Come and enjoy the 'menú lampreeiro' at the Scala Hotel restaurant
The Galician rivers Miño and Ulla are currently the only ones in Spain where the lamprey is caught, a little evolved fish whose origin goes back more than 500 million years ago. Although its appearance does not seem very appetizing, the amprea enjoys great fame for its exquisite flavor and was already much appreciated by the Romans, who filled Galicia with 'pesqueiras' to capture this delicacy. In Padrón we keep those of Herbón, behind the Franciscan convent, and very close to those of Pontecesures.
Between January and April the lamprey fishing season opens and it is when the lovers of this peculiar fish sit down at the table to enjoy the many forms of preparation, being the bordelesa and empanada the most common. Both can be tasted in the restaurant of Hotel Scala, which for another year will offer a selection of dishes with lamprey as the main ingredient.
V Xornadas Gastronómicas da Lamprea
On this occasion, the restaurant of the Hotel Scala joins the V Xornadas Gastronómicas da Lamprea organized by the Council of Padrón. These days will be held the last two weekends of March and have a wide program of activities, which include, in addition to the menus of lamprey in various establishments, other informative and recreational activities such as a cooking workshop, a route through the pesqueiras of Herbón or a empanadas contest.
The menu that, within the framework of the V Xornadas Gastronómicas da Lamprea, will offer the restaurant of the Hotel Scala from the 22nd to the 24th and from the 29th to the 31st of Marchis the following:
-A first course to choose between:
- Lamprey croquettes
- Stuffed lamprey
- Lamprey pie
-A second course to choose between:
- Lamprey to Bordalesa
- Lamprey risotto
-And a dessert to choose.
The price of the menu is 30 euros and includes drinks (house wines or water) and coffee.
Do not miss out on our great lamprey recipes. You can already book your table at the phone number 981 811 312.