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Jun 12th, 2015, 10:47 AM
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The top cordero lechal in Castilla y León

ABC has just published a list of the top 10 restaurants for baby lamb in Castilla y León, starting with Mannix.

http://www.abc.es/viajar/restaurante...6111049_1.html
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Jun 12th, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Saving for future refference...love lechazo, bread, wine and a small salad, paradise!
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Jun 13th, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Mil gracias!!! Very timely. Tinin was one of the best meals of my life so far. I've already planned on the first two restaurants for October, as you know from the other thread. Looks like I may have to add Azofra to my Burgos restaurant list. Lots of lechazo in my future.

How much difference does the season make for the lechazo eater? Is the meat much more tender or sweeter in springtime?

Thanks again for posting that article, Robert...terrific.
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Jun 13th, 2015, 12:14 PM
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Thanks. Have bookmarked for my upcoming trip. But I only have one night in Burgos....
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Jun 13th, 2015, 12:50 PM
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The thing that happens in parts of Spain (including Castilla y León and Rioja) is that spring (baby) lamb is available year around, not just in the springtime. It's the way they raise the sheep, keeping the flocks separated during the year so that they can control the breeding cycle. Otherwise most of these restaurants would be closed part of the year, which would be an eccomomic desaster.

The only lechazo that might taste different would be what's served in Sepulveda, where the sheep in the area graze on fresh rosemary, and have a distinct flavor.
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Jun 13th, 2015, 03:10 PM
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Thursday: Casa Azofra in Burgos is open for lunch and dinner every day except Sunday when only lunch is served. (According to their website)

They also have rooms for overnights:

http://www.hotelazofra.com/en/restaurante-casa-azofra/
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Jun 13th, 2015, 03:12 PM
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Robert I posted too soon and forgot to thank you for that information. Very interesting about the rosemary as part of the feed. Does rosemary proliferate in the area of Sepulveda but not elsewhere in the region?

I am over the moon with excitement thinking about this!
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Jun 13th, 2015, 05:23 PM
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The rosemary flavor of the meat is pretty much unique to Sepúlveda, but it's available elsewhere. I guess that it just grows in abundance in the area where the sheep roam. You can see them if you go out along the Duratón.
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