The V Festa do Botelo closes its annual promotion in Vigo with the attendance of 180 people

The V Festa do Botelo closes its annual promotion in Vigo with the attendance of 180 people

The fifth Festa do Botelo in the city of Vigo was celebrated today with the influx of more than 180 people who tasted the botelo at Hotel Coia. The unique bottle accompanied by cachelos and vegetables closed this year’s promotion in the olive city. The event was attended by the mayor, Alfredo García and the councilor for Culture and Education, Margarida Pizcueta, accompanied by the mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero and the councilor and provincial deputy, Santos Héctor, as institutional representatives of the Barco Council. The mayor of Vigo was present in the first part of the event and then he was absent due to personal issues. In addition to the world of culture, there was the Galician writer and editor, Bieito Ledo.

The meal started at 14:00 with soup and maravallas pie, then the bottle was served. The botelo tasting, that is to say, the pig’s stomach stuffed with marinated and smoked ribs and then cooked for consumption, was accompanied by white wine from Adega D´Berna and red wine from Cooperativa Jésús Nazareno de O Barco. For dessert, there was the roxón cake, the kiss and the music for the closing dance of the event.

This was the last promotional event for the bottle this season. The Barco Council organized a series of activities this year and gave continuity to others in order to continue to make known the sausage king of Valdeorrés winter, the botelo. This Festival of Tourist Interest in Galicia since 2014 celebrated its nineteenth edition last January 19 in the town of Barco. It continued its promotion outside the Valdeorres lands in Coruña last February 9 and finished the activity today in Vigo.

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