Elisabeth's Secret. The Penedès Rooster

Elisabeth and her family put all their hearts and souls into raising the roosters as their ancestors used to, even adding grapes and seeds to the diet of these precious birds. Together with other rooster breeders, they work to perpetuate the Penedès breed. Theirs is a small family farm and they run it with great love and passion.

The kitchen of her house hides a unique recipe. Calmly, quietly and patiently, they cook a roasted Penedès Rooster (Gall del Penedès) with plums and pine nuts, just the traditional way. The little ones, Oriol and Mariona, always help. They also like this very tasty meat with a soft and unique palate.

Jordi, Elisabet's partner, usually has to warn Oriol not to eat so much bread before the meal, he won't eat later. Once Jordi serves the rooster, as if it were magic, silence takes over the table. Now it is the time to savor this magnificent meal accompanied by a first class xarelo!


Main attractions

Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
The permanent exhibition at the VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and wine, and the close connection these have with the Penedès region and Catalonia. Your journey starts on the third floor of the Royal Palace and ends with a cava or wine tasting in the tavern of the museum.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.

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What to do in Penedès


Vilafranca del Penedès
March 3 and 10, April 7 and 14, May 5 and 12
Sant Llorenç d'Hortons
27th April
Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues
Once a month
Pau Casals Museum
28th April

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