos and fried milk still await you.
Type of kitchen
Vegetable stew, ajoarriero cod, chilindrón lamb, Ujue almond tart.
Medieval fantasy in Navarre
Olite has a beautiful historic quarter made up of cobbled streets, noble stone mansions with their coats of arms, medieval galleries and splendid churches, such as the Church of Santa María Real, inside which the most solemn court ceremonies were held.
Its calendar includes the Olite Theatre Festival and the Medieval Festivals, both in summer.
If you like castles, in the area around Olite you can visit the walled enclosure of Cerco de Artajona and the mediaeval towns of Ujué and San Martín de Unx.
The strong tradition of wine in the region makes it the wine capital of Navarre.
In the area you will find several wineries to visit.