Catalan Restaurants and Catalan cuisine

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Catalan cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine from Catalonia. It may also refer to the shared cuisine of Roussillon and Andorra, the second of which has a similar cuisine to that of the neighbouring Alt Urgell and Cerdanya comarques and which is often referred to as "Catalan mountain cuisine".[1] It is considered a part of western Mediterranean cuisine.

It relies heavily on ingredients popular along the Mediterranean coast, including fresh vegetables (especially tomato, garlic, eggplant (aubergine), capsicum, and artichoke), wheat products (bread, pasta), Arbequina olive oils, wines, legumes (beans, chickpeas), mushrooms, all sorts of pork preparations (sausage from Vic, ham), all sorts of cheese, poultry, lamb, and many types of fish like sardine, anchovy, tuna, and cod.
The traditional Catalan cuisine is quite diverse, ranging from pork-intensive dishes cooked in the inland part of the region (Catalonia is one of the main producers of swine products in Spain) to fish-based recipes along the coast.
The cuisine includes many preparations that mix sweet and savoury and stews with sauces based upon botifarra (pork sausage) and the characteristic picada (ground almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, etc. sometimes with garlic, herbs, biscuits).

Star restaurants

The Catalan cuisine has always had an important role among the indigenous population and also among tourists, thanks to the quality of raw materials from the earth and the sea of these places and the wisdom of cooks and chefs country. It was, however, in the last two decades when the Catalan cuisine, particularly in Girona has reached its highest level and become a benchmark for world food. Thanks to the leadership, first as Ferran Adrià and Joan Roca, a whole generation of chefs offer many opportunities to be able to enjoy the best cuisine and its best products. Do not leave without visiting the Costa Brava and some of these restaurants, or without trying some of the signature dishes of our cuisine, such as rice, fish stews or the dishes that combine the taste of the sea and the mountains.

Restaurants:
Girona

El Celler de Can Roca ***
Les Cols **
Miramar**
L'Aliança*
Ca L'arpa*
Bo.Tic*
Casamar*
La Cuina de can Simón*
Ca L'Enric*
Fonda Xesc*
La Llar*
Massana*
Mas Pau*
Els Brancs*
Els Tinars*
Les Magnolies*

Barcelona

Neichel
Address: Carrer de Beltrán i Rózpide, 1 (Barcelona)
Zone: Sarrià-Pedralbes.
Price: 45 + Euros.
Food: Creative.

Manairó
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 424 (Barcelona)
Zone: Eixample Dret.
Precio: 45 + Euros.

Roca Moo
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 265 (Barcelona)
Zone: Eixample Dret.
Price: 45 + Euros.

Freixa Tradició
Address: Carrer de Sant Elies, 22 (Barcelona)
Zone: St. Gervasi-Santaló.
Price: 45+ Euros.

Nectari
Address: Carrer de València, 28 (Barcelona)
Zone: Eixample Esquerre.
Price between 30-45 Euros.

Hisop
Address: Passatge de Marimon, 9 (Barcelona)
Zone: St. Gervasi-Santaló.
Price: more than 45 Euros.

Via Veneto
Carrer de Ganduxer, 10-12 (Barcelona)
St. Gervasi-Santaló.
45+ Euros.

Cinc Sentits
Carrer d' Aribau, 58 (Barcelona)
Eixample Esquerre.
45+ Euros.

ABaC
Avinguda del Tibidabo, 1 (Barcelona)
St. Gervasi-Bonanova.
45+ Euros.

Hofmann
Carrer de la Granada del Penedès, 14-16 (Barcelona)
St. Gervasi-Santaló.
45+ Euros.

Angle
Carrer d' Aragó, 214 (Barcelona)
Eixample Esquerre.
45+ Euros.

Alkimia
Carrer de la Indústria, 79 (Barcelona)
Gràcia.
45+ Euros.

Lasarte
Carrer de Mallorca, 259 (Barcelona)
Zona: Eixample Dret.
45+ Euros.

Dos Cielos
Carrer de Pere IV, 272-286 (Barcelona)
Poblenou.
45+ Euros.

Caelis
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668 (Barcelona)
Eixample Dret.
45+ Euros.

Saüc
Via Laietana, 49 (Barcelona)
El Gòtic.
45+ Euros.

Enoteca
Carrer de la Marina, 19-21 (Barcelona)
Vila Olímpica.
45+ Euros.

Gaig
Carrer de Còrsega, 200 (Barcelona)
Eixample Esquerre.
45+ Euros.

Comerç 24
Carrer del Comerç, 24 (Barcelona)
Born-La Ribera.
45+ Euros.

Moments
Passeig de Gràcia, 38 (Barcelona)
Eixample Dret.
45+ Euros.
Food: Catalan.

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Catalan wines are produced in Catalonia, an old European nation with a rich wine tradition, as well as being one of the top cork producing countries.