L?Escala?s cuisine; the traditional cuisine in L?Escala as is to be expected of a fishermen?s village is mainly based on fish, especially anchovies. Even so there are some traditional meat dishes in L?Escala.
L?Escala?s cuisine; if you like to enjoy traditional food while on your holiday, then L?Escala has some quintessential dishes based on fish. Here in this guide is some interesting information related with L?Escala?s traditional food.
L?Escala?s anchovies are famous due to the thousand year old tradition of salting, you can sample then in the factories where this is still done according to tradition, as well as at the many local restaurants and bars. You can also buy them in shops selling traditional items or specializing in anchovies, an item that has been given designation of origin.
If you like fish, L?Escala is the perfect place for seafood platters. If you still don?t know where to eat, we recommend Myriam restaurant and Roser 2 that both specialize in seafood platters as well as other fish dishes, they are located in the centre of L?Escala. These are luxurious establishments and serve top quality produce. There are also other options, like L?Escalenc that specializes in rice and fish dishes, it is a bit less expensive and has its own charms and traditions. Can Miquel in Montgo also specializes in rice and fish dishes. In Sant Martí d?Empuries, the Mesón Del Conde and the Empúries Terrace are also perfect places to try the fish, rice and other typical dishes like ?calçots?.
L?Escala also organizes Suquet de Peix days; this is a fish dish typical to the Costa Brava that is offered in different restaurants during the month of October. These days start with the Anchovy fiesta and last two weeks. In the Anchovy fiesta you can also taste this product and take part in the Anchovy de L?Escala competition where all aim to obtain the Golden Anchovy award.
There also hold food days for the Mediterranean Tirunvato, a festival that is held in May to remember L?Escala?s Greco-Roman past .Traditional dishes with Greco roman inspiration are on offer.
If you like meat then L?Escala0s cuisine also offers traditional dishes with meat and other produce from the land. At Christmas or during the winter months the ?escudella? (a broth) is very popular in L?Escala and all of Cataluña.
A Christmas food fair is held the week before Christmas. This fair makes the traditional Christmas dishes known to food fans and lovers, through samples of the typical L?Escala dishes.
L?Escala?s cuisine is based on fish because of its fishingtraditions, but also offers a variety of meat dishes as well as local produce all year round.
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