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Calçotada dinner at Ibérica Canary Wharf

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The Calçotada is a food festival that revolves around eating calçots (giant spring onions) and drinking wine from porrones (carafes). It is typical in the area of Catalonia and is celebrated every year towards the end of winter/beginning of spring. Calçots are very difficult to find outside Catalonia, so it is practically impossible to enjoy a good calçotada in London… until now!

Ibérica Canary Wharf are celebrating a Calçotada dinner next Wednesday, 20th of March. Expect chargrilled calçots with romesco sauce, traditional grilled meats and, if you are still hungry by then, a delicious Crema Catalana for dessert. All of this accompanied by Cava and red wine, of course!

Spanish cuisine is all about sharing and feasting (think ‘tapas’), and calçotades are no exception. Traditionally, the calçots are grilled or barbequed over a hot fire, served sharing-style and eaten, after peeling with bare hands, by dipping them one by one in romesco sauce and then lowering them into the mouth in one go.

Calçotades can be really messy (just see the pictures below and you’ll understand why!) so a bib is usually worn – which makes the whole experience even more fun!

Interested in trying this authentic (and delicious) Catalan tradition? Find out more about the event and buy your tickets here.

¡Buen provecho!

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