02 Oct 2019
«Tourist & Gastronomic Experiences in autumn».
Mushrooms. The traditional seasonal cuisine
Every year, with the first autumn rains, Catalonia undergoes a cultural and culinary transformation focusing on a food that is an intrinsic part of its identity: mushrooms.
Although this end of summer has not been rainy enough and the production of mushrooms has been affected, the product remains one of the most emblematic and valued Catalan cuisine.
In Catalonia, culinary products and traditions are born and elaborated that have helped to configure the country’s cuisine and have positioned it until it has a worldwide recognition. A kitchen based on both the quality of its products and the genius of its chefs. A kitchen that has achieved a harmonious combination between tradition and innovation. The gastronomic groups, distributed throughout the territory, have become great ambassadors of the cuisine of the territory and proximity, where they contribute every season new gastronomic experiences made with native products that can be tasted in each of their dishes.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies growing from fungi and one of the most iconic and highly prized ingredients used in Catalan cuisine. This isn’t just due to the unique flavour they have when seasoned with salt and pepper and chargrilled, or served as an accompaniment to rice and meat dishes, but also because they’re a really health food. It should come as no surprise that the deeply rooted mushroom tradition is experiencing ever-greater popularity. The growing numbers of amateur mushroom hunters who go the woods and forests, and the restaurants with special menus dedicated to this unique delicacy, provide ample proof of this.
If you’re thinking of exploring the world of mushrooms for yourself, there’s no better place to start than the counties of Osona and el Berguedà , in the province of Barcelona. You’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking natural scenery and, if you’re lucky, find a plethora of local varieties including ceps, milk caps, St George’s mushrooms, grey knights, Caesar’s mushrooms, pinkmottle woodwax, horns of plenty, Rogers mushrooms and waxcaps.
We have companies specialising in adventure activities,what organise guided mushroom hunts where you’ll find out everything you need to know about this wild food par excellence. You must make sure you pick them with the greatest care if you want them to grow back over the coming years.
Other options to consider to find all varieties of mushrooms, are the traditional markets in the towns and cities of Catalonia although the best way to taste them is as part of a dish prepared by our local chefs. The most traditional restaurants and top eateries specialising in creative and signature cuisine do their utmost to ensure all the aromatic and physical qualities of mushrooms are brought out to the full in their culinary creations.
Tourist Proposals in Autumn
Without a doubt, an extraordinary moment to visit the forests to fully enjoy a captivating landscape.
We give you some fantastic suggestions in the around of Barcelona.
AVANT GRUP. TOURISM – VISITS – TRANSFERS and EXCURSIONS
Tourism has become a daily element in our lives. In the last 25 years the number of people travelling around the world has experienced a deep and constant growth.
With a general expansion of tourism, and Barcelona’s consolidation as a tourist destination in the global market, Avant Grup has managed to leadership in the coach transport sector in Barcelona.
Amidst this growth in tourism destinations, Barcelona has become into one of the most visited cities in the world, and Catalonia in one of the preferred destinations.
AVANT GRUP.– To enjoy all the comfort and elegance of the most modern coach fleet in Barcelona.
All of the company’s vehicles incorporate the most advanced safety and comfort systems for passenger comfort.
Different models, different capacities and with an innovative design, both in the exterior image and in its interior, our vehicles guarantee a comfortable and safe trip to all passengers.
A fleet in permanent renovation, with constant additions of new units and with a median age of the fleet less than 4 years, allows to cover all the transportation needs generated by the tourist receptive both in large events and in cruise tourism.