Sweet and salty flavours, modern and desired. The contact with the traditional preparation of local products and the reinvention of the most typical recipes. Bite your way through the Catalan regions and connect with the local culture and tradition. Take a gastronomic break in Catalonia and let the smells, touch and taste surprise your eyes and ears. Unwind from distractions and connect with your senses. Here are five activities for you to enjoy Catalan cuisine. Ready?
Discover typical Catalan food
People shouting, the smell of salt, frenzy and excitement about being the highest bidder. Can you imagine starting your day at a fish market? This activity will put you in the action! Montse will be your local host during this workshop, where you will get to know the real Vilanova i la Geltrú, through its flavours.
During this gastronomic tourism experience you will also visit the market, one of the best in the region, and you will acquire all the necessary ingredients to cook recipes of Catalan cuisine.
With our workshop you will not only learn to cook typical Catalan food, you will also get to know the fresh, local products of Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Oils and wine with DO Montsant
Lovers of Mediterranean gastronomy will know that oil is its key element. The Masroig Cellar will open its doors to you to for a gastronomic break.
When you arrive at the winery, you will go from the sun and the grass of the outdoors to the freshness and the smell of oil from its mill, and you will see how the Arbequina olive becomes the most precious gold of typical Catalan cuisine, which you can taste at the end of the activity.
In addition, you can complement your visit with a route through the wineries, where you will discover the steps required to make wine with DO Montsant.
Catalan gastronomy for cheese lovers
The Artelac estate is not called “El Paraíso” (The Paradise) for nothing. In this place located in the Bages, surrounded by forests and whose landscape is dominated by the Montserrat Mountain, cheese lovers will find their very own paradise in this activity, which will allow them to taste organic cheeses with Catalan wines or must.
In these surroundings, you can take a gastronomic route which will explain how typical Catalan products such as cottage cheese and other cheeses are made. You’ll also be able to touch the animals!
At the end of the route, you can enjoy breakfast with typical Catalan food, which will include bread with tomato, sausages, water, juice, American coffee and cottage cheese.
Catalan wines, bread, lunch and tourism
The views of Catalonia in Miniature paired perfectly with the organic breads of El Forneret and cherry wine. All this and much more awaits you in Torrelles de Llobregat, where you can take the “Torrelles Sensacions” gastronomic route.
You will start the day in Catalonia in Miniature, which consists of the models of the most important monuments in Catalonia. After that, you will visit the organic bakery El Forneret, which makes homemade breads and cakes. Then, you will discover the children’s cinema and the history of Torrelles in the Ca la Cinta museum.
Next, you can visit the El Sirot winery to discover how cherry wines are made. Finally, the experience will close with lunch in the El Delit restaurant, characterised by its products from the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat km 0, where you will taste typical Catalan food.
Experience Catalan cuisine with ancient oil
Gastronomy is one of the best ways to get to know a culture. Taste the passage of history with agastronomic routewhich will take you from the Middle Ages to prehistory.
You will start this experience by visiting the Medieval Castle of Ulldecona and its runes. Then, you will visit the Arión estate, the natural museum where the Ancient Olive trees are located, whose oil you will taste at the end of the visit.
To wrap up, you will visit the Levantine Rock Paintings Coats of the Hermitage of La Piedad, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
Should you need more, we recommend you pre-order for Hola Familia, held from June 7 to 9, and event where you can enjoy family leisure activities both on the coast and in the mountains.