Come and have dinner at our house
Catalonia, the cradle of dishes such as pa amb tomàquet (bread spread with fresh tomato), escalivada (roasted peppers and aubergines), cava, suquet de peix (fish stew), calçots (grilled spring onions) or llonganissa (cured pork sausage), has been named European Region of Gastronomy 2016. To mark this, the Year of Gastronomy and Wine Tourism programme has been designed, filled with culinary experiences, all of them combining territory, tradition and cuisine, plenty of cuisine. What do you fancy tasting first?
Today, our grandmother has made noodles with black chanterelles and allioli (garlic mayonnaise) with truffles. Are you worried that the black chanterelles will cause indigestion? You needn’t be. These little known mushrooms are delicious. And what with their name and the subtle flavour of the truffles, I’m sure your meal here will stay in your memory.
Based on the Mediterranean diet, our traditional cuisine includes such famous recipes as fricandó, or veal and mushroom stew, or escudella amb carn d’olla, or meat and pasta soup. Chefs such as Ferran Adrià, Carme Ruscalleda or the Roca brothers have gone even further, transforming Catalan cuisine into the highest science with their innovations. The 60 Michelin stars held by 50 Catalan restaurants acknowledge their tradition, quality, innovation and hard work. Our cuisine is drawn from locally sourced, quality products which you can find in the local markets.
Would you like to come and have dinner with us? Today we were thinking of going to the market to see if there were any Palamós shrimp…
Things to do
Would you like to stroll or cycle among vineyards? Would you like to know how organic wines are made? Here are some wine tourism routes in Catalonia.
Catalan restaurants have worked hard and there are now 50 with a total of 60 Michelin stars, recognising their dedication to innovation and quality.