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.
A medieval fantasy in the castle of the Kings of Navarre
The Parador occupies what is called the Palacio Viejo or El Palacio de los Teobaldos, the oldest of the two that form the defensive-palace complex of the kings of Navarre, rebuilt by king Carlos III the Noble according to French design and aesthetics.
Its partner, the Palacio Nuevo, dates to the reconstruction of the 15th c. One of the first uses it was put to was the meeting of the royal court in the period of king Carlos. It was built on top of the original Roman praesidium, the remains of which can still be seen in the bases of the towers.