Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia
Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

The month of September kicks off the Autumn Food and Wine fairs in Barcelona and the region of Catalonia.

All year around, the Catalan region produce a rich pantry that changes with the seasons, something we can see when we weekly visit local food markets around the county.

The different seasons bring a variety of food to our table.

Spring kicks of the year with an explosion of colours, peas and strawberries paints our dishes and excitement for the lighter days and nights that we have a head of us.

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

Summer brings sweet and ripe fruit and vegetables as eggplant, beets, lettuce and green beans.

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

When the leaves turn  orange, red and fall autumn tells us it’s time for a gran variety of mushrooms, olive oil and chestnuts.

When the temperature drops and winter is taking over different types of cabbage and calçot (variety of spring onion) cover our tables.

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia

A good way to learn more and dive deeper in to the Catalan gastronomy when you visit is by doing a gastronomy food tour, sign up for a cooking class, visit a farm or fishermen at the harbour or visit a museum. Although what I want to recommend in this post are food and wine fairs around Barcelona and Catalonia.

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia 2017

Here I put together a selection of food and wine fairs in Barcelona and around Catalonia that I find interesting.  Sort by date.

Almond fair in Vilagrassa – 15th, 16th & 17th of September link

Fig fair in Alguaire – 16th & 17th of September

Mushroom fair in La Pobla de Lillet – 23rd & 24th of September

Gastronomic fair of Geopark Manresa – 23rd of September

Catalan artisans food fair in Montseny – 1st of October

Cava tasting, cellers and foodsampling in San Sadurní – 6th, 7th & 8th of October

Nougat and chocolate fair in Agramunt – 7th & 8th of October

Oil and bread fair in Santa Maria de Palautordera – 14th of October

Cultural fair of Girella Pont de Suerte – 22nd of October

Sample wines and cavas of Catalonia in Barcelona – 27th, 28th & 29th of October

Curd of Montserrat fair in Monistrol Monserrat – 29th & 30th of October

Saffron fair in Montblanc – 3rd, 4th and 5th of November

Chestnut fair in Maçanet de Cabrenys – 5th of November

Cabbage fair in La Roca de Vallès – 26th of November

Prat, poultry breed fair in Prat de Llobregat – 15th, 16th & 17th of December

 

You can read more about the specific fair and find more food and wine fairs by clicking here

Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia
Catalonia has a strong culinary identity and history, to the extent that a wide range of produce were it’s quality and unique features have been recognised by the official European protected designation of origen or protected geographical indication.
 

Protected designation of origen and Protected geographic indication

This list publish below states the produce with PDO or PGI,  pin it down and use it when you want to find that special culinary ingredient for a recipe or for a gift.

Protected designation of origen (PDO)
Oil from El Baix Ebre-Montsià
Oil from La Terra Alta
Oil from Siurana
Hazelnuts from Reus
Oil from Les Garrigues
Pears from Lleida
Butter from L’Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya
Cheese from L’Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya
Ganxet beans
Oil from l’Empordà
Sant Pau beans
Rice from Delta de l’Ebro

Protected geographic indication (PGI)
Clementines from Les Terres de l’Ebre
Potatoes from Prades
Calçots from Valls (variety of spring onion)
Nougat from Agramunt ( traditional Christmas sweets)
Veal from the Catalan pyrenees
CAtalan rustic bread (pa de pagès)
Llonganissa from Vic (cured sausage)
Chicken and capon from El Prat
Girona apples

(list from CREG)

 

Hope you find this post interesting!

MAP

2 responses to “Autumn Food and Wine fairs, Barcelona and Catalonia”

  1. Suzan Taher says:

    What a super post Sara!

  2. Sara says:

    Wow, thanks Suzy!!! Means a lot:)

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