First peel off! Second dip! Third eat!
Join with friends and family to La Calçotada and enjoy this Catalan tradition. For sure the experience will be unique, this festival is around a special vegetable called calçot grown in Catalonia, north-east of Spain.
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At the end of XIX century a Catalan farmer, known as Xat de Benaiges, discovered a new way to grow an onion. The onion was planted in a way that just half of the onion's body was covered by a layer of earth. As the onion was growing a new layer of earth was added to keep half of the body covered. This procedure was known as calçar, which gave the name to the calçot. With this procedure the calçot results in a long and thick spring-onion with a delicate sweet taste, perfect to cook on the grill
La Calçotada is nowadays a community meal that has become the traditional way of eating calçots, a fest around food gathering family and friends. The traditional menu has the calçots as starter, served with the typical romesco sauce, followed by grilled sausages. The red wine is always being served using the traditional wine glass pitcher, called porró.