The word “Calçots” refers to a typology of sweet onion typical in certain areas of Catalonia. Traditionally, they are supposed to be cooked with a grill. A complete “calçots” meal includes a special sauce that will provide the “calçots” with a delicious taste.
It depends on every person’s appetite but normally, one can eat between six and twelve “calçots” per meal. This kind of food joins families and friends around the table, while sharing a very popular tradition followed around the Catalan locations.
The “calçots” tradition was born in Valls at the end of the XIX century. This is why currently, this city celebrates every year the “Gran Festa de la Calçotada”, an entire event devoted to this food.
Although it is a genuine countryside meal, nowadays we can enjoy this gastronomic treasure almost everywhere in Catalonia. Also in Barcelona there are plenty of restaurants offering special menus and dishes with the “calçots” as the main character. One of them is the “Restaurante Castro”, placed in the Casanova Street, 85.
We recommend you to try these excellent vegetables during your stay in Barcelona. For your accommodation, we strongly suggest you to check our range of luxury apartments placed in the centre of the city (Les Rambles, Passeig de Gràcia, etc) or by the beach. All of them are luxury short term rentals with kitchen, perfect in case you decide to prepare the “Calçots” by yourself.