From world famous chefs to the delicious and nutritious daily diet, Catalan food is known throughout the world
From the 50 Michelin star restaurants to great value daily menus, eating out in Catalonia is a foodie's paradise.
With a deep connection with the land, Catalans are both rooted in tradition and in constant search for innovation.
A thriving sector
with over 2,478 companies, from SMEs to multi-nationals, The food & drink sectors in Catalonia generates more than €25bn in turnover.
From a 700 year old cook book...
The Llibre de Sent Soví (Book of Sent Soví) is one of the oldest cookery manuscripts in the world and describes the dishes that were cooked in the countries of Catalan language and culture during the Middle Ages. It showcases the Catalan gastronomic tradition, the origin of what is today called “Mediterranean Cuisine”.
Contemporary Culinary Art
...To the best restaurant in the world (5 times)
The innovation Ferran Adrià has introduced to culinary products makes him one of today’s great cookery masters on the international scene. His famous restaurant, El Bulli, was named best restaurant in the world five times by The Restaurant Magazine.
Great Food, Great Company
Catalans love to share good, simple food and despite the modern pace of life still find time, whenever possible, to spend time with friends over a long lunch or dinner, with superb local wine or Cava, the sparkling wine from Catalonia. Here is a taste of some typical dishes.
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