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Catalan cuisine is more than an accumulation of delicious experiences; it has become a culinary model aspired to around the world. The culinary world is interested in knowing what's cooking in Catalonia. This is attested to by the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2016 granted to Catalonia.This title aims to highlight the different European food cultures, spread education on healthy, sustainable food, foster culinary innovation and contribute to a greater quality of life for people.Catalonia European Region of Gastronomy 2016 also hopes to position local farming produce as the key element of the country, the cornerstone of its cuisine, bringing a special flavour to its culture. Catalonia also stands out thanks to its produce, its cuisine and as a wine and food tourist destination. Get the latest news on #SomGastronomia at:

                                                                                                                                     
Grand Tour de Catalunya
Grand Tour de Catalunya
#CatalunyaExperience nº3
#CatalunyaExperience nº3 Magazine
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Wine Tourism in Catalonia
Wine Tourism in Catalonia
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Catalonia. Gastronomic experiences
Catalonia. Gastronomic experience.
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Catalan cuisine is a part of the Catalan identity, setting it apart from other regions and attracting tourists from around the world.

Gastronomic Calendar
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Vino tinto D.O. Conca de Barberà     (© Oficina de Turisme de Montblanc)
The Essències Festival
A new edition of the Essences Festival. A weekend that combines rhythm, wine and gastronomy. Visitors will enjoy the musical proposals offered by the most innovative and current national and international artists, combined with additional activities and high quality menus.
Participants in the Vine Pruning Contest in the Fiesta del Mosto (Festival of the wine must) (© Gemma Miralda)
Ancient Harvest Wine Festival
Tradition and wine come together in Poboleda at the "Fiesta del Vino de la Vendimia a la Antigua" (festival of wine and grape-picking in old-fashioned style).
Church of Santa Maria de Cadaqués  (© Servicios Editorials Georama)
The DO Empordà Wine Harvest Festival
This traditional festival, which is scheduled every year in a different municipality of L'Empordà, revolves around the grape harvest. During the celebration an initial press is carried out and then wine tastings, concerts and a popular meal are organised.
General atmosphere and melon stall at the Fair of the Melon or Sant Bartomeu (© Gemma Miralda)
Fira de Sant Bartolomeu
A fair specialising in rain-fed melon and gastronomic products.
Castle and church of Santa Magdalena  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Dixieland Tasting
Canyelles celebrates a new edition of Dixieland Tasting, a gastronomic show with live music, in which restaurants and other establishments of the municipality take part. Tastings of the best dishes and products of the area will be offered at a good price.
Highlighted local products
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Nuts. (© Pere Pons)
Ametlla
Dried fruit has, for centuries, been a basic food in Catalonia.
Bruna dels Pirineus calves in a meadow (© Marc Castellet)
Beef from Pirineus Catalans
The Pyrenean landscape is closely associated with the image of cows happily feeding in their pastures.
Vineyards and grapes (© Imagen M.A.S.)
DO Empordà
In El Empordà the vines are barely a few centimetres from the ground to prevent the Tramontana from spoiling them. This has been the case for more than 2,000 years, when the Greeks established the vineyards in these locations.
Anchoas con sal.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Anchovies
Salt anchovies are anchovies treated by salting, a method of preserving them introduced by the Greeks in Catalonia and which the Romans continued to use, in particular in the Gulf of Roses area. It is no coincidence that L’Escala is today the town in Spain where this salting process is most used for this fish.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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"Menú tasta SQV”"Menú tasta SQV”
"Menú tasta SQV”
Sant Quirze del Vallès / Costa Barcelona
Sant Quirze celebrates the first edition of Taste SQV, a new Gastronomic Exhibition concept.
"Tossenca” traditional cuisine"Tossenca” traditional cuisine
"Tossenca” traditional cuisine
Tossa de Mar / Costa Brava
AvenuePelegrí25Tossa de Mar17320
This event aims to recover, present and enhance the traditional cuisine of Tossa.
A tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberryA tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberry
A tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberry
Mataró / Costa Barcelona
StreetÀngel Guimerà41Vilassar de Dalt08339
A tasting of the Maresme strawberry.
Cava FestivalCava Festival
Cava Festival
Prades / Costa Daurada
Traditional cava and beer fair.
Farm Market: Sale of farm and local products.Farm Market: Sale of farm and local products.
Farm Market: Sale of farm and local products.
Canet de Mar / Costa Barcelona
A meeting place for local and regional farmers and the consumers, which offers the possibility of buying straight from the farmer.
Fira Masroig Vi SolidariFira Masroig Vi Solidari
Fira Masroig Vi Solidari
Masroig, el / Costa Daurada
New edition of the Masroig "Feria del Vino Solidario" (caring wine fair), a fabulous festival for raising funds for children's cancer research.
Fira de la Maduixa (Strawberry fair) Fira de la Maduixa (Strawberry fair)
Fira de la Maduixa (Strawberry fair)
Arenys de Mar, Cabrera d'Anoia, Cabrils, Mataró, Pineda de Mar, Premià de Mar, Sant Iscle de Vallalta, Sant Cebrià de Vallalta, Vilassar de Mar, Sant Pol de Mar, Teià / Costa Barcelona
StreetCentre27Sant Cebrià de Vallalta
Fair and various activities revolving around this product, such as cookery, sale, and tasting workshops.
Fira del Turró i del Xocolata a la Pedra d’Agramunt Fira del Turró i del Xocolata a la Pedra d’Agramunt
Fira del Turró i del Xocolata a la Pedra d’Agramunt
Agramunt / Terres de Lleida
The objective of the fair is to promote everything related to turron and stone-crafted chocolate, as well as local industries and trades.
Gastronomic Days of RiceGastronomic Days of Rice
Gastronomic Days of Rice
Ampolla, l' / Terres de l'Ebre
The best rice dishes of the Delta at the "Jornadas Gastronómicas del Arroz" (rice gourmet food event).
Gastronomic days along the Ignatian wayGastronomic days along the Ignatian way
Gastronomic days along the Ignatian way
Manresa / Paisatges Barcelona
For a whole weekend, this event offers all kinds of activities related to gastronomy that can be found along the Ignatian Way, the route followed by the knight and priest Ignatius of Loyola in the sixteenth century.
Gastronomy Event of "fideus rossejats" and Blue Fish Gastronomy Event of "fideus rossejats" and Blue Fish
Gastronomy Event of "fideus rossejats" and Blue Fish
Ametlla de Mar, l' / Terres de l'Ebre
StreetSant Joan55Ametlla de Mar, l'43860
Oily fish gastronomic events in L'Ametlla de Mar. Come and taste the best tapas and dishes with oily fish as the main ingredient.
Getaway MarketGetaway Market
Getaway Market
Barcelona / Barcelona
In this market of unique experiences, you will find typical cuisine and products of the land, wine tasting, food tastings offered by Gourmet Hotels and cuisine groups, wine and gastronomic getaways, cultural and nature getaways, rural tourism, workshops, donkey riding, rock wall and much more.
Green marketsGreen markets
Green markets
Barcelona / Barcelona
Increased offer of local and organic product in the markets of Barcelona, and identification of the products
Hazelnut Fair Hazelnut Fair
Hazelnut Fair
Riudoms / Costa Daurada
The hazelnut cooking course and races with people carrying sacks of hazelnuts are the most popular activities at the fair in Baix Camp.
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La BoellaLa Boella
La Boella
Canonja, la / Costa Daurada
Main roadT-11sortida 12Canonja, la43110
Located in the quiet village of La Canonja, only ten minutes by car from Tarragona, La Boella is a hotel complex located on an estate covering 110 ha of olive trees and gardens overlooked by a fully renovated country house dating back to the twelfth century.
La VinyetaLa Vinyeta
La Vinyeta
Mollet de Peralada / Costa Brava
Roadde Mollet a Masaracs/nMollet de Peralada17752
Josep Serra is in charge of this small vineyard and olive grove plantation in Mollet de Peralada, in the very heart of El Empordà. This is a young, family-run business located in the foothills of the Sierra de la Albera and exposed to the tramuntana winds.
Museo del AceiteMuseo del Aceite
Museo del Aceite
Granadella, la / Terres de Lleida
Museo dedicado a la cultura del aceite que está ubicado en el edificio de la cooperativa de la Granadella, una singular construcción de 1920. El museo cuenta con el apoyo del ayuntamiento y con el soporte técnico del Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC).
"El Racó dels Artesans" (Artisans' Corner). Vegetable Fibre Fair."El Racó dels Artesans" (Artisans' Corner). Vegetable Fibre Fair.
"El Racó dels Artesans" (Artisans' Corner). Vegetable Fibre Fair.
Mas de Barberans / Terres de l'Ebre
One of the smallest villages in the Terres del Ebre region becomes, for a few days, the haven of vegetable fibres.
"Menú tasta SQV”"Menú tasta SQV”
"Menú tasta SQV”
Sant Quirze del Vallès / Costa Barcelona
Sant Quirze celebrates the first edition of Taste SQV, a new Gastronomic Exhibition concept.
"Pan de Sant Jordi” promotion"Pan de Sant Jordi” promotion
"Pan de Sant Jordi” promotion
Lleida / Terres de Lleida
A popular tasting of the "Pan de Sant Jordi" bread.
"Tossenca” traditional cuisine"Tossenca” traditional cuisine
"Tossenca” traditional cuisine
Tossa de Mar / Costa Brava
AvenuePelegrí25Tossa de Mar17320
This event aims to recover, present and enhance the traditional cuisine of Tossa.
"Xatonada" Festival (local salad+sauce dish) in Cubelles"Xatonada" Festival (local salad+sauce dish) in Cubelles
"Xatonada" Festival (local salad+sauce dish) in Cubelles
Cubelles / Costa Barcelona
The event will begin at 11 am with the "Xató" Maestro contest and the opening of the ticket stands to acquire the traditional dish of Cubelles "xató".
A tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberryA tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberry
A tasting menu for the Gastronomic Workshops of the Maresme strawberry
Mataró / Costa Barcelona
StreetÀngel Guimerà41Vilassar de Dalt08339
A tasting of the Maresme strawberry.
Agramunt nougat Agramunt nougat
Agramunt nougat
Agramunt / Terres de Lleida
   
Nougat chocolate, wafers, mantecados and marzipan are the typical sweet delights at Christmas time. They round off hearty Christmas family meals.
AioliAioli
Aioli
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Aioli is a sauce made using very basic ingredients: garlic, salt and oil. It is thick, with a yellowish colour and a strong flavour.
Alta Muntanya cured sausageAlta Muntanya cured sausage
Alta Muntanya cured sausage
Esterri d'Àneu / Pyrenees
   
La Garrotxa is the land of cured meats and sausages. This is a historical district in the breeding of cows and pigs, and has, for centuries, produced fuets, longaniza sausages, butifarras and secallones.
AmetllaAmetlla
Ametlla
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Dried fruit has, for centuries, been a basic food in Catalonia.
AnchoviesAnchovies
Anchovies
Escala, l' / Costa Brava
   
Salt anchovies are anchovies treated by salting, a method of preserving them introduced by the Greeks in Catalonia and which the Romans continued to use, in particular in the Gulf of Roses area. It is no coincidence that L’Escala is today the town in Spain where this salting process is most used for this fish.