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Ariadne’s thread

Raíces

Some time ago a friend came to visit, and she said something that I have thought about many times since; “There are not many places where there is such direct contact between a product and the people who consume it.”That comment of hers, apparently so light and...

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El Capricho ox burger

Many people ask us what the secret of a good hamburger is, and the answer is very simple; the secret is in the meat it’s made with. Our hamburger comes from the essential, from the deepest, from the past, from the selection of the best native Iberian breeds, breeds...

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Making our way…

It has been a long road and at the same time we feel that we have always been here, right where we are; then one day the world’s gaze fell on us. Today we want to share how people started talking about José Gordón’s restaurant El Capricho.  For us, the starting point...

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Respect II

...Later comes the ageing, to be able to honour the three animals we have mentioned; Bonito, and Luisito's oxen, animals over 17 years old ... We will do it in November, in El Capricho, where we will bring together friends, clients, meat lovers and everyone who is...

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Respect I

It’s seven o’clock in the morning. It’s a cool dawn; the sun is rising, giving colour to the scenes with its rays and images that will remain printed on my memory.I'm going to see Bonito in his barn; I’ve separated him from the rest because he gets cramps and the hard...

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The Vegetarian Myth

"Elder, Today, a sesión wiserAnd fainter, too, as Wiseness is"Emily DickinsonI heard about the book The Vegetarian Myth a few months ago, and as a professional in the restaurant world I read it and was really surprised, as it was rigorous and honest. That was a while...

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“El Capricho” experience in Santo Domingo Country Club

 Although we do most of our work at the Bodega El Capricho, sometimes we are lucky enough to move around the world and take our product to those people who request it.As a result, on 11th March, we travelled to the Country Club of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican...

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Words of gratitutde by José Gordón

Good morning. It is a great honour to be here today. I would like to convey my enormous gratitude to El Adelanto Bañezano, to the authorities and to all of you who are here accompanying me on what is a marvellous day for me. I know that many people from La Bañeza and...

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2019 Gastronomy Days

Every month of february -for 17 years- we elaborate a gastronomic menu taking a tour around all the different cuts of the ox. We enjoy preserving this tradition, which is like a celebration of the ox. José Gordón has travelled to a different country every year with...

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Bañezano of the year

The Golden Bean award is one of the most highly-anticipated events held in the town of La Bañeza. This year it will be awarded to José Gordón, making him La Bañeza’s Personality of the Year for 2018. As part of the celebrations, the local newspaper El Adelanto...

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