Winter plans: gastronomic edition

January 2024

La Ruta del Xató

Xató is one of the specialties of the winter season, a tratidional salad with cod fish and romesco gravy that you can find in most restaurant menus. Depending on the Penedès area, the recipe for the xató sauce is slightly different, so you have the perfect excuse to taste the different types... one every weekend!

All you have to do is take a look at the dates of the several events of the Ruta del xató this winter - in Calafell, el Vendrell, Sitges, Vilafranca del Penedès and Vilanova i la Geltrú - make a new Whatsapp group and organize your gastro experience!

>> Dates La Ruta del xató

>> Restaurants de la Ruta del Vi del Penedès

 

Calçots season

Calçots are available for a very short period of time, so hurry up!

You have many budget options. You can book a table in one of the restaurants of the Penedès Wine Route that offer a calçots menu. Calçots, romesco sauce, artichokes, a good Penedès wine... you don't need much else, it is just the simple things that make us happy!

A well-rounded experience is to visit a winery that combines a wine tasting and a calçotada in the winery itself, or sometimes at a nearby restaurant. Let's take a look at the food and wine activities in our wineries!

>> Food and wine activities in wineries

 

Bar a Vins

Discover Vilafranca del Penedès with the 100% urban wine and tapas route. The Bar a Vins route, which runs through the pedestrian streets and squares around the city's historical heritage, includes 15 establishments where you can find a glass of DO Penedès wine and a tapa.

We recommend you stop by the Vilafranca Tourist Office to get a map of the city center and start enjoying this gastronomic route!

>> +info Bar a Vins: Turisme de Vilafranca

Plan

Discover

Main attractions

The Castle of the Holy Cross is a fortified area from the medieval period, first documented in 1037
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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