Winter plans: gastronomic edition
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!
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!
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!