Navaleno is a tiny village of about 800 residents in the municipality of Soria, in Spain’s northern autonomous community of Castille and Léon. It’s also home to an extraordinary Michelin-starred restaurant where we had one of the most memorable meals in our decades of travel.
For nearly 70 years, La Lobita has been serving unique takes on Castilian cuisine. It’s run by the third generation of female chefs de cuisine, and excels at forest-to-table cooking—especially mushrooms. In a country where mushroom hunting is practically a competitive sport, La Lobita serves tradition-with-a-twist recipes that showcase forest fungi in all their earthy, textured glory.
Grab a napkin—you’re going to need it—and settle in for a foodie-to-foodie conversation. Want to read more about La Lobita? Read about host Robin Catalano’s mushroom hunting trip in Soria and dinner at La Lobita.
Note: During the show, we mention that while we stayed at an airbnb; other options for accommodations are available in the area, including Posada Cabana Real de Carreteros.