Hotel SB ciutat de tarragona | Gastronomía

Gastronomy of Tarragona

Tarragona offers exquisite gastronomy which combines products from land and sea.

The most traditional dish is the Cassola de romesco, a fish casserole with romesco sauce, the base to accompany all fish and seafood dishes. If you decide to visit Tarragona between the months of January and April, it’s the perfect time of the year for calçots (regional scallions), so don’t forget to enjoy a nice calçotada during your time here, a feast traditional from the nearby town of Valls.

Among all the specialities, we recommend that the visitors sample the following traditional dishes:

  • Faves a la catalana – broad beans with pork and black pudding
  • Calçotada amb salsa romesco – grilled scallions with romesco sauce
  • Escalivada – smokey grilled eggplant, bell peppers and tomato sprinkled with olive oil
  • Butifarra amb mongetes – large Catalan pork sausage with white beans
  • Esqueixada de bacallà – marinated codfish salat
  • Mar i Muntanya – a dish that combines products from land and sea
  • Escudella i carn d’olla – traditional soup and stewed meat
  • Suquet de peix – fish stew
  • Among desserts, try the Crema catalana (Crème brûlée) and Mel i mató (Ricotta cheese and honey, sometimes with pine nuts)

Also, the excellent regional DO wines.

  • Peralada
  • Alella
  • Terra Alta
  • Pla de Bages
  • Priorat
  • Costers del Segre
  • Montsant
  • Conca de Barberà
  • And, of course, cava from the nearby region of El Penedès