Gastronomy

Gastronomy in Barcelona presents the typical features of Mediterranean cuisine and, at the same time, influences from other cultures such as Greek, Roman Provençal and Arabic. Besides, thanks to its location between mountains and sea, you can enjoy the best products from land and sea: cereal, fruit, vegetables, meats and fish accompanied with wine and combined with top-quality olive oil.

Between all the specialities, we recommend the visitor to try the following traditional dishes:

Recommended traditional dishes:

  • Faves a la catalana (Catalan-style broad beans)
  • Calçots i la salsa romesco (Grilled scallions with romesco sauce)
  • Escalivada (Smoky grilled eggplant, tomato and red pepper)
  • Butifarra amb mongetes (Pork sausage with white beans)
  • Esqueixada de bacallà (Marinated codfish salad)
  • Mar i muntanya (Chicken and seafood in a white wine sauce)
  • Pa amb tomàquet y embutidos de la zona (Bread with tomato with local cured meats)
  • Escudella i carn d’olla (Typical soup with spiced mince balls)
  • Suquet de peix (Fish stew)
  • And, among desserts, we recommend Crema catalana (crème brûlé) and Mel i mató (ricotta cheese with honey and pine nuts)

Recommended local wines

  • Peralada
  • Alella
  • Terra Alta
  • Pla del Bages
  • Priorat
  • Costers del Segre
  • Montsant
  • Conca de Barberà
  • And, of course, cava from Penedès

It is worth mentioning that Catalan cuisine is today famous around the world thanks to chefs such as Ferràn Adrià, Carme Ruscalleda or Sergi Arola, who have been highly successful thanks to their cuisine of new creations that mix tradition and avant-garde.