Located in the region of El Garraf, this village is one of the Catalan towns that reflects the best the early industrialization and the Romantic Movement that promoted the resurgence of the Catalan culture. Regarding the gastronomy, you will be able to enjoy a great variety of dishes and delicious food in here. If you eat in Vilanova i la Geltrú, you will definitely want to go back.
There is a lot to eat in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a beautiful coastal village that belongs to the region of Garraf. In the traditional gastronomy of the town, the Mediterranean recipes are everywhere, as they are very common in throughout the whole Catalan coast. One of the most popular dishes in Vilanova i la Geltrú if the xató, a sauce (made with olive oil mixed with chopped ñoras – a type of pepper – almonds, hazelnuts, garlic and vinegar) that is used to season a escarole salad with cod, tuna, anchovies and olives. This is a local specialty also eaten in the neighbor village of Sitges.
Another example of the gastronomy of Vilanova i la Geltrú is the “Ajo Cremado”, a traditional maritime stew made with toasted garlic, oil, tomato and potato, which is usually put in the fresh fish of the region. Generally, the menus of the restaurants offer all kinds of fish and seafood, rice, suquets, escudellas and other specialties of the region. One of the main products of the harbor are the “gambas de Vilanova” (shrimp), that due to their freshness have an intense and bright red color.
Regarding the dessert, the village is famous for the cookies known as Lunas de Vilanova; the meringue is also popular, as well as the tortas de chicharrones (also called coques de llardons). In Vilanova many wineries produce cava and D.O. wine such as the Catalunya and the Penedès.
If you are looking for tapas bars in Vilanova i Geltrú, this village of the coast of Barcelona has many specialized establishments such as El Genil and El Giraldillo, both of a great quality. El Genil is a modern restaurant that has delicious tapas, such as the tortilla de patatas, clams, bravas… Perfect to share with friends. El Giraldillo is a great bar to order some sea portions with your couple or with a big group of people. We recommend the combination dishes so you can try a bit of everything.
There are many places to go to if you want to eat in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Peixerot is a restaurant of a strong maritime essence where it is possible to find all kinds of recipes made with products that come from the sea. This place has more than 10 years of experience working in the city.
Another great place to eat in Vilanova i la Geltrú is La Cucanya, a restaurant that offers an attractive seasonal cuisine made with regional products of great quality. This place is right next to the sea, and is the perfect restaurant to organize events such as wedding banquets and other special occasions. Great chipirones and Iberic sirloin.
L’Omaindia serves an innovative and attractive culinary offer, based in the traditional recipes of the region but also allowing some touches of creativity. They always use products locally produced. This is one of the best places to eat in this town.
The restaurant Infinit is also a great option. They serve a modern cuisine without never loosing the purest Mediterranean and Catalan traditions when cooking.
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