COOKING AND GASTRONOMY
The Products This country’s cuisine and gastronomy are the result of the influence from various cultures that have walked and lived on its lands. A traditional cuisine has arisen from this, with great character having two sauces as a base: the Catalan “picada” (made from nuts, garlic, bread and herbs) and the “sofregit” (made from garlic, onions, peppers and tomatoes fried in olive oil). A maritime cuisine complemented by food from areas with vegetable allotments, dry land, forests and wetlands.
It features rock fish and fish caught by the longline angling technique, seafood, vegetables and fruit, pulses, poultry, pork, cold meats, game meat and meats from the farmhouses. They form the basis of our dishes, accompanied by Empordà olive oils and wines. The mixture of meat and fish made with knowledge and wisdom, results in our most emblematic “surf and turf” dishes, along with stews, rice and meat dishes.
A broad range of restaurants have been set up in recent decades which has had an impact on the gastronomic offer and includes some high-end restaurants. They are based on the preferential use of sea and land products in the hands of professional, committed and creative cooks. Today we are one of the most esteemed cuisines in the world. We invite you to come and taste and enjoy it.