One of the most enjoyables Catalonia food fest.
What is a Calçot?It looks like a leek and tastes like a mild onion. It actually is a green onion but milder and less bulbous than the normal one. Traditionally grown in certain areas of Tarragona, although now it is cultivated in may places around Catalonia. The calçot form Valls (Tarragona) is a registered EU Protected Geographical Indication. Calçotada is an annual event in Valls, Catalonia celebrating the harvest of calçots, and it starts on the last Sunday of January. Calçotades are very popular and are especial occasions for family and friends to gather together and share a great gastronomic moment. Calçotades are held every now and then between the months of January to April How are Calçots prepared ? Calçots are grilled over an open hot fire, wrapped up in newspaper to keep them warm and finally served on a hot terracotta tile.