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Discover the culinary delights of Catalonia !

Here is a list of local specialties not to be missed, curated by us !

In this article, we invite you to discover the culinary delights of the region that you absolutely must not miss during your stay at Aldea Mia. Catalonia’s gastronomy will delight your taste buds and invite you to genuine moments of conviviality !

1 – Paella :

Paella is one of the iconic dishes of Spanish cuisine and the Costa Dorada region. Prepared with rice, fresh vegetables, chicken, seafood, and flavorful spices, paella is a true delight for Mediterranean cuisine enthusiasts. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor an authentic paella in one of the many restaurants in the region.

2 – Calçots :

If you visit the Costa Dorada between January and March, you can’t miss out on calçots. They are a variety of sweet onion, grilled on the barbecue and served with a romesco sauce. Tasting calçots is a unique experience; in fact, you eat them with your fingers while wearing a bib! It’s a friendly and delicious moment, perfect for Catalan cuisine enthusiasts.

3 – Fideuá :

Fideuá is a traditional dish of the Costa Dorada, similar to paella but prepared with thin noodles instead of rice. Cooked with seafood, vegetables, and spices, fideuá offers an explosion of Mediterranean flavors in every bite. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste this delicious local specialty during your stay.

4 – Xató :

Xató is a traditional salad from the region, made with lettuce, endives, anchovies, tuna, olives, and a special sauce made from almonds, hazelnuts, garlic, and peppers. Enjoy !

5 – Coca de Recapte :

Coca de Recapte is a traditional Catalan savory tart. It’s typically topped with seasonal vegetables and sometimes sausage or anchovies. Coca de Recapte can also be reinvented as a sweet version, with toppings such as fresh fruits, pastry cream, sugar, or even chocolate, providing a delicious option for dessert lovers.

6 – Crema Catalana :

Crema Catalana is a must-try dessert in Catalonia, similar to the French crème brûlée. It’s a creamy vanilla custard topped with a thin layer of caramelized sugar. When you taste it, you’ll appreciate the combination of crispy and creamy textures, as well as the delicate aroma of vanilla. It’s a delightful treat that will delight your taste buds !

7 – Cava :

To accompany your meals, seize the opportunity to taste the cava, a Catalan sparkling wine produced in the neighboring Penedès region. Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or simply to enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling wine, cava is a perfect choice.

Catalonia is brimming with culinary delights that will delight Mediterranean cuisine enthusiasts. From paella to xató, including seasonal calçots, fideuá, and many others, each bite is a unique gustatory experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in local specialties during your stay at Aldea Mia. Explore traditional restaurants, savor unique flavors, and discover the richness of Costa Dorada’s cuisine.

Enjoy !