Autumn in Granada is a strange season. Temperatures fluctuate dramatically from mid 30ºC to a maximum of 15ºC in November.
Seasonal food comes into season like Persimmon, pomegranates and of course wild mushrooms. Local Autumn dishes appear on Andalusian kitchen tables and in the best local eateries too.
Recent snowfall on Sierra Nevada mountains chills the air, making these hearty Autumn foods even more appealing. Although the sun stills shines every day Autumn temperatures are cooler even though the sky is still blue above.
Autumn Dishes in Andalusia
Oranges are coming into season in Lecrin Valley, Avocado season is upon us too. There is plenty of delicious local produce to try in Granada province at this time of year.
Autumn months bring us zero mile products like quince, almonds, pomegranate, jujube berries and chirimoya (custard apple) all grown locally. Olive Oil is harvested for the first oil pressing of the year.
Street corners around the city centre are dotted with typical roast chestnut stands. The air as you walk by loaded with the inviting aroma of chestnuts on the hot coals. Other local produce includes varieties of pumpkin, squash and local varieties of wild mushrooms.
Autumn dishes Selection
Every autumn there is a seasonal 5 course menu in Granada on offer for just one week at the Restaurante Los Patos. I do like to see different gastronomic options on my travels. On Calle Recogidas, this grand building has a discrete restaurant, tucked inside Palacio de los Patos.
An elegant place to get away from the rush of the city. The fountains and garden make a lovely place to dine and unwind before getting back to your day. This Autumn dishes menu is priced at just 42 euros. (41 usd – 36.76gbp)
Available from Monday 7th November until Sunday 13th November 2022
This Autumn menu includes Bread, a good quality Red wine and water as well as the following courses:
To make a reservations call + 34 958 535790
The booking includes 2 hours complimentary parking.
Seasonal Food in November
Other typical seasonal produce in Andalusia are boniatos or sweet potatoes, we get the first mandarins and oranges of the season. Caquis known in english as Persimmon come into season too.
Grapes, pears and figs are also grown locally too. At the same time the almond harvest is collected. Just in time for the turron production over Christmas.
So the autumn harvest in Andalusia is truly an abundant season. What is your favourite food at this time of the year?
Have your tried any typical Autumn dishes in Spain?