In this new blog in our ‘Local Products’ series, we would like to introduce you to Can Solivera where they produce some of the best quality artisanal extra virgin olive oil you will ever find, not just on the Costa Brava, but anywhere!Continue reading “Can Solivera – The House of the Olive Grove”
In this blog, we would like to introduce to you a new local business in our area: a free-range chicken farm run by a lovely Dutch couple, Dinette and Winolt, who have been living in Catalunya since 2005. Winolt had already been working in the business of supplying machinery to other chicken farms and after some deliberation, they decided to take the plunge and start their own one
For all the time I have lived in Calonge, I have never really enjoyed any of the restaurants along the beach in Sant Antoni de Calonge, as quality and atmosphere are missing in most of them. Maybe there are one or two spots that are worthwhile, but my preference would be somewhere else for lunch or dinner during a day at the beach. Last Christmas we decided to take a stroll along the beach in Sant Antoni and we noticed a new dining spot: Mundet.Continue reading “Enjoying your lunch with a killer view”
“A calçot (Catalan pronunciation: [kəɫˈsɔt]) is a type of scallion or green onion known as calçot in the Catalan language. The calçot from Valls (Tarragona) is a registered EU Protected Geographical Indication. (A geographical indication [GI] is a name or sign used on products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin, for example, a town, region, or country. The use of a geographical indication may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.)”
What’s all the fuss about?
Right, so now that we got the definition out of the way, what’s all the fuss about and why do the Catalans go nuts for their calçots??
Continue reading “Go Nuts for Calçots”