January means the beginning of the Calçots season, a strong tradition here in Catalunya. A Calçot is a type of onion that we barbecue before dipping it into the Romesco Sauce – a sauce made from tomato, peppers, almonds, garlic, oil and vinegar. The best “Calçotades” are the ones celebrated among good friends and family. Below photos from last week’s Calçotada. It was a warm Saturday afternoon. To prepare great Calçots the fire should always be prepared with branches from the vineyard.
Thanks to your support in 2016 we have managed to become the 3rd best B&B in Catalonia according to the guest votes on Booking.com.
We will continue to work with excitement to be even better in 2017. Happy New Year!
Staying in for dinner?
We now offer a delicious dinner with the best of the local and Spanish products. The dinner you can enjoy inside our B&B or outside in the garden while watching the sunset over the vineyards. We also have a big selection of Wines and Cavas that you can add to your dinner box.
The Dinner box includes:
4 Different Spanish Cheeses
Selection of Spanish sausages (Embutidos)
Bag of Crackers
The box and is made for 2 people and cost 37 €.
When you arrive you can add wine or Cava from 8 € per bottle.
We also have Beer, Coca Cola and water.
Yesterday we harvested our Xarello grapes around B&B Wine & Cooking Penedès. Approximately 5000 kg of grapes that will now be converted into Cava!
Spring is here and our Xarel-lo vineyard is slowly growing. This photo is from last Saturday evening just before sunset.
One of the surest signs that spring is almost here is when the almond trees begin to bloom. The vines stay asleep for another month though and are not awakened from their winter sleep until the end of March. Yesterday when the picture was taken, we had 17 degrees and sunshine.
Big surprise this Wednesday morning when waking up and seeing the garden and our vines all covered in a white blanket!
Yesterday we collected some almonds from one of our almond trees. This is how much almonds you get from half a tree.